Those of us who live in the Western world live in some of the richest countries on the planet yet, despite this fact, many people are under financial pressure. In this book, I share practical principles for becoming financially free and living wisely with the resources we have. Learn fresh insights about earning, saving, investing, debt reduction, and spending wisely. The book also includes extra material on alleviating poverty, church finances, fundraising, and the purpose of business.

  • For those who live in Australia, you can order a paperback copy from WORD Australia.
  • OR you can purchase it in eBook format for Kindle, or other eReaders, on the Australian Amazon site.
  • OR, if you live in a country other than Australia, you can purchase the international edition in paperback format on Amazon or in eBook format for Kindle also on the USA Amazon site or 10 other Amazon sites around the world (check your locality).
  • You can also purchase this book as an immediate PDF download from this online shop.


“Countless books on how to use money compete for readers. It is easy to find complicated ones. It is common to find those that just promote getting rich, even by so-called Christians. There are plenty of theoretical studies that are hard to apply and how-to-manuals not based on good theory. But where does one find a short, practical, biblically grounded, clearly written little book that addresses all the important questions about using money in Christian ways with up-to-date charts, graphs, and statistics to back everything up? Mark Conner has now written it. Get a copy. Devour it. Then live it out.”

Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO

“Mark Conner has a wealth of experience when it comes to the vital subject of how Christians should handle their money. In this practical guide to saving, spending and giving, he helps us view our finances from God’s perspective. He eloquently explains where our hearts should be focussed and offers biblical financial principles that stand the test of time. It’s a timely antidote to this age of conspicuous consumption.“ 

Tim Costello – Chief Advocate, World Vision Australia

“It is often not productive to ask pastors for their views on finance or financiers for their views on pastoral care. It is therefore very refreshing to read Mark Conner’s ‘Money Talks: Practical Principles for Becoming Financially Free’, which blends the insights of the pastor with the practical applications of someone who has thought carefully about the power that money has over us. He tackles the biblical road map to freedom in financial matters with a persuasive skill and hands-on application.” 

Ken Costa – Author: God at Work

“Money Talks is a concise guide to financial freedom based on brilliant biblical teaching. Mark Conner shares practical Scriptural insight from years of teaching that can help you get free from the traps that keep us from living the generous life we want to live. If you want to be financially free God’s way, read Money Talks!”

Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor – Community Christian Church
Author of Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders

“Mark Conner has written a fantastic book about money and generosity. Many today are looking for wisdom to help us navigate the tensions we face in income inequality, stewardship, and wealth, and to reflect the heart and wisdom of Jesus when it comes to our resources. Theologically strong, yet immensely practical, Mark does this so well. I highly recommend this book to you.”

Jon Tyson – Church Planter and Author. Church of the City New York.

“Finances can be the F word for many of us, but Dr. Mark Conner is a person to trust when it comes to making sense of financial headaches. From million-dollar budgets in some of the largest churches to standing with people living in extreme poverty, Mark has seen it all. With 7 in 10 people currently living on less than $10 a day and disparity between rich and poor creating global instability, this book could not be more urgent or important. This book will especially help us Christians in rich countries to take stock, pray, think, and find imaginative ways to be a solution to injustice in the world by making the most of God’s resources at our disposal. Please read this practical, prophetic book and act on Mark’s advice. It will help us all.”

Rev Dr Ash Barker – Director, Newbigin School for Urban Leadership (

“In the time I have known Mark, his strength of character, leadership, and deep understanding of biblical teachings have had a profound impact on my life. Mark’s ability to translate complex issues into simple and actionable disciplines is a rare gift, and it is one that he delivers in a deeply personal and authentic way. One of the many principles that Mark has taught and practiced both in his personal life and church leadership role, is financial freedom. As a student of Mark’s teaching, I have witnessed individuals and families transform their financial situations from being hamstrung with credit card debt to owning their own properties and running successful businesses. With the wisdom contained in these chapters, I am confident that reading this book will challenge your perspective on biblical stewardship and provide you with the tools to achieve true financial freedom.” 

Dan Daniels – Founder and Global CEO Daniels Health

“This is a timely and significant book about managing our money well. Mark provides practical ideas to help us improve our thinking about money as well as our daily practices. This book is a great read!”  

Lisa McInness Smith – Global Keynote Speaker. Best-Selling Author. Transformational Coach