Three Cups

Three Cups

By Tony Townsley with Mark St. Germain
Published by Thomas Nelson

Through a story of a little boy receiving three nondescript cups for his birthday, authors Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain teach the principles of financial stewardship to young and not-so-young readers alike.

Told in first person from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, who is none too excited to open his birthday gift only finding three cups that he recognized from his family’s own cupboard. When his mother shows him the accompanying envelope of money, she explains he will now be receiving a weekly allowance.  She continues to explain how he is to divide his allowance each week among the three cups and watch as they take him on exciting adventures. One cup for savings, one for spending and one for giving. The story continues through the boys’ growing-up years and ends with his own five-year-old son opening a birthday gift … of three cups.

A very helpful parent’s guide is included at the back of the book to explain how the reader can start their own “three-cup” progam at home. We started a similar thing with our children when they were small to teach them the value of money and good stewardship.

The only thing I would like to see added to this book would be scripture to reinforce the biblical principles of being good stewards of all God has blessings.

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