4 Stars Out Of 5
The Blessed Life
September 4, 2014
Let me say this up front - - - this is NOT the so called "prosperity gospel!"
Overall, this is a good book. Roberty Morris does a good job of explaining how tithing is the most important step for a Christian in getting out of debt. However, as with any book, we must take care not to be caught up in the author's personal viewpoint. Example, in Chapter 4, Robert Morris wants the readers to imagine they are one of the disciples present during the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:12-17). While Robert Morris provides a very humorous imagination / creative liberties, by page 70 Robert Morris' creative imagination has the "miracle" happening in Peter's hands instead of the hands of Jesus. He then states his imagination as fact. "This is what we've missed in this remarkable story. The miracle didn't happen in the Master's hands - it happen in the disciples' hands." Yet, scripture does not support Robert Morris' imaginary viewpoint.
On page 166, Robert Morris' attempt at humor has him stating (concerning 2 Corinthians 9:8), "Let me give you a quick lesson in the nuances and intricacies of the ancient Greek language. The Greek word translated "all" literally means "all." Isn't that amazing?" However, that Greek adjective is used three times in thisone verse. It is used to express more than "all," it is used to express an extreme manner of (1) all grace, (2) all sufficiency, and (3) all things / everything.
This next Sunday (September 7, 2014), I will be using this book in the adult class that I teach. I think the class will find it a very informative and helpful study. We will take an in-depth look at the supporting scriptures that Robert Morris gives in this book. I really believe that at the end of our study, some of the class (if not all) will beging using the principles in this book and will begin to have a more blessed life.