A Life Well Spent Author:Russ Crosson While on the surface the book may seem to be about finances and money, it is so much more than that. Although, even at the level of money, it is still a very valuable read for those wanting to put their finances in order. For, according to Crosson, to put your finances in order, you have to order your life and priorities as well. — The primary th... more »eme of Crosson's book is that we need to be deliberate about the training of our children (or our posterity) in a spiritual sense. Crosson's idea is that how we use and manage our money is one tool that we can use to train our children - and if that tool is misused, Crosson has seen the devastation and heartache that it can cause. As a financial planner, Crosson is sharing not simply financial strategies, but life lessons and plans that will help nurture godly young men and women more devoted to the cause of Christ because of his insight and knowledge being put into practice.
Crosson hits one issue very hard over and over again - how we use (or invest) our time. The ability to use money to buy time is such an attractive concept - but Crosson shows how good intentions in this area have turned to poor decisions - the use of some "time-saving" devices have enabled us to waste more time, or work longer hours, or even have been the cause of a disconnect between parents and children - Crosson warns against falling prey to the misuse of technology. Crosson also drives home the point that time, not money, is our most precious commodity - and something that cannot be purchased in any greater quantities than what others have regardless of our income or financial status - we all have 24 hours in a day to use how we choose - and if we are not deliberately carving our time for our posterity, training our children will be done in bits and pieces with a hit or miss strategy that is unreliable and detrimental to our children.« less