I purchased this book in a year long study on tithing. I wanted a book that was pro-tithing and would offer scriptural insights and exposition on tithing texts and how it relates to the NT disciple. This book does not do that.While I greatly appreciate the heart of Larry Burkett, this is not one of his better books. His "proof texting" for tithing is ambigious and he never offers other opinions to tithing texts. He never gives NT evidence that the early church practiced and taught tithing. The evidence is clear, tithing is needed today because of huge pastoral salaries, building programs, and more and more programs that have little impact on our culture. Let us repent and return to the NT pratice of giving for the purpose of helping the poor, providing for the saints in need, and church planting and not 85% of all money going to buildings (as in the American church).