Buying a House Debt-Free, A Book Giveaway

We are excited about Buying a House Debt-Free. It’s a resource we believe will help families gain the vision and practical “how-tos” to equip their sons to purchase a home debt-free.

One of our pre-release test dads shared: “Rather than take the path most travelled, authors Steve and Teri Maxwell provide examples of how young men were able to buy their first homes debt free. These are inspirational stories about how God directed these young men, often in their early teen years to develop vocational skills, save money and look for opportunities to avoid the pitfalls and slavery of a mortgage.” 

We’ll be giving away two copies of Buying a House Debt-Free.

Two  winners will be selected by a drawing from the approved comments on Friday, March 21st. Participation is easy. All you have to do is comment under this post by Thursday, March 20th at noon CDT.

So, the question we’d like you to answer in your comment to enter is:

Why would you want your son
to have his home debt-free? 

Onto the fine print. This will be on the honor system, so we leave it to you.

  • Entry closed at noon on the 20th.  Thank you to those who entered. 
  • One entry per family.
  • We reserve the right not to post any comment or entry.
  • If you have already pre-ordered the book, don’t worry. Enter anyway. If you are a winner, we will refund your money.

buyingahousedebtfree

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business?
he shall stand before kings;
he shall not stand before mean men.”
Proverbs 22:29

148 thoughts on “Buying a House Debt-Free, A Book Giveaway”

  1. I would love my sons to be debt free because the Bible says owe no man nothing but love. Having a house debt free would be a tremendous encouragement to believers and a testimony to non believers. And their prospective wives would be able to stay at home with much less financial stress.

  2. What a great giveaway! I would love to win this book for my brother. I am a stay at home daughter, and I have one younger brother, who is turning 16 in 2 months. I think he could greatly benefit from your teachings. He is working part time and saving all the money he can, but he doesn´t have a clear goal, he is just saving for the future. I think that your book could give him the encouragement he needs to work harder, and save more, with a clear goal in mind. Thank you for this opportunity!

  3. We are a young family with a little baby son. Even before I was pregnant we started thinking about how to raise childen. We desire to teach our son (and our other children if the Lord gives us more) according to God`s Word. This includes a wise handling of money as we learn it for example from Proverbs. We believe your book can help with this.

  4. As a parent I’ve seen first hand what debt can do to you. First and foremost is it cripples you in fully serving the Lord. I would like to see my son own his home debt free so that he and his future wife would be able to fully obey God with their lives. Financial burdens tend to strain your relationship with God and your spouse. Without a mortgage that is one less pull on your family.

  5. For our sons not to be a servant to the lender, and for the Lord to get all the glory for such an accomplishment in their lives.

  6. I would like my son to purchase a home debts-free so he could spend more time with his family instead of worrying about making his house payment.

  7. I hope that our sons are owning their first homes debt-free when they marry so that they can have more time with their wives and children. I think this goal will also help them become more serious about finding a vocation.

  8. I can’t wait to read through the book! Our mortgage is an albatross around our necks. When we married, we simply did what everyone else did–took out a mortgage. We didn’t know God’s truths regarding debt and money. We don’t want our two young sons to have the same experience. My husband and I know that we want them to establish their houses before they marry, but we don’t know how to practically get them to that point. We are looking forward to praying and talking through this book!

  9. We are longing to teach our boys how to work, save and remain debt-free as they become men. We would enjoy this book to help inspire and guide us in this journey. What a wonderful gift for them….to show that it is possible to buy their first home completely debt-free! Thanks for your ministry.

  10. I want my son to buy his home debt-free because I realize how much he can bless his family and others if he doesn’t have the burden of a mortgage.

  11. I want my children – sons and daughters – to be able to buy homes debt free because it will give them freedom to follow their dreams. I know this first hand. My own home is mortgage free and I have gone on to start a home rental business debt-free as well. I was fortunate to have excellent financial role models in my parents. I hope I am just as good of a role model to my kids. (I know the book is geared towards sons, but the advice in it can most certainly helpful to everyone… if I can do it, anyone can.)
    >>>>>>>>
    Good for you Denise. Truly the information can apply to sons and daughters.

  12. The Bible CLEARLY speaks about not being in debt, so first and foremost, he would be obeying The Lord. That of course is the most rewarding aspect of not buying a home, or anything for that matter that you can’t pay for. If our son has a mortgage, he will be obligated to an employer, because the borrower is servant to the lender. We want our son to be able to be self employed, live frugally, with in his means, so he can support his family without the pressure of being obligated to a mortgage. We believe this is God’s perfect will and if our sons seek to honor this plan, God will bless him and provide. This book looks like an awesome resource. We look forward to reading it! God bless you all!

    Blessings in Christ-
    Maudie

  13. I would like my son to buy a home debt free because I believe scripture clearly speaks against requiring debt of any kind.

