Taking the images of journey and steward as metaphors of the Chursitan’s life, and using several of Jesus’ parables as a springboard, Ronald Vallet explores various dimensions of Christian stewardship – which involves a lot more than pledge drives and fins-raisers. The journey of the Christian steward, as described here, encompasses fourteen stepping stones, corresponding to fourteen parabales – nine as recorded from Matthew and five from Luke. Vallet’s insights will be useful to pastors and laypersons seeking to explore stewardship creatively. In addition to each chapter’s questions and suggestions for individual relfection and action, this book fewatures a set of study guides designed to encourage small-group study of the steward’s journey. Adaptable to adult and youth church-school classes, boards and committees, planning groups and stewardship task forces, the book can also be used as a primary resource in conference and retreat settings.