Title: Tithing Test Me in This
Author: Douglas Leblanc
Rating: Good for you if…
Reason for Reading: I received this book as a part of the BookSneeze program by Thomas Nelson publishers. I chose it over other books, because I’m a person who tithes and I wanted to read others’ views of tithing.
Summary: The book Tithing is a religious journalist’s view of the ancient practice of tithing. Through the stories of many people across the country, Leblanc tells the benefits of tithing. He uses real-life examples of people associated (or formerly associated) with the Episcopal Church to bring a face to tithing.
Leblanc uses the stories of these people to encourage the reader to return to the “ancient practice of tithing.” The concepts of living simply and being generous are thoroughly discussed as well.
Review: As a practicing tither, I was excited by the possibilities presented in a book dedicated to the subject.
Though the book is interesting and fairly easy to read, it deals more with the politics of the Episcopal Church than tithing. Many of the biographies and anecdotes in the book don’t even mention tithe or giving.
Unfortunately, I was bogged down enough by the church politics and so distracted by the numerous off-topic anecdotes that after 3 hours of reading over half of the book, I couldn’t finish. The author gave a good effort, but the result fell far short of my hopes.
This book is good for you if…you are interested in Episcopal views of tithing, or just want to read various random people’s thoughts on tithing and giving.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”