From Monk to Money Manager
Richard Rohr, author of The Universal Christ and Falling Upward: “I loved it! You would do well to read this book. From Monk To Money Manager is the perfect blend of psychological insight, spiritual values, and practical financial advice. Doug is going to help a lot of people grow up in their relationship with money. I realized that I’m a ‘Deer In Headlights,’ and Doug’s insights helped me examine my aversion to money.”
Doug Lynam served as a Benedictine monk for 20 years before entering the world of finance. He’s been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Kiplinger’s, CNBC and The Chicago Tribune. He is the author of From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk’s Financial Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy - And Why That’s Okay.
In his book, Doug shares the rules of money management that will change your approach to earning, saving, and investing.
From Monk to Money Manager is an entertaining journey through Doug's relationship with the almighty dollar—his childhood in a rich family, the long-haired hippie days running away from materialism, time in the Marine Corps looking for selfless service, and his twenty years in the monastery under a vow of poverty where he began helping alleviate others’ financial burdens. This all led to his current profession as a financial advisor.
In this unique look at wealth, Doug shares his belief that spirituality doesn’t require poverty. The truth is, we need financial peace so we can help others. When money becomes a part of our spiritual practice, used in love and service, it can bring us closer to our highest ideals.
He also provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to grow “a little bit wealthy.”