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The Giving Myths: Expert in Fundraising Exposes Churches Myths about Giving in New Book

Contact: Dr. Steve McSwain, 502-777-9426, www.stevemcswain.com

MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- There are 7 common myths about giving that virtually every church in America (Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant alike) perpetuates. These myths are roadblocks to generous living and giving. In this new book, Dr. McSwain, expert in philanthropy and fundraising with more than a decade of experience consulting with churches of every denomination, exposes these myths, explains why they have contributed to the decline in giving in most churches, and offers a practical suggestions on how to create a more generous church. The book is highly endorsed by virtually every denomination in America.


This book bravely challenges both professional religious leaders and laypersons to do what Jesus commanded and give themselves and everything they have to Him. This wonderful book is readable…full of real-life examples and should be gladly welcomed in all Christian communions.

– Robert L. Cargill, LL.D., CFRE, Chairman

Cargill Associates, Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas


Dr. McSwain has garnered more than three decades of experience to write a timely and practical book…a 'must read.'…Dr. McSwain's writing style is enjoyable and his applied principles Biblically sound and practically astute.

– Dr. Gil McKee, Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Quite simply, Steve McSwain is a miracle worker. Not only does he have that rare gift of inspiring others to be more generous than they dreamed possible, but he gives others the satisfying sense of belonging deeply to God and God's plans. The biblical spirituality from which he derives his convictions and insights makes him one of the most qualified guides to churches today.

– Fr. Jerome P. Kaywell, Pastor

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Punta Gorda, Florida


Steve's passion for this topic is unsurpassed. He rightly understands that the effectiveness of the Christian church is tightly bound to the proper understanding and practice of financial stewardship. I pray that God will use this book to open many hearts, minds and wallets so that God's work may prosper in ways that we can only imagine now.

– David Bowersox, Business Manager and Treasurer

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

Columbus, Ohio


Steve McSwain brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the topic of giving…an excellent job of melding biblical principles of giving with practical application.

– Curt C. Farmer, Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Director Wachovia Bank


While not for the faint of heart, those who follow these practical guidelines…will be blessed beyond their imaginings. Dr. McSwain's discussion of the divinely-designed flow of the universe is brilliant and right on target…A great read and one that might just change your life.

– Kristine Miller, Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving

The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan


Steve McSwain effectively debunks the myths that pervade our materialistic culture and reveals the true joy found in generous giving. You will benefit from reading this book.

– Paul L. Larsen, Senior Pastor

Christ the King Lutheran Church

New Brighton, Minnesota


Dr. McSwain is a gifted leader in helping people see how material resources can make the giver's life worth living.

– Roger Rominger, Senior Pastor

First United Methodist Church

Springfield, Illinois


Steve McSwain has provided a definition of life that challenges the most ostentatious aspects of our culture. This is an invitation to everyone to experience the fullness of life and faith through giving…a compelling read both critical and affirming at the same time.

– Larry R. Hayward, Senior Pastor

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Alexandria, Virginia


Kudos to Dr. McSwain for having the courage to write this timely and much needed book. Every person who is serious about finding enrichment and fulfillment in their remaining years will want to read this book.

– Dr. C. E. Jackson, III, Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church

Lenoir City, Tennessee


A challenging, insightful and enlightening read, from an experienced leader calling others to reflect upon their giving patterns.

– Fr. John Auer

St. Paul Catholic Church

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Dr. McSwain is the original "mythbuster." He understands the church. He understands finances and stewardship. The beauty of this book is Steve's ability to bring the two together in a way that's non-threatening and understandable. This book is a must read….

– Dr. Glen S. Martin, Senior Pastor

Journey of Faith Church

Manhattan Beach, California


One of the most difficult tasks in life is to "walk the walk and talk the talk." Steve McSwain has done both. This book reflects a journey of experiences in which McSwain offers witness to the deep joy he has found in giving. His faith and experience in giving offer rich lessons for us all.

– Rev. Dr. Susan A. Patterson-Sumwalt, Senior Pastor

United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


...a book I wish all of my church members would read…I loved the book. It will help people no matter how spiritually mature they are.

– Dr. Ron Churchill, Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church

Plant City, Florida


Dr. McSwain provides powerful and practical tools that will lead to personal and corporate financial transformation. Through wonderful insight and real stories, the reader is led to the joys experienced in true spiritual generosity. Dr. McSwain's personal transparency is especially gripping and instructive, as he models his message.

– Rev. Greg McGarvey, Senior Pastor

Carmel United Methodist Church

Carmel, Indiana


The connection between the will of God and the heart of people in the area of giving is vital. McSwain knows this and helps us see it exceptionally well. Lots of people tell me "you have to read" this or that book. I'm glad I read this one.

– Dr. Paul Ulring, Senior Minister

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

Columbus, Ohio