  14. Does this book give ideas of how to pay off a house early? We have a smallish compared to other families mortgage but I would love to have it all paid off. Thank you.
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    Yes. A small section on it.

  15. I would want my son to be able to buy a house debt-free because of the freedom and opportunities it provides. My husband and I are currently debt-free on our house and it allows us to not be so enslaved to a certain job or income since we have more “room to breathe” with our finances. It is a true blessing and we pray that our son will be able to experience the same one day.

  16. One of our sons will leave college saddled with debt due to some poor choices. I think this book could be a “reset” button for him…not just in home ownership, but in establishing financial goals.

  17. Buying a home debt-free would be a huge accomplishment for anyone, especially a young man, and a even bigger testament to the goodness of God.
    I would love for my son to be able to do this.

    I have enjoyed reading all the Maxwell books over the years and am looking forward to adding this one to my bookshelf!

    The writing process is hard and one of those things that sounds a lot more fun and interesting than it usually is- yet what a blessing to others!
    Thank you.

  18. We would really like to win a copy, since we are trying to raise our sons to be debt-free and provide for their future family on a single income.

  19. I would like my sons to have more freedom in their vocations instead of caught in the slavery of debt. This would give them a greater opportunity to serve God, as they would not be bound in a work situation that may be wrong for them because of a Mortgage.

  20. What healthy freedom to learn to work hard before acquiring. We want our children to look ahead and plan for the future. How exciting for them to read examples of other young people who have actually done this.

  21. I want my son to live off the land. I would love for him to own a farmhouse debt free, get married, have a bushel of children, and grow in God’s love on God’s land. I believe you Maxwell’s are a testimony to everyone you meet. You have touched my life, and I pray you can touch my sons life too.

  22. I would love for my sons to be able to buy their homes debt-free. Simply because I believe that’s what the Bible teaches but also because of my husband and my personal experience with having quite a bit of debt. It ties us up a lot and limits our possibilities.

  23. Both of our older sons (18 and 16) have wanted to purchase their homes debt free since they were young. In the early years of our marriage my husband left before 7 in the morning and came home many nights after midnight, working two jobs just to make ends meet. We want our boys to put the Lord first and trust Him with their finances. We also want them to be diligent. I have really been wanting to get this book for them (and us … never too old to learn :)).

  24. This would be amazing to have. We have 4 boys and want to train them up in the way they should go and being debt free would be great.

    We as a family are struggling with debt and don’t want our children to go down the same path.

    My husband and I wasn’t taught about finances and made major mistakes so this will be wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity and God Bless!

  25. We would love for our son to be able to focus his hard earned money on blessing his family and sprending the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is much easier to accomplish if you are living debt free!

  26. Why would you want your son
    to have his home debt-free?

    I feel it’s important for my son (s) to be able to recognize financial bondage, as well as to know how to achieve freedom. Financial freedom manifests itself in every aspect of the Christian’s life – relief from worry and tension about overdue bills, a clear conscience before God and before other men, and the absolute assurance that God is in control of his finances. Having my son buy a home debt free would free him from much undue stress which is very damaging to a husband/wife relationship and to the family. Ultimately, the reason I would like to see my son buy a home debt free is that he would be obeying God’s Word and making it his final authority rather than following the ways of this world (Romans 12:2). Deuteronomy 28:12 says, “The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.” God has promised to bless those who follow and obey Him. This is what I desire for my sons, and that they would honour and glorify the Lord in and through their lives!
    >>>>>>>>
    Amen.

  27. My husband and I would love to have this book to be better equipped on how to raise our boys with the concept of being debt free. Not having a mortgage could help their marriages in so many ways. They would not be a slave to any lender and would be able to have a more flexible schedule to spend time with their wives and children one day. The Bible clearly states that we are to not be in debt to anyone and this will be another way to help instill that into them. Very excited to read this!

  28. God is restoring the centrality of families in His kingdom. By teaching our sons how to be dependent on God in order to provide for their family, we give them a powerful weapon for seeing His kingdom come. Matthew 6:33.

  29. We would love to be able to use this book with our three sons! It has been our hearts desire to spend more time with our sons. Due to very unwise money decisions early in our marriage we have had to maintain a two sometimes three income household. It is our hearts desire to teach our sons very different than we did! What a blessing this would be to our family.

  30. If God gives me sons in the future, I would love for them to be able to purchase their first home debt-free. I think it would give them a headstart in life, free them from the distraction and financial burden that most young men experience by being in debt, and give them more of an opportunity to focus on building a strong and God-honoring family. I’m sure there are so many other aspects of life that would be positively changed by purchasing their first home debt-free.

  31. My husband Jim and I have talked about this and the main reason would be so that he wouldn’t be a slave to his lender just as the Bible states. We have talked about how hard it can be to carry even a small mortgage in these economic times and the freedom he will experience if he follows God’s plan and owes nothing to anyone but love:-) We did pre-order your book, but if we win we will pass the copy on and bless another so the message can get out! Thanks for all you do-you have been a blessing to us.

