Sunday, March 21, 2010

**Book Review** Popes & Bankers by Jack Cashill

In today's dire economic conditions, Popes and Bankers looks at how we got here. It starts in ancient times and discusses how in Dante's Inferno, money lenders and murders share the same circle of hell. It then goes through history discussing the public and political, and occasionally religious views on money lending.

I'll admit it...At first I was kind of scared of a book about the history of credit and debt. I know nothing about finance (except that I like money!) and was worried that with the author's finance writing background, the book would be hard to understand and not very relevant to me. However, I found the opposite to be true! Not only is it very easy to understand but it is more of a humorous history text than one about finance. If you have an interest in finance, history, or religion than you should read this book.  I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. 5 is a must read and 1 is a book I couldn't finish reading.

*I received a review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review of the book*


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