Browsing through a library of books, I am least likely to pick up a title from the non-fiction, self-help, inspirational section. Give me grand narratives that stretch my imagination to new worlds and experiences, epic high fantasy.. My reading style would best be classified as escapist….
And if you haven’t already, do check out a recent article I like to call Uncle B’s Guide To Book Descriptions, Blurbs and Genre.
As a struggling creative in an emerging country, a friend decided to bless my wealth creation journey with a copy of Straight Forward Financial Growth by Moses Mukisa… Seeing as the book crossed the continent from Uganda to Zimbabwe, and it came highly recommended (before I had even opened a single page from it 3 different people had exclaimed on how lucky I was to have a copy or maybe they were just surprised to see that the book had made its way to Zimbabwe) how could I not read it?
And also because some entitled individuals stole electrical cables so haven’t had electricity and in the quiet I had time to read this book, else it may have ended up on a To Do List of things I promise myself I’ll get round to, sometimes the universe conspires to put us exactly where we need to be.
Straight Forward Financial Growth
Published 2018 Straight Forward Financial Growth is a culmination of a course Moses Mukisa Lead Pastor at Worship House has taught called Straight Forward Financial Growth (SFFG) a systematic step by step approach towards financial growth and bible-based wealth creation.
The book is premised on five big ideas that if applied unlock financial, well obviously I cant share those, you will have to read the book to see how sometimes what really holds us back is what we act on, to get, keep and grow wealth..
Most books on personal finances and wealth creation (well at least the popular ones I have run into) aren’t very Afrocentric in their approach while one can learn from them they are not very relatable to the African Context. Straight Forward Financial Growth really brings prosperity home…
Moses Mukisa’s book opens with a hard hitting foreword from Murithi Wanjua senior Pastor at Mavuno Church
“THE GOSPEL that missionaries brought to our part of the world a hundred and fifty years ago is markedly different from the gospel that came many centuries earlier to their own people and continent…”
..And the results, we are on what could be the most evangelized continent in the world but at the same time, one known more for… the challenges it faces.
The strategy of the book is Straight Forward as the title suggests and each chapter ends with a recap session to reflect on key points on our journey of getting, keeping and growing wealth.
Depending on your religion or the church you go to this book may have you questioning your purpose on Earth and the path some church leaders are leading their flock down, albeit with good intentions, while some are more nefarious.
“…as a church leader I deal with people who spend most of their waking time either looking for money or worrying about it; either working for money or trying to get money to work for them….” –Moses Mukisa
Moses Mukisa makes one evaluate some cold hard facts like how the continent with such abundant natural resources end up home to some of the poorest people. We should not be simply surviving the rat race with barely enough to work another day instead we should be thriving…. Prosperous.
While the book targets Uganda its lessons would best serve any country in Africa, although I had to struggle around with exchange rates to fully appreciate the monetary value as the book quotes examples using Uganda Shillings UGX.
If there is one actionable idea I got from the book its that idea you are pondering on; Take Action Now.
Don’t wait for the iron to get hot before you hit. Hit it until it gets hot.