  32. “A borrower is servant to the lender…” A debt-free home would offer more freedom for a young man/husband/father to focus on building The Kingdom of God. A servant to God. Our six sons are all working toward debt-free homeownership…helps along the way are appreciated. What a fun way to intro your new book. Thanks.

  33. My son has just turned 21 and while he’s not even courting yet the book would be a valuable resource to him one day.

  34. So far, the Lord has given us five sons. The Bible says the borrow is servant to the lender; and for our sons to live debt-free in their acquisition of cars, education, and home, they would have more time to focus on serving the Lord without financial bondage.

  35. We were blessed to start out our married life without debt, however we now have a home mortgage and greatly miss the freedom that comes with being debt free. My husband is working hard to bring us to that point again, making sure that I am able to stay at home to raise our children in the meantime. What a blessing it would have been though to not just start our marriage debt free but to have also been prepared to purchase a home, even a humble one, debt free as well.

  36. My husband and I are raising 3 wonderful sons. It’s my dream to be debt-free and I would love for my sons to have the samefreedom. Two of our sons are teenagers and the time is right for them to begin saving. I know that your book will be informative and encouraging.

  37. As a young man, I already pre-ordered this book because I know it will be an encouragement to work towards purchasing a home debt free. This is important as the Bible warns of the dangers and bondage of debt, and I see the blessing that being debt free can be. Up here in Canada, the housing prices are quite high, and this concept is quite foreign in Christian circles. However, I did hear a sermon on it recently which was quite encouraging. I look forward to reading this book!

  38. Buying or building a house debt free removes a lot of financial burden placed upon almost every family especially in North America. The Bible says if the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do? I BELIEVE this book will help in building the right foundation for every home. God wants us to be lenders and not borrowers, and it would also be a testimony unto others. I want my future son(s), Lord willing, to buy their home debt-free because It is an important biblical concept/teaching.

  39. The reason we would want our son to buy a home debt-free is because we have seen first-hand the problem with mortgages and making assumptions about the ability to continue making monthly payments up to 20, 30, or even just 5 years down the road. As I was growing up, I experienced my family losing our home not just once, but twice. The first time was after my Mom was laid off from her job as a Medical Technologist. The second time was after she had a major stroke and could no longer work. Losing your job and your health are both devastating in themselves, but to lose your home on top of it was a very saddening experience. I did learn an important lesson though: not to put trust in earthly things. (Matthew 6:19-21)

    For ourselves and our children, we would like to instill the idea that buying a home debt-free is the better way to buy a home. It cannot be taken away by a bank, and if anyone should become ill or unable to work, at least the family would not have to figure out a way to come up with the house payment each month.

  40. I want my son to buy his home debt-free because mortgages are the largest debt we seem to carry and “be ok with”. Our family wants to learn how to help our children walk a different road and help them start young being debt-free. Thanks for the chance to win your book!

  41. Would love for my son to not owe on a home so that he could use his “extra” money to support missionaries and bless others.

  42. What a wonderful blessing to a son and his adult life – to be debt free. I wish I had known how to be a saver when I was younger. I would love to win this book to teach my sons and encourage myself.

  43. I would love for my brothers to buy homes debt-free, because God says debt is wrong. And life is so much better without worrying about debt.

  44. My husband and I have one boy and two girls so far. I cringe when I think of the waste of money in our teenage years and how that money could have been better used. We desire much more for all of our children! I would love to read this book for myself and pass it on to my son in about ten years 🙂 (He is three…)
    >>>>>>>
    The book Preparing Sons starts at age 3. Buying a House Debt-Free would be very useful even now. After reading it I think you will agree. Feedback from our resources is often, “I wished I had known this when my children were little.” It saves so much grief from having to retrain when one sets out in the right direction in the beginning.

  45. This is a great opportunity to teach our children how to be debt free. Thank you for sharing this wonderful knowledge with your readers. I have a son and daughter and being debt/mortgage free would be a blessing to their families.

  46. We have five sons 19-10. Money problems are the number one reason for divorce in this country-even in Christian homes. Our two oldest sons have both done the Dave Ramsey course, and they are struggling with decisions about college, and vocation. So far, the college son has completed his first year of college with only $2,000 in debt, and he has $1,000 in a savings account. My husband and I are not completely in agreement about these heavy decisions. Maybe this book would help us come to a like minded conviction. The second son is considering tech school, but he does not have a vision for what God is calling him toward. So for now, we just pray and watch.

  47. I would love for my son to buy a house debt free so he would not be saddled with debt! His finances would be more available to give away, to travel to a mission field, to better take care of his family without the added stress of a mortgage. Thank you for this book, what a great idea!

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