Ask, Thank, Tell
is a straightforward, easy-to-read stewardship guide that ought to be placed in the hands of every seminarian, pastor, and congregation leader. Lane gives biblically grounded practical advice that, if followed, would transform the church. The emphasis is on mission, not maintenance; discipleship, not membership and the giver's need to give, not the church's need to receive. The author advocates a biblically based primary relationship with Jesus Christ that includes open, basic, plain, and ongoing talk about money."
– Jerry Hoffman, coordinator for "Stewardship in the 21st Century," A Luther Seminary Web-based Ministry
"'Seize every opportunity to tell your story,' says author Charles Lane, as he encourages stewardship leaders to give many compelling ideas for helping people to grow in their relationship with Jesus through joyful stewardship. This book is especially useful for those who want guidelines for planning stewardship in their own context. Of special note is the warning in chapter 8: 'It is easy to start thinking about what will work best for the [stewardship] leadership team. Resist this temptation. Focus instead on what will work best for the givers.' The section on Creating a Culture of Thanksgiving is worth the price of the book."
– Ed Kruse, ELCA Director for Stewardship
"In this helpful new book, Ask, Thank, Tell, Charles Lane puts the center of stewardship ministry where it needs to be – on Jesus. Using the Bible as his foundation, Lane offers practical, easy-to-follow steps for congregational leaders who want to strengthen their church?s stewardship ministry. I'll certainly be recommending this book to the congregations and leaders I coach."
– Rochelle Melander, author of Our Lives Are Not Our Own: Saying Yes to God