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Stewardship is an idea that most of us don’t think about … until we find ourselves in personal financial crisis, or the nation does. And we may know that stewardship is about more than money, but the whole idea can be so overwhelming. How do we figure it out? How do we live lives of stewardship? Is it achievable? What does it mean? Through 366 Exploring Stewardship notes, profiles of individuals, notes on challenges to stewardship, quotes on stewardship from respected Christians throughout the ages, and other articles and helps, the NIV Stewardship Study Bible projects a positive picture of the privilege we have in managing what God has given us to give him glory and to build his kingdom. More than just money, this Bible emphasizes stewardly responsibility in all areas of life, including relationships, creation care, money management, institutions, and caring for the poor. It’s been pulled together with the purpose of changing perceptions about what the word “stewardship” means—not something intended to be draining and guilt inducing, but rather motivating, empowering, and uplifting. The NIV Stewardship Study Bible has been endorsed by Crown Ministries, Dave Ramsey, Good $ense ministries, the Barnabas Foundation, Prison Fellowship, and various other programs and ministries that seek to encourage responsible stewardship among Christians. This Bible is a natural “next step” for people who benefit from these ministries and take part in their programs. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.