I’m Dr. John Thornton, author of Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice (Moody Publishers). As a CPA with a PhD in accounting, I help Christian leaders and people like you understand money so you can live the life God has planned for you.

I have the best job in the world.  As Chair of Accounting Ethics in the Leung School of Accounting at Azusa Pacific University, I also write and speak on personal and organizational financial accountability.

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DR. JOHN THORNTON is a CPA with a Ph.D. in Accounting from Washington State University. He is the L.P. and Bobbi Leung Chair of Accounting Ethics at Azusa Pacific University, a Christian university with over 10,000 students near Los Angeles, CA where he directs the School of Accounting. His book, Jesus' Terrible Financial Advice (Moody Publishers), was Amazon's #1 release on Christian Stewardship in January 2017. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on accounting ethics and has served as Chair of the American Accounting Association's Public Interest Section. His scholarship has been published in several top academic journals, winning multiple best paper awards from the AAA. He is married to Alyssa with three sons, Joshua, Benjamin, and Jacob.

  My family: sons Joshua, Benjamin, Jacob, wife Alyssa, and daughter-in-law Melissa.

My family: sons Joshua, Benjamin, Jacob, wife Alyssa, and daughter-in-law Melissa.