The God Pocket: He Owns It. You Carry It. Suddenly, Everything Changes.  -     By: Bruce Wilkinson, David Kopp
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The God Pocket: He Owns It. You Carry It. Suddenly, Everything Changes.

Multnomah Books / 2011 / Hardcover

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From the author of The Prayer of Jabez comes a powerful vision of how you can partner with God to provide a financial miracle for somebody in need! Expanding on the most talked-about chapter in You Were Born for This, Wilkinson shows how to recognize a "miracle in the making"---and act on heaven's invitation.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 1601421850
ISBN-13: 9781601421852
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God wants to put a face on giving – and the face he has in mind is not yours, but his.
 
What if you could take something out of your pocket today that would make God wonderfully personal and absolutely real to someone who, only minutes earlier, had been secretly calling out to God for help, for an answer, for any shred of evidence that He cares?
 
Discover the incredible resource that’s small enough to fit in your wallet or purse, yet big enough to change someone’s life – starting with yours. In The God Pocket, Bruce Wilkinson tells you what that little something is, explains how to deliver God’s provision to someone in need, and shares how God is ready to reveal Himself through you.
 
The God Pocket Prayer
 
Dear God,
Today I ask to be sent to show Your love and deliver Your funds to the person You choose. I carry Your provision in my God Pocket, and I am ready and willing. I am Your servant, Lord. Whenever You nudge me, I will respond! Here am I – please send me!

Author Bio

Bruce Wilkinson is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Prayer of Jabez and other bestsellers, including You Were Born for This, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. One of the world’s foremost Christian teachers, he is the founder of initiatives to train Bible teachers in every nation and to address pressing needs in Africa. Bruce and his wife, Darlene Marie, live near Atlanta.
 
David Kopp has collaborated with Bruce Wilkinson on more than a dozen best-selling books, including The Prayer of Jabez. He is an editor and writer living in Colorado.

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  1. BONDing over BOOKS
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 16, 2014
    BONDing over BOOKS
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    The God Pocket by Bruce Wilkerson is a book about random acts of kindness, one way that you can "be your brother's keeper." The twist is God "chooses" the person(s) that you are to give the money to (you have no say in the matter - all you need to be is obedient).

    I seem to be drawn these days to books that make me think deeper, reach deeper, leave me reflective and help me leave one more footprint on my journey than ever before. After reading The God Pocket, I started thinking what would happen if I had a God pocket?

    A God Pocket is money that you would carry in a wallet, coin purse, envelope with the specific intent of helping a complete stranger out of a financial bind.

    Poignant Pearl of Wisdom:

    "God wants to put a face on giving - and the face He has in mind is not yours or mine but His."

    Reprinted with permission from Multnomah Publishers, a division of RandomHouse Publishers.
  2. Eeny
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sharing God's resources with others
    August 24, 2012
    Eeny
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    I have been in situations when my deep needs didn't match my lean resources. Of course, I called out to God for His help and He answered that call. However, He did it through people. This book helps the reader see the joy and fulfillment that one can experience when asking God to allow them to be His partner in being Jesus' hands and feet to others. It is exciting and inspirational. I couldn't put it down!
  3. angel
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 16, 2012
    angel
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Wonderful, I would recommend that everyone read this book and hopefully be excited about sharing this idea.
  4. Janice
    Virginia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Too Much Emphasis on Money, Both Here & In Heaven
    January 31, 2012
    Janice
    Virginia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Good points:

    (1) Mr. Wilkinson is encouraging Christians to think of others and to be generous givers.

    (2) In an interview in which he discussed his book with Dr. James Dobson on 1/31/12 on Family Talk, Mr. Wilkinson said Christians should look forward to being rewarded at the Judgment Seat of Christ and live their lives accordingly.

    Bad points:

    (1) The type of giving Mr. Wilkinson encourages is based on a feeling, a "nudge," to give to someone, many times a complete stranger. This does not seem to be the wisest way to give.

    (2) The reward Mr. Wilkinson says the charitable Christian will receive at the Judgment Seat of Christ is money. He says that as we give, money is added to our heavenly bank account and awaits us in heaven. [He doesn't make this as clear in his book as he does in his interview with Dr. Dobson on Family Talk.]

    (3) There is more concern for giving money to others than sharing the gospel with them.

    Conclusion: Don't judge a book by it's cover. This is an adorable little book with a catchy title, but it places too much emphasis on the importance of money, both here and in heaven.
  5. angelfuz
    Ohio
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Intimacy with God
    November 16, 2011
    angelfuz
    Ohio
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Theme Verse of the Book 1 Timothy 6:18 "Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share." (KJV)

    Encouraging Verse Psalm 27:8 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." (NIV)

    Imagine if you could share the loving touch and presence of God with a complete stranger, and in the process both your lives would be changed forever! Ministering to a stranger might seem like a scary prospect to you, but if you want to seek His face and want to find his true heart, then the "God Pocket" is for you! This book was definitely a soul-searcher for me. Even now, as I write this review, I realize that one of my struggles is submission to God's will. Psalm 28:7 is a reminder for all of us (including myself) that if we follow His will in all we do, we will receive perfect joy that can only come from God! Even though I had to do some soul-searching, I enjoyed the book overall. It was a quick read, (122 pages) he laid the concept out clearly, and even included some of his own exciting real-life experiences! The "God Pocket" tool is applicable to people of all ages and lifestyles. It is designed for anyone who wants to experience the Lord on a new level of intimacy. Like a quote from the book states "The God Pocket tool is like a mysterious doorway into an almost limitless life of joy in His service." Are you ready to walk through?
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