Saturday, January 19, 2019

5 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Dan Willis

About the Book

Title: 5 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom  
Author: Dan Willis  
Genre: Finances/Christian living  
Release date: January 8, 2019  
Publisher: Whitaker House

As a young and naïve pastor, Dan Willis maxed out twenty-three credit cards and ruined his credit to support his ministry. It wasn’t until massive debt caused the cards to stop working that he realized that God never asked him to do this. Through his candor and honesty, Dan reveals the five steps God showed him to get out of debt: stop spending, create a budget, develop a debt payoff plan, begin saving, and repair bad credit. This led him to becoming a thriving and financially-free ministry. Now, Dan is on a mission to teach this to the world. Using biblical principles, but not relying on miracles or “name-it-and-claim-it” theology, Dan provides easy-to-follow, practical steps that can be used by anyone to escape financial bondage. Finally, he encourages readers to use their financial freedom to help others and advance God’s kingdom, and to use their newfound fiscal wisdom to store up wealth. Without shaming those who struggle financially, 5 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom is the perfect combination of spiritual wisdom and practical advice for those who desperately need it.

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My Review

From Mr. Willis's personal experience, we get to get a first-hand account of a man's journey into massive debt and his spiritual and practical experience out of it. What I loved about this financial book is that it was simple, there were worksheets included, it was down to earth, and it was short. Mr. Willis presented each step from the Biblical perspective and then showed us how to do it pure and simple. Also, a prayer was included at the end of each chapter which I thought was nice considering that sometimes we tend to separate our finances from being a spiritual thing. I liked how he emphasized that this was not a "name it, claim it" approach and that tithing was of utmost importance. We can't afford not to tithe, because we can never truly prosper financially unless we obey the Lord with our finances since all good gifts come from Him in the first place. :) Like anything, I can't say I agree with 100% of this book, but it is a good, simple, practical, Biblical guide that any person could read (even people that don't like to read), and benefit from. If you want a Biblical, no nonsense, simple approach to handling finances, this is the book for you.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are my own. 

About the Author

As a young boy, Dan Willis’s dreams involved entering the medical field until that fateful day when, at age sixteen, he was called to “temporarily” take over the pastor position of a local church. More than thirty years later, Dan is still there, serving as the senior pastor of The Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip, Illinois. He took the small ministry of sixteen people and nurtured it into a thriving multicultural body of more than 1,500 people. Dan’s previous books with Whitaker House were Freedom to Forget: Releasing the Pain from the Past, Embracing Hope for the Future and Praise Is My Weapon.

Guest Post from Dan

Not 23 Ways to Money Greatness or 67 Options to Financial Well Being. Just Five Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. Why complicate this? Wipe out debt and create wealth.

Blog Stops

Robin is Bookish, January 11
Remembrancy, January 14
Texas Book-aholic, January 15
Bigreadersite, January 15
Aryn The Libraryan, January 16
Mary Hake, January 18
A Reader’s Brain, January 19
Carpe Diem, January 21


To celebrate his tour, Dan is giving away a $20 Starbucks gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your review and getting to know more about this great book. Pure & simple, the way we like it.

  2. Thank you for sharing this great book