Understanding Biblical Financial Freedom is a workbook designed to help you to first understand what God says about your attitudes about money and second to learn how to manage the assets He has blessed you with.
This workbook is a composite of several resources that will help you to self-evaluate your current stewardship approach and then to develop some disciplines to strengthen your resolve to manage your assets according to God's will.
There are quizzes for you to take, budgeting forms to help you set up a cash flow plan, instructions in creating a filing system for keeping track of your assets and a scripture verse directory to help you search for scripture relating to various issues we have regarding our money.
This workbook is used in classes taught upon request by the author, Darleen T. Martin.
Darleen T. Martin, a Certified Financial Planner® Professional, has been in the financial planning business for over two decades. She began her career in Houston, Texas as an entry level manager trainee with a major Wall Street investment firm and became the first black woman to be a Vice President of the firm.
As owner of The Austin Retirement Specialists she also focuses on values-based financial planning. She conducts educational seminars and speaks at many conferences sponsored by professional, civic and church organizations.
Understanding Biblical Financial Freedom was developed out of a need to conduct financial workshops that were Christian based. This workshop is now one of the Sunday school classes offered at her church. She also facilitates Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at her church.
Darleen is very active in her church and community. She has served on many boards in her community, and ushers at her home church.