Tony Amaradio is Happy Sam Metcalf Was Selected as a Finalist in the InterVarsity Press Reader’s Choice Contest

Tony Amaradio has inspired many with his financial pieces of advice. He recently joined the readers and critics acclaiming Sam Metcalf for his book, Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World. In the InterVarsity Press’ 2016 Reader’s Choice contest, Metcalf was chosen as winner of the IVP Books finalists. Amaradio is known for his work as host of the radio show Market Talk and for his eye-opening book, Faithful With Much: Breaking Down the Barriers to Generous Giving. He commended Metcalf for bringing attention to important apostolic movements that expand the church through social activism and advocacy.

Of the 113 titles published between October 2015 and September 2016 by InterVarsity Press, an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, Beyond the Local Church was nominated as one of the thirty finalists of the annual Reader’s Choice competition. When official voting closed on December 9, after a record-setting 2,674 votes, Sam Metcalf’s most recent publication was declared the winner of the IVP Books category, which had finalists in categories including Christian living, discipleship, evangelism, missions, apologetics, and cultural critiques. Prefaced with a forward written by Alan Hirsch, the founder of the missional church movement, the book intends to challenge the misconception that apostolic personalities – those outside local churches – cannot operate interdependently with already established religious organizations. Metcalf argues that when these two structures work together, they unleash gospel movements that thrive, prosper, and bring many to Christ.

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 recommends Beyond the Local Church for the many who may have drifted from their local church communities but have not given up on God or Christianity. Often, these congregations are simply not the best context for missional people who instead require discipleship in the form of the relief, development and support of others to live out their sense of God’s call. Amaradio appreciates Metcalf’s approach of providing biblical foundations for mission movements, showing that what has often been called “parachurch” is an equally valid manifestation of the church. Visionary apostolic personalities are shown to have the capability to cross cultural barriers, renew secular societies, and transform nations with the power of the gospel.

The founder of two major asset management companies, Tony Amaradio is a financial expert and strategic philanthropist known for consulting large charitable foundations. A graduate of the University of Detroit, receiving an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Taxation, Amaradio launched his firm, where he developed a groundbreaking comprehensive wealth management model. Upon realizing professional success, he together with his wife, Carin, decided to dedicate themselves to the support of charitable causes, nonprofit organizations, and others in need. In 2009 the couple coauthored the book, Faithful with Much: Breaking Down the Barriers to Generous Giving, in which they share their compelling journey to understanding God’s heart about money and possessions.

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