Tuesday, February 2, 2010
“Tithing,” by Douglas Leblanc is part of The Ancient Practices Series published by Thomas Nelson. The book envelopes incredible testimonies of God’s people obeying the command to tithe. The book has a unique approach in that it doesn’t get into theological discussion about tithing. Personally, I would have preferred to see a “little” discussion in the introduction— particularly discussion on the argument for and against New Testament tithing. Most of the book was driven by “monetary” tithing. Only the last few chapters talked briefly about “other ways” to tithe…such as giving your time and resources. It is vital that even the “poor” understand that they can “tithe” to God and not feel condemned for being unable to give “money.” At times, I think the book could be taken as a little condemning in areas…some might consider it “convicting.” The first few chapters didn’t get my attention. It wasn’t until I got to Chapter 5 with Randy Alcorn that I began to be drawn into the book. From that point on, the testimonies became more and more interesting.
Unfortunately, although I believe this is a much needed message in the life of believers, it probably isn’t going to be a book that flies off the shelves. I think the book, overall, was very well put together and the author obviously put his heart into it. I’m just afraid that it failed to deliver a message that will resonate and transform lives.
*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
Posted by Cherie Hill at 10:13 AM
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