New Resource: 'Growing Generous Souls'

May 23, 2019

Tired of settling for fundraising instead of promoting biblical stewardship and multifaceted generous-hearted living? Growing Generous Souls, Betsy Schwarzentraub’s new book, helps people connect deeper faith issues with daily rhythms, including:
  • How to put God first in their relationships and hectic schedules;
  • How to live and teach a balance of work and rest; and
  • How to deal with money limits and the pressure to constantly consume. 
The book makes an excellent tool for pastors and lay church leaders. Challenging the ethic of scarcity, it encourages us to adopt an ethic of enough, find a deeper sense of contentment, and reorient our understanding of stewardship from a church program to a way of life that nurtures grateful people, to rediscover that generosity grows from the refreshed soul rather than the harried life.
Reflection questions in the book, together with a seven-week Small-Group Study Guide and other resources on, encourage readers to study the book’s themes in the context of their own lives and congregations.
Betsy Schwarzentraub is a clergy member of the California-Nevada Conference, and retired director of Stewardship for the conference, CA-NV United Methodist Foundation, and The United Methodist Church. She will have Growing Generous Souls at Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, El Dorado Hills on Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Because that is “prime time” for most of us, you may contact her (see the conference clergy directory) for an event-discounted book price. 

Growing Generous Souls is also available through Amazon (