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Money is a sensitive subject. It is a finite resource compared to our infinite needs, and even when we earn more our standards of living increase thus rendering money insufficient again. Giving is a subject talked about more often but practiced by a few. How can we make God an important part of our financial plans? Is God Worth a Dime? Giving Doesn't Get Easier than This by Sandra Kay Cooper addresses the subject of giving, especially tithing. The book is only 108 pages long hence can be read in a single sitting. However, the information it offers is life-transforming.
This book is divided into three parts. The first part details the purpose of tithing. The second part is on the process of tithing, and the third one is on the plan of tithing itself. Therefore, the author not only encourages people to give but also gives them practical information on how to do so. The reader is encouraged to be intentional about giving God first and not last.
There are a lot of things that I liked in the book. The first was the emphasis on the fact that we are only stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. This perspective enables the reader to appreciate God as the giver of everything. Consequently, giving back to God becomes easier. I also liked how the author handled giving as an integral part of the overall financial planning. Thus, one of the topics handled was debt elimination. I believe that when one facet of our financial plans fails, then the rest are bound to suffer as well. Hence, debt elimination becomes a critical aspect of tithing. The other thing I liked was the importance of attitude change in giving. The author states that being positive about giving is the most significant issue. The only thing I did not like was where the author quoted scriptures without writing the name of the book.
The language employed in the book was straightforward. Many books have been written on tithing. Hence, I was delighted when I discovered this can be understood more easily. Furthermore, the primary thing handled was the motive behind the giving and not the amount. I did not find any typos in the book. The only error was the missing title of a Bible book quoted in one section of the book.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. It could have earned a perfect rating were it not for the failure to note the Bible book quoted when the author was tackling the Biblical principles on giving. I recommend the book to Christian believers. It will appeal most to those who have a challenge in giving.
Is God Worth a Dime
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