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Book Review: Popes and Bankers

September 22, 2012

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One of my hobbies is looking for connections between successful businesses and godly principles. Even if the business owners do not know it, they often used a philosophy found in the Proverbs or the Sermon on the Mount to lead their company. I am also somewhat of a history buff so the description of Popes and Bankers appealed to me right away.

Jack Cashill tells us the story of usury as it transforms from a disrespected and even illegal practice to what we have in the modern day. As an economically and religiously conservative person, I found that I agree with the broad points made by Mr. Cashill and have no problems using them as proof in my own conversations. Whether or not one agrees with his fiscal philosophy, time spent with this book will be worthwhile as the reader thinks about the historical events.

Worldviews aside, this book is a great read. It moves fast and allows us to have a fresh look at the history of the world. For those not living debt free, perhaps it will even cause some self-reflection into their own borrowing habits and not make those commitments so casually.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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