I just finished reading "The Coming Economic Earthquake" by Larry Burkett and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in understanding the financial status of America. It's not a pretty picture! Larry Burkett wrote this book in the early 90's as a warning of possible economic crisis in America. The crazy financial situations that are happening now are just what he predicted would happen... although he was a little early because he thought they might happen a decade earlier. If you want to understand the financial history of America and how we got to this point and also gain an understanding of what could happen as a result in the future days we face, then read this book. You will also find nuggets of Biblical truth sprinkled in the pages as the author shows that God's principles and truth stand the test of time and are still true today. If you wonder how to prepare your own finances for the possibility of an economic collapse, you will find this book helpful.
Be wise and look to the Lord!