We are God's stewards of His resources. I'm a big Andy Stanley fan. Product Description A practical and inspirational book based on the principle of sowing and reaping. Giving to get will not work but giving in trust does. While I know that Andy's theology is not health and wealth oriented, I wish he has a section on the fact that the rewards we get are often spiritual and not material. And conversely, if we sow faith, what will we grow? This is a book about Christian giving. Also, a reminder of the perspective that we are stewards not owners of our money.
But Stanley challenges Christians to replace our fear with a radical, joy-filled trust in God. Isn't it time to put aside the worry and start living in confidence? March 7, 2010 Is God your business partner? I think this is the 4th book I've read. I recognize that many most? Andy Stanley unpacks our irrational fears about money, helping us to discover that generous giving is actually an invitation for our heavenly Father to get involved in our finances and resupply us with enough seed to sow generously throughout our lifetime. A good plan consists of: 1. Instead, he focuses on an issue that is almost completely neglected when it comes to finances.
You can't grow as a giver if you don't grow what you're giving 4. Prioritize giving above all other expenses The book was fairly repetitive and some of the statements felt excessive. He also covers an area of giving that most books ignore: fear. . I've been to his Drive conference in Atlanta.
He has been challenging me to step out of my comfort zone. Andy Stanley has authored a very good primer on the subject of Christian giving. Those who give generously will get something back 2. Give and live off whats left. Extreme generosity was the reputation of the first century Christians. He takes the discussion of money that many Evangelical pastors are flat out afraid to address and puts it in its appropriate realm as an essential ingredient in the discipleship process.
It doesn't really give any new information or revelation, though it does cover an area of giving that most books ignore: fear. Moving from fear and guilt about giving and into confidence, security, and excitement. But the narration is well done. Good service results in repeat business - if you sow generously, God will give you more. Being good at being rich means generous giving to those who cannot give back.
Money we give away is not really ours - this changes our attitude toward giving Eternal Perspective When giving becomes based on a personal relationship with God, giving becomes exciting rather than dreadful. They are just barely able to make ends meet as it is. It's about allowing God to work through me to bless the nations in need so that God would get the glory. But other than that, this book is filled with the same old rhetoric that other books on tithing are thick with. It explains the principles of giving, not out of duty, but out of trust. A practical and inspirational book based on the principle of sowing and reaping. I love Andy Stanley, but I have to say that this is one of the best messages on giving and generosity I've ever read or heard.
. Andy Stanley starts with the fact that we often think about giving wrong. But he also doesn't restore to guilt-trips to motivate people to give. It's important topic to discuss for Christians, but I had a hard time engaging in the book. Very minimal wear and tear. This book is a series of anecdotes and quotes that encourages people to: 1. This book increases my growing understanding of the heavenly value of earthly giving resulting in God's glory for man's benefit.
I believe that it is possible for someone to tithe regularly out of less than pure motives. It's not about money; it's about your heart. Author Andy Stanley shows us that those who sow generously can expect to reap generously and receive a bountiful return—fields of gold, in this life, as well as the life to come. I know Andy Stanley to be a great communicator. The tithe is an unpopular doctrine precisely because of the rampant materialism of our culture.