Pastor, Jim Costello Explains Dangers of Churches Prioritizing Monetary Goals

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New book, "Perilous Times" explains why churches are run too similarly to businesses

Modern churches are no longer places of worship, but instead places of buying and selling. It’s essential that Christians prioritize the well being of those in their community before all else.

A recent article in The Economist likens the Catholic Church to a $170 billion business. The article has left many wondering if it’s positive for a religious organization to draw such staunch business comparisons.

Pastor and church founder, Jim Costello worries that many religious organizations are so focused on raising money that they often fail to meet their primary objective of spiritualty assisting those in need.

Costello’s new book, “Perilous Times” warns that modern religion has reached a moral tipping point. It stresses the importance of maintaining tradition al biblical values and calls on readers to recognize mistakes made my many churches.

“Modern churches are no longer places of worship, but instead places of buying and selling,” Costello said. “It’s essential that Christians prioritize the well being of those in their community before all else.”

“Perilous Times: Blow the Trumpet in Zion”
By Jim D. Costello
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4908-3040-7    
Available at: Amazon, Westbow and Barnes and Noble online bookstores

About the Author
Jim D. Costello served in the Vietnam War where he received 25 commendations and was decorated with several medals, including the Bronze Star. After war and a civilian career, he founded a church in Little Rock, Arkansas and served as a pastor for 15 years. “Perilous Times” is Costello’s first published novel.

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