God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies
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God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel
Author: Costi W. Hinn
“My prayer is that this book will provide not only exposure but protection for people who might be drawn into error.” —Pastor John MacArthur
Costi Hinn went from being a next-generation preacher in a prosperity gospel dynasty to abandoning the family faith for the true Gospel. God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel offers unprecedented perspective on the perils of greed, threats to the global church, and encouragement for your own journey toward the Truth.
A captivating first-person look at one of the world's most powerful prosperity dynasties that offers a unique perspective on greed, the Church, and the journey toward Truth.
Millions desperate for hope and solutions are enticed by the promise of the prosperity gospel--that God will do whatever they need with just a little faith and a financial gift. All the while, prosperity preachers exploit the poor and needy to stockpile their riches. What can followers of the true gospel do to combat the deception?
Through a remarkable and fascinating journey, Costi Hinn went from a next-generation prosperity preacher to the first to abandon the family faith and share the true gospel. Nephew of the world-famous televangelist, Benny Hinn, Costi had a front-row seat to the inner workings and theology of the prosperity gospel. But as Costi's faith deepened, so did his questions about prosperity teaching. As the deceptions in his past were exposed, Costi came face to face with the hypocrisy and devastation caused by his belief system, and the overwhelming truth about the real Jesus Christ.
This captivating look into the daily lives of one of the world's leading prosperity dynasties offers a thoughtful perspective on the perils of greed, the power of the true gospel, and hope for the future of the global church. Through real-life stories, Costi challenges and equips readers to be living lights pointing the way to the true gospel and the saving grace of Christ. God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel will bolster your faith and encourage your own journey toward the Truth.
Spanish edition also available.
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Preface: The Heart of the Author
- Growing Up Hinn
- Anointed and Arrogant
- The Laws of Prosperity
- Living the Abundant Life
- Unanswered Questions
- Don’t Let Those Baptists Brainwash You
- Marriage and Ministry: A Divinely Appointed Disaster
- Transformed by the Truth
- A Dangerously Abusive Theology
- A Balanced View on Health and Wealth
- How to Reach Those Caught in Deception
Appendix 1: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix 2: Recommended Reading
About the Author:
COSTI W. HINN is a pastor and author whose passion is to preach the gospel and serve the church. He provides ministry resources on a variety of topics at www.forthegospel.org, and his work has been featured on media outlets like CNN, Christianity Today, and ChurchLeaders.com. Costi and his wife have three young children.