Book Review: Slaying the Debt Dragon

Slaying the Debt Dragon
How one family conquered their money monster and found an inspired happily ever after
By Cherie Lowe
Get The Money Monster Off Your Back...

Have you made financial mistakes? Are you surrounded by mountains of bills? You don't have to face them alone - there is a way out. Cherie Lowe was shocked and overwhelmed when she realized she and her family owed $127482.30. They hadn't blown it on designer clothes or purchased a mansion. The small, everyday expenses of living just added up - until suddenly, her family was being threatened by one dragon of a debt.

They thought it would take forever to pay off their creditors. But through hard work and with God's help, Cherie's family vanquished this financial foe in just under four years, one bill at a time. And there is hope for you too! In Slaying the Debt Dragon, Cherie shares how her war on debt made her financially free, strengthened her marriage, and brought her whole family closer to God and to one another. As you read her story, you'll be armed with the weapons you need to fight your own debt dragon - and you inspired happily ever after can begin today.


About the Author: Cherie Lowe writes at her website, offering others hope for getting their finances under control. Her family's debt-slaying story has appeared on the Today website, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, the Chicago Tribune and more. Cherie and her husband Brian reside in Indiana along with their daughters Anna and Zoe.

My Thoughts:
I have to admit, I originally decided to review this book (copy provided by the  publisher) because I thought it'd be the perfect hate read. Cherie Lowe lives near me, and occasional I see her article in our local newspaper, and I remember hoping over to her blog a few times before she finished her "debt slaying journey".

When I started reading Slaying the Debt Dragon, I totally changed my mind. It's very well written, has a ton of helpful tips, all written in a caring, not judgmental voice, and it isn't just recycled from her blog and newspaper column which was going to be my biggest hit against the book since it's a pretty common problem for blog to book stories. She inspires her readers to be "intentional" in what they do which is a huge part of taking responsibility. The book is peppered with Biblical Scripture  which I felt was a sincere part of her story.  Interestingly enough although Cherie Lowe talks a lot the Dragon  (her name for her debt) she leaves out a huge part of most people's debt, home loans. It's only mentioned  near the end of the book that she plans to slay it next.  

I enjoyed this book,  Even though it will probably be harder and take longer for most people than it did for Cherie as both her and her husband are young,  healthy able to work longer hours or additional part time jobs,  it  demonstrates through personal example and the experiences of others that though not easy it is possible for anyone to live a more financially healthy life.

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