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Testimonials


Church Finance


"At last, a comprehensive guide, for churches, written by two top experts, covering all the key aspects of church finance."

Dan Busby, President, ECFA


"Church Finance was tremendously helpful and came along just when we needed it. It not only gave me the tools to analyze our numbers, but also explained what numbers were healthy ratios for churches. Having these independent benchmarks to compare our numbers to were exactly what my church board needed to help make their decision on how much cash we could pull out to fund a multi-site initiative."

Anita Clarkston, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, First Colony Church of Christ, Sugar Land, Texas


Church & Clergy Tax Guide


"I started in this business in 1986 knowing very little about minister taxation or the rules regarding churches. From early on I discovered that Richard Hammar's Church & Clergy Tax Guide was the best place to start my education on areas related to churches and ministers. Over the years, the guide has almost doubled in size indicating the growing complexity of the issues facing ministers and churches. The guide, then and now, offers thorough explanations supported by the related authority issued by the IRS and the courts. I know of no other guide that offers such a complete analysis of the issues. The Church & Clergy Tax Guide is the guide that I can refer to my clients, and there are only a few that I am willing to recommend. I believe that no church administrator's library is complete without this guide. The analysis is so complete, that I also believe the guide is a must in the library of CPAs and bookkeepers that work with and serve ministers and churches."

Elaine L. Sommerville, CPA, Shareholder, Sommerville & Associates, P.C.


"I use the [the Church & Clergy] Tax Guide at least weekly. It's a great reference - excellent for practitioners and church/ministry staff."

Dave M., Capin Crouse


"Whenever issues come up at church I go to my annual tax guide book [Church & Clergy Tax Guide] to back up my answers. I love that it is comprehensive, but written in language that is easy to understand, even for those who are not accountants.”

Sue S., Mountain View Bible Fellowship, Estes Park, CO


“The Church and Clergy Tax Guide is a phenomenal resource for me. I’m an accountant by trade and some of the issues tackled in this book are overwhelming even to me. I would be lost without the wisdom in this book.”

Michael Koehn, chief financial officer, Flatirons Church in Lafayette, Colorado


"I have been a church treasurer for about 35 years, along with being a CPA for about 37 years. The stuff available from this merchant is first class in all respects. Especially the Church and Clergy Tax Guide, a copy of which I buy almost every year. I have yet to run up on a question about church and clergy tax matters that this book does not address."

Glynn Kegley, Treasurer, Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence, MS



The Compensation Handbook for Church Staff


"The 2016-2017 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff is a rich resource for church leaders. If your church is looking for salary or fringe benefit information covering the entire spectrum of church positions, this Handbook is for you."

Dan Busby, President, ECFA


"We are using [the 2014-2015 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff] right now to true up our staff salaries. It moves the salary conversation out of awkward and biased into something clear and impartial."

Kevin M., Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton, IL


“The Compensation Handbook [for Church Staff] is really the first thing I go to for a plumb line on compensation.”

April Diaz, youth ministry associate with Slingshot Group, a hiring and job search organization for churches


Reducing the Risk


"Taking a church through a child protection program is a massive task, but Reducing The Risk guides you step-by-step to develop the best program for your congregation. You will not need to purchase information from any other source."

Janet Williamson, Children's Ministry Director for Church of the Resurrection, Illinois


"Ministry leadership today requires deliberate, consistent, and steadfast passion for kids' safety. Reducing the Risk will help you ignite that passion and take proven steps toward protecting your church's children and youth."

Dave Staal, President, Kids Hope USA


"We applaud [Christianity Today] for sustaining the [Reducing the Risk] message and investing in product development that brings relevance and freshness in addressing this festering public health issue. This expanded multi-media resource no doubt will help the local church be that catalyst for advocating for safe communities."

Peter A. Persuitti, Managing Director, Religious & Nonprofit Practice Group for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.


Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches


“The Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches is an extremely insightful and useful tool for churches and church leaders. Richard Hammar's materials always provide an incredible wealth of knowledge, and this book does not disappoint. It is both practical and informative. It is something I keep on my desk, and I urge all church leaders to get a copy.”

David Middlebrook, Attorney, Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C. / The Church Law Group


“This book [The Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches] captures everything a church needs to make decisions on copyright law.”

Kent Morris, President, Cornerstone Media Group


“This text [Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches]includes dozens of direct, church-related examples to help understand copyright law. Plus, this book includes extensive coverage of digital issues—YouTube, social media, web and more.”

Terrell Sanders, Executive Director, MinistryCOM.org President, Main Street Enterprises


“Churches will learn to comply with the law and operate above reproach, thanks to this book [Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches].”

Frank Sommerville, J.D., CPA, Shareholder, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.