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
A Focus on Recent Christian History
Tithing: Test Me in This by Douglas Leblanc is one of the books in the Ancient Practice Series that discusses how the ancient practice of tithing is applicable to our busy lives in modern times. The author interviews several religious leaders, families and individuals to find out what they think about tithing, why they are in favor of it, and how tithing has improved their financial situations. The responses that the author got were varying, and some of the responses were unusual. All of the people interviewed were of the opinion that tithing had improved their lives and their relationships with God.
I liked this book, but I would suggest it to someone who knows a little more about the history of Christianity and has more religious vocabulary than I. The author discusses a few events from the recent history of Christianity, but I sheepishly admit that I didn't always know what he was talking about. There is also some unclear Christian vocabulary in the book that most people probably won't fully understand. There is a lot of talk about Ã¢ÂÂstewardshipÃ¢ÂÂ, for example, but it is never really defined. Different people who were interviewed had various opinions about where the command to tithe comes from and how much people should tithe. Some of the individuals suggested some weird ideas alike Ã¢ÂÂYou should tithe, even if you are really too poor, because God doesn't want you to know where you will get your next meal.Ã¢ÂÂ I don't agree with them, but I still liked reading this book because it discusses tithing in detail.
April 27, 2011
Stories, not Theory
This book is the fifth in the Ancient Practices Series.
It addresses one of the most controversial practices, too.
The concept of giving God at least 10% of our income is a significant challenge.
The author avoids theory in favor of story. LeBlanc interviews twelve couples and individuals to learn more about what they have experienced as they live a life shaped by generous giving.
The first half of the book was quite inspiring. But some of the later interviews were more difficult to connect with. I'd suggest picking and choosing your favorite stories and skipping the rest.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an unbiased review.
March 20, 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