Tithing: Test Me in This
I found it to be rather dry...
I just finished this book and it surprised me. I thought it would be an instructional book on tithing and it turned out to be stories about people just like me and my friends who tithe out of a love for God and His Word. It started out rather slow and kind of dry and I probably wonÃ¢ÂÂt read it a second time any time down the road. It is encouraging to know that God has a plan and His plan is perfect. I would recommend this book to those that are unsure about the value of tithing and how God blesses the tithe.
September 11, 2011
Tithing by Douglas Leblanc Book Review
"When we tithe, the blessings keep flowing in faster than we can bail them out again."
A quote from the book which has great meaning. When you give to God, He keeps blessing you over and over again.
This book is simple to read and it shows stories upon stories on the subject Tithing.
I would not use this book in explaining tithing, there is no real in depth on the issue but more or less just for a book to read on how people have tithed and live happy lives.
April 28, 2011
This book is part of the Ancient Practices Series which is a set of eight books that explore eight different disciplines of faith. The Author explores the particular topic of tithing through the telling of stores about people who practice this discipline. Each person told about are from different spiritual, social, and economic backgrounds. Some stories are from the Author's personal knowledge and interaction with the person or interviewed. While there are persons introduced that are part of those person's circle (i.e. a parishioner, or spouse or background on family history of those interviewed). There is a study-guide included for each chapter at the back of the book. I picked this book to read because frankly it is a topic that I rarely hear about in the pulpit these days. The stories shared by the author opened my eyes to thoughts and discussions about tithing. It's more than a lecture and a call to open up the checkbook. It's all about a call to open up the purse-strings of one's heart. There are some debates about a certain portion being given as mentioned in the Old Testament and the idea of "grace" bringing in an age of more service-orientated tithe. In the end I have to admit that i was pre-disposed to dislike the book, but the actual reading of it change my mind! The stories were warm and engaging and tackled the information in a way that a regular person can understand without seeking a Masters degree in Theology. I have a firmer grip and understanding of the discipline of tithing and why I should practice it for myself. I truly enjoyed this book and plan to look for more books in this series.
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April 25, 2011
to tithe or not to tithe
"'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this' says the LORD Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.'" Malachi 3:10, NIV
when you pick up Tithing by Douglas Leblanc there's a question on the back of the book: "In these uncertain economic times, does it really make sense to tithe?"
do you ask yourself this question?
does your community of faith ask this question?
i've been challenged by this question and the importance of tithing.
Tithing is a volume in the wonderful Ancient Practices Series from Thomas Nelson. edited by Phyllis Tickle, the series covers beautiful spiritual practices that have been observed throughout spiritual history.
Tithing is a great addition to the works. it's well written and easy to follow.
it's not merely a book about tithing, it's a book about community and fellowship with God and with others.
Tithing contains thoughts and reflections from many generations and many traditions. Leblanc shares from the many conversations he had regarding the ancient pracitce of tithing.
this is a wonderful book. i recommend it for anyone on a spiritual journey.
April 19, 2011