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Larry Burkett (1939–2003)

Autor/a de Debt-Free Living

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Larry Burkett, a leading author and speaker on Christian Finance, has achieved much success in his career. He has written more than 50 nonfiction books, many of them bestsellers, that offer financial advice based on fundamental Christian principles. His best-selling work, Your Finances in Changing mostra'n més Times, has sold more than one million copies. He has also written three novels based on the premise of Christian financial management. In 1976, Burkett founded his ministry, Christian Financial Concepts, and conducts over 200 seminars a year as its president. Since 1982, he has hosted his own daily radio show, Money Matters, which reaches millions of listeners throughout the world. Larry Burkett lives in Gainesville, Georgia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Larry Burkett

Debt-Free Living (1989) 619 exemplars
The Coming Economic Earthquake (1991) 566 exemplars
The Illuminati (1991) 539 exemplars
Solar Flare (1997) 281 exemplars
Investing for the Future (1992) 259 exemplars
Money Matters for Teens (1998) 171 exemplars
Financial Parenting (1996) 148 exemplars
Money Matters for Kids (1997) 141 exemplars
Preparing for Retirement (1992) 140 exemplars
Kingdom Come: A Novel (2001) 120 exemplars
The Word On Finances (1994) 119 exemplars
What If I Owned Everything? (1997) 116 exemplars
What the Bible Says About Money (1989) 64 exemplars
Your Career in Changing Times (1993) 51 exemplars
All About Money (1692) 44 exemplars
In God We Trust (2001) 44 exemplars
50 Money Making Ideas for Kids (1997) 30 exemplars
Money Matters for Newlyweds (2002) 24 exemplars
Let's Go to the Store (2001) 14 exemplars
Buying Your First Car (2000) 13 exemplars
Financial Sampler (1992) 11 exemplars
Making Ends Meet (2002) 10 exemplars
Money in Marriage System (1999) 5 exemplars
How Much is Enough? Video (1999) 3 exemplars
Personal finances 3 exemplars
Los negocios y la Biblia (1996) 3 exemplars
The Most Important Bible Story (2003) 2 exemplars
Finanzas Personales (1996) 2 exemplars
De samenzwering (1993) 2 exemplars
Dando y Diezmando - Copia 2 (1996) 2 exemplars
various books 1 exemplars
Money Matters Software Deluxe (2001) 1 exemplars
Earthquake Update 1 exemplars
Overly Committed 1 exemplars
Let's Count! 1 exemplars
Investment Seminar 1 exemplars
Bound By Our Words 1 exemplars
Faithful and True 1 exemplars
I'm No Hero 1 exemplars
Planes de Seguros (1995) 1 exemplars
Taxes, You, and Co2 1 exemplars
The Family Budget 1 exemplars
Making the Grade 1 exemplars
Retirement Goals 1 exemplars
To Get a Good Job 1 exemplars

Obres associades

It's About Time (1992) — Pròleg — 56 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Altres noms
L. 柏康德
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Winter Park, Florida, USA
Lloc de defunció
Gainesville, Georgia, USA
Causa de la mort
heart failure
Christian Financial Concepts, Inc.
Crown Financial Ministries
Biografia breu



In The Coming Economic Earthquake, Larry Burkett offers a stark warning about the future of the American economy from a Christian perspective. Burkett, known for his economic principles shared on Christian radio, explores the dangers of uncontrolled government spending, suggesting a severe day of reckoning -- an economic earthquake -- is on the horizon.

I read this book twice over a period of several years. I kept coming back to it because of it's accessible narrative. The author demystifies complex economic concepts for the average reader (likely honed from years of experience in radio broadcasting). The book is part history lesson and part novel, as the author weaves fictional (cautionary?) tales between his more explanatory chapters.

The book's first half provides a historical backdrop of the U.S. economy, tracing pivotal moments from the establishment of the Federal Reserve through the Great Depression, WWII, and various economic crises. It does a good job of explaining history and setting the stage for understanding today's economic challenges. Later in the book he identifies a series of signals (predictions) which portend a coming collapse. His description of risky banking practices and loans to notably unscrupulous characters like Donald Trump made me laugh...and then realize time has borne out his prediction.

Here are some of his key points:
  • Accumulating federal debt and misuse of debt by businesses and households are an impending disaster. Without significant changes, like a balanced budget and other controls on entitlements, an economic collapse (debt spiral) is inevitable.
  • Keynesian economic policies, which advocate for continuous federal deficits and a larger government role in the economy, are unsustainable.
  • Hyperinflation, similar to post-WWI Germany, and a deep financial depression, is on the horizon. The warning signs he identified in chapters 12 and 13 have all been observed in the last 33 years, including his prediction of "monetary equalization" (which today we know as "quantitative easing").

Although some of Burkett's predictions may seem extreme (such as the collapse of the dollar being orchestrated by evildoers at the World Bank -- as described in his final cautionary tale), many of his signs of economic distress are now visible. His advice on individual financial preparedness, advocating for debt avoidance, living within one's means, prioritizing retirement planning, and engaging in the political process to encourage a stable economy, remains as relevant today as it was over three decades ago.

Overall, The Coming Economic Earthquake is a good read for those interested in economic theory, fiscal policy, and personal financial planning. There weren't too many Christian overtones, despite Burkett's background. I've added it to my permanent financial insights bookshelf along with other topics as The Bitcoin Standard and The Creature from Jekyll Island.

Whether or not you subscribe to Burkett's predictions, the work serves as a thought-provoking analysis of the potential consequences of unchecked economic policies in a world of fiat currency.

Review Post Script

I found the closing below in an earlier draft of my review, written back in February 2022 after my first reading of Burkett's work. I think it still has value.

As I worked my way through the second half of the book, the idea that this book was a "history of the future" was foremost in my mind. Mr. Burkett's writing is prescient. There are far, far too many parallels with what has happened in the 30 years since its publication: bank failures, government bailouts, quantitative easing to fund the debt, and even centrally-controlled digital currencies.

This work makes clear that the world we know today (the world of fiat currency and a debt-based economy) was destined to fail from the outset. We are only waking up to it today. Fortunately, today we have a way out -- pure peer-to-peer currency. Money out of the hands of the banks and governments. Sovereign currency that can't be debased. Bitcoin.

I am now more convinced than ever that adoption of a bitcoin standard is the only thing that can save the world.
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howermj | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 24, 2024 |
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WBCLIB | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | May 30, 2023 |
At one time Americans valued hard work, ethics, and education. Today, many of these values seemed to have been replaced by the pursuit of easy money and materialism. In this book, Larry Burkett tells readers not only why we face this problem, but how to solve it--and how to recapture the lost American Dream.
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