In the "Deepening" section she writes: "Living in a culture that seems to revolve around consumerism presents unique obstacles for Christians to overcome. As Mennonite Christians, we complicate the situation further with our commitment to simple living. Does living simply mean having what everyone else in our society has, but getting it at bargain prices? Or does it mean forgoing some consumer items because they are not necessary no matter how good the bargain? Does it mean it is okay to have frivolous consumer items if we purchase them at a Ten Thousand Villages store or at an MCC fundraising event? Does it mean we must put hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for our church in order to be good stewards, or does it mean spending most of that money for ministry in our own communities? Does it mean saving for our retirement by avoiding taxes?"Other lessons in the guide that encourage radical new ways of thinking about money include "Guarding against affluenza"; "Social morality: Do justice, love mercy"; and "Who will inherit?"Each lesson includes a Bible reading, scriptural overview, visual object to symbolize the theme, "gathering" story, "deepening" comments and "integrating" questions on how to apply the biblical lesson to modern living, and ends with a closing action, prayer or song to fit the theme.