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God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel

How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies
Narrated by: Josh Childs
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Millions desperate for hope and solutions are enticed by the promise of the prosperity gospel - that God will do whatever they need with just a little faith and a financial gift. All the while, prosperity preachers exploit the poor and the needy to stockpile their riches. What can followers of the true gospel do to combat the deception?

Through a remarkable and fascinating journey, Costi Hinn went from a next-generation prosperity preacher to the first to abandon the family faith and share the true gospel. Nephew of the world-famous televangelist Benny Hinn, Costi had a front-row seat to the inner workings and theology of the prosperity gospel. But as Costi's faith deepened, so did his questions about prosperity teaching. As the deceptions in his past were exposed, Costi came face-to-face with the hypocrisy and devastation caused by his belief system and the overwhelming truth about the real Jesus Christ.

This captivating look into the daily lives of one of the world's leading prosperity dynasties offers a thoughtful perspective on the perils of greed, the power of the true gospel, and hope for the future of the global church. Through real-life stories, Costi challenges and equips listeners to be living lights pointing the way to the true gospel and the saving grace of Christ. God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel will bolster your faith and encourage your own journey toward the truth.

©2019 Costi W. Hinn (P)2019 Zondervan

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Truth!

Everything is made clear and it all makes sense. Helped to changed my mentality and opened my eyes. I realise my past mistakes and now have wisdom in which way to go! Strong word, full of Truth which everyone needs to hear. Thank You!

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A true account of the disease of wealth

A great and insightful book that answered many long term questions! - a MUST read for all believers.

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  • JROWLAND
  • 31-08-19

You have to read this buy 10 more for friends!

This is an incredible book. Thank God I found it and read it! It makes everything so clear now... a terrible deception indeed.

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  • L. Ford
  • 20-08-19

God, Greed and the (Prosperity) Gospel

Excellent book on a timely topic. It helped provide clarity and healing after losing a loved one who was caught up in this deception.

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  • Ramon P. Noens
  • 13-08-19

Christ Honoring Testimony by Costi

If you want to understand what makes the Health & Wealth movement tick, this book will provide an accurate look inside some of the worst offenders. At the same time Costi has been cautious not to lump all Pentecostals and Charismatics together and label them all full blown heretics. He does however not shy away from examining the skewed presuppositions, hermeneutics, and serious lack of theological understanding that is pervasive within Prosperity Preaching churches and parachurch ministries. I believe Costi has rightly communicated that there is a spectrum within the broader movement. This book is straight forward in its examination of the false teaching and hypocrisy of Prosperity Preachers. It is also a clear clairion call to the true gospel of Jesus Christ in all of its majesty, beauty, and glory. The gospel that gives true freedom and prosperity of soul.
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  • John Almen
  • 07-08-19

This explains why I don’t like church.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Costi Hinn’s story about his experience with the prosperity gospel opened my eyes to what I have felt for many years. I now understand what I thought I believed about the big name televangelists and many local preachers I have encountered during my Christian journey. I’m encouraged to venture back into church but, I am going in with open eyes and an open heart. Thank you Costi. I now think it’s possible for me to enjoy church and the Christian life again.

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  • Joshua Huling
  • 10-07-19

Must Read

Brother Hinn glorifies God with his powerful testimony to the grace and mercy of Jesus!

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  • Bryce P.
  • 10-07-19

Fantastic!

This has to be one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to this year! The narration was great and the actual book far surpassed my expectations. I loved it so much that I actually listened to the whole thing in a single day!! Haha. Oh how I seriously hope that you will listen to it! I heartily recommend it. The true gospel is such good news!

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  • Rebecca Smith Moss
  • 24-10-19

WOW! GREAT IS OUR GOD

God's truth so we'll revealed!
I pray many will read/hear this story for God's Glory!

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  • Jason
  • 17-10-19

Excellent

By far the best book I’ve ever listened to on the fallacies and dangers of the health, wealth, prosperity gospel. A great balance of sharing his personal inside story of him and his family in the midst of the charismatic movement and an examination of its errant teachings through the lens of scripture.

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  • Ben
  • 14-10-19

A great story of God’s grace

I totally recommend this book! To pastor, you need to read/listen to this because it will show you want to watch out for in this area. To the people of the church community it will help you see that love and standing for truth will bring our enemies to the truth of the Gospel of Christ! If you have a lack of gift ideas for anyone get this for them!

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  • Valori Stoican
  • 10-10-19

Perfect timing

What a God-send is the sacrificial sharing of this story, and the timing couldn’t be better for us, having recently had our church family torn apart by a split due to the subterfuge of this heresy and it’s affect on our gullible young pastor and his wife. I can take a deep breath. God’s got this, too!