Thursday, February 18, 2010
TITHING by Douglas Leblanc
Tithing is part of the Ancient Practices Series written by Douglas Leblanc. In the book, he tells the stories of several families whose lives were changed as a result of their decision to tithe. The key verse he uses is found in Malachi 3:10 and says, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
While I think the exploration of the topic of tithing is needed, this book did a poor job explaining tithing to its full extent. I felt that the author implied that everyone who tithed would experience some great transformation in their lives immediately following their choice to tithe. I also felt that he implied that we, as Christians, should tithe so that God would bless us instead of stating that we should tithe because it's the right thing to do.
In addition, I found the book to be somewhat dry. The author frequently got bogged down on details that had little to do with his purpose for writing the book. I had to weed through long passages before I found any information dealing with tithing, and even then, I usually disagreed with what was said. All in all, I am disappointed and therefore conclude that this book is not for me.
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