Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 26, 2008
A small 90-page book on how to lead a more generous life by a church giving expert is something of a "publishing miracle" that is being used by churches across the United States and around the world to inspire greater generosity and increase giving. Kluth is a recognized worlwide authority and media expert on church and charitable giving, philanthropy, tithing, and generosity.
In order to keep up with the increasing demand, 300,000 copies of the "A 40-day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life" have been printed in the first year and a half. Churches of all sizes from over 60 denominations have ordered copies by the hundreds and thousands.
The story of this booklet has even caught the attention of the media with news stories on NBC TV evening news in Colorado, a live interview on CBN TV news and talk show, a front page story in the Colorado Springs Gazette life section, a one hour live interview on Moody Radio's "Open Line", The Christian Post (as a top story), United Press International, USA Religious News, Christian Newswire, Google News, Yahoo News and MSNBC News.
In addition to the attention the booklet is receiving in the USA, requests have come in from around the world to translate the booklets into other languages. Translations are currently underway in 40 foreign languages for distribution in more than 60 countries. In Latin America, Crown Financial Ministries will promote and distribute this book in every country.
Kluth said that several publishers had declined to publish the booklet because they said there was no market for a book on generosity. He shared, "My wife and I used inheritance money to produce and print 15,000 copies that we thought it would take years to distribute. But in the first 18 months we needed to print 300,000 copies to keep up with the growing number of orders coming in every week."
The "Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life" book takes people through 40 daily Bible readings that help them understand what the Bible teaches about managing their finances. "Years ago I was in debt and had financial problems. As I learned what the Bible teaches about money, God helped me completely turn around my finances and gave me the freedom to live more generously. I am grateful that so many other people can benefit from the things I learned," said Kluth.
Kluth reports that after bank failures in Mongolia, the largest church in the country translated the booklet and gave it to their 1,100 church members. "Over the next two months we saw offerings increase nearly 60 percent," the Executive Pastor emailed to Kluth. In Kluth's own church, offerings increased over 40% after the use of the book with his congregation.
Brian Kluth is a pastor, author, speaker, founder of http://www.MAXIMUMgenerosity.org, and TV, radio, newspaper media expert on generosity, philanthropy, charitable and church giving, and donations to religious causes. His generosity resources are used across the US and around the world by by mainline, Catholic, orthodox, and evangelical congregations to inspire generosity and increase giving. Last year Kluth was honored by the Christian Stewardship Association with the Outstanding Stewardship Educator of the year award.
Kluth's websites can be accessed at http://www.MAXIMUMgenerosity.org and http://www.GenerousLife.info. For a free media review copy of the Generous Life book, email your name, media connection, phone, and address to: ship @ kluth.org.