Why Enough is Never Enough - Overcoming Worries About Money: A Catholic Perspective


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Why Enough is Never Enough: A Catholic Perspective on Overcoming Worries About Money by Gregory S. Jeffrey


Make peace with money.

This is not a book about how to make money. Or spend it. Or give it away. Rather, it s a book for anyone who has ever worried about money, about having enough, and it begins with a startling assumption: No amount of money will ever lift your anxiety. This may seem counter-intuitive, but in Gregory Jeffrey we have an experienced guide. With degrees in business and theology, he has worked as a development consultant for two decades. In meeting with thousands of individuals to ask their support for various causes, he discovered to his amazement that some people with millions worried constantly about money; others of very modest means seemed immune.

Apparently, making peace with money entails something other than money. This insight led Jeffrey to question every fundamental assumption we hold about wealth. With warmth, humor, and a writing style as simple as the Dakota prairie he grew up on, he offers a unique perspective on the interplay between our spiritual and financial lives. Rich with images, stories, and compassion for the millions now burdened with financial worries, Jeffrey teases out what is required of the soul who wishes to be free of anxiety.

Greg Jeffrey is an independent development consultant specializing in Catholic schools and parishes.  He has worked with consulting firms and clients throughout the U.S. He holds and M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. His long-standing interest in theology led him to seek an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University, a degree he completed early in 2000.  “There aren’t too many people with an MBA from Notre Dame and an MA Theology from Franciscan,” notes Mr. Jeffrey.  “But it’s an ideal combination for what I do.”