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Encyclopedia > Larry Burkett

Larry Burkett (b. March 3, 1939; d. July 4, 2003) was an American author and radio personality whose work focused on financial counseling from an evangelical Christian point of view. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ...

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Background

Burkett was born the fifth of eight children. After completing high school in Winter Garden, Florida, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he served in the Strategic Air Command. Downtown Winter Garden on the West Orange Trail, with Plant Street at left. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... For the film of the same name, see Strategic Air Command (film) The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the operational establishment of the United States Air Force in charge of Americas bomber-based and ballistic missile-based strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. ...


Upon completion of his military duties, Burkett and his wife Judy returned to central Florida, where he worked in the space program at Cape Canaveral. He spent the next several years at the Space Center in charge of an experiments test facility that served the Mercury-, Gemini-, and Apollo-manned space programs. While working at the space center, Burkett earned degrees in marketing and finance at Rollins College. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, USA. The population was 8,829 at the 2000 census. ... Rollins College is an institution of higher learning located in Winter Park, Florida. ...


Burkett left the Space Center in 1970 to become Vice President of an electronics manufacturing firm. In 1972, he became an evangelical Christian; an event that had a profound effect on his life. In 1973, he left the electronics company to join the staff of a nonprofit ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, as a financial counselor. It was during this time that he began an intense study of what the Bible says about handling money, and he started teaching small groups around the country. Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... // Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian organization, focusing on evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around the world. ...


Burkett left the campus ministry in 1976 to form Christian Financial Concepts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the biblical principles of handling money. In September 2000, CFC merged with Crown Ministries, creating a new organization, Crown Financial Ministries. Burkett served as Chairman of the Board of Directors until his death in 2003 from heart complications in Gainesville, Georgia. Crown Financial Ministries is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry with the mission of equipping Christians around the world to learn, apply and teach financial principles based on the Bible. ... Crown Financial Ministriesâ„¢ is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry with the mission of equipping Christians around the world to learn, apply and teach financial principles based on the Bible. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Controversy

While Larry Burkett is touted to be a financial expert, he was an alarmist about the Y2K fiasco near the turn of the century. He warned of recession and economic collapse. In addition, he urged listeners to store ten days of food supplies and fifty gallons of water. Burkett went as far as to declare that the United States Senate was misleading the public on the catastrophe ahead.


Works

Burkett published more than 70 books, sales of which now exceed 11 million copies and include several national best-sellers. The four radio programs, “Money Matters,” “How to Manage Your Money,” “MoneyWatch,” and “A Money Minute,” are carried on more than 1,100 radio outlets worldwide. In May 1996, Southwest Baptist University conferred on Burkett an honorary doctorate in economics. His latest book was Nothing to Fear, in which he gave an update on this experiences with cancer and cancer treatments. Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is a private institute of higher education affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention which is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. ...


Prior to his death, Burkett founded the Larry Burkett Cancer Research Foundation. The foundation was dissolved after successfully funding the operations of Dr. Patrick Sewell for several years.


Publications

Non-fiction

  • What Ever Happened to the American Dream
  • The Coming Economic Earthquake
  • Your Finances in Changing Times
  • Business by the Book
  • The Financial Planning Workbook
  • Women Leaving the Workplace
  • Investing for the Future
  • Financial Parenting
  • Debt-Free Living
  • Hope When It Hurts
  • and Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • Nothing to Fear
  • The Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples

Novels

  • The Illuminati
  • The THOR Conspiracy
  • Solar Flare
  • Kingdom Come (with Davis Bunn)

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News from Agape Press (537 words)
Burkett wrote more than 70 books and hosted the radio program Money Matters on more than 1,000 stations across the U.S. Burkett often said that wise management of resources begins with recognizing that they actually belong to God, so that the issue is stewardship rather than ownership.
Burkett was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 1995, six years after suffering a heart attack.
Burkett, 64, is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy, their four children -- Allen, Danny, Kim, and Todd -- and nine grandchildren.
Larry Burkett - General Teachings/Activities (1977 words)
Burkett said some good things in the book, but he was basically "panic-mongering," giving his readers no real solutions on how to invest for and/or protect themselves against the coming financial collapse (primarily because there are no ways to avoid its worldly and worldwide consequences).
Larry Burkett was one of the speakers at this conference.
In Burkett's materials catalog, there was a listing for the Personal Profile System (PPS), which is a personality inventory based on Carl Jung's (psychologist, spiritist/occultist, and anti-Christian) theory of psychological types, which has its roots in the four temperaments and astrology.
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