But Costi’s transformation has been dramatic. He tells his story and writes against his former views in a new book, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies [review].
Costi does not hold back in his intent for the book: “I want people to see that the prosperity gospel is damning and abusive. It exploits the poor and ruins the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.” He goes on to describe the prosperity gospel as “arguably the most hateful and abusive kind of false teaching plaguing the church today” and says “all roads the prosperity gospel paves lead to hell.”
Listen to this episode of The Gospel Coalition Podcast.
- God, Thank You I’m Not Like Those Prosperity Preachers
- What You Should Know About the Prosperity Gospel
- The Story Behind John Piper’s Most Famous Attack on the Prosperity Gospel
- Why the Prosperity Gospel Is the Worst Ponzi Scheme Ever