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Moody Publishing Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook

Although it is better to give than to receive, giving is harder for most people. However, there are people who need financial help, and it should come from the body of Christ---through the church. So, giving is not only good stewardship; it enables the church to help those in need.

Respected Christian financial expert Larry Burkett uses God's Word to show the strong biblical basis for giving to and serving in the church. Questions answered include:

  • Does God need your money?
  • What is a tithe?
  • Should you tithe from your net or your gross?
  • Why give to the church?
  • How can you know which organizations to support?
Using benevolence ministries as an example, Burkett explains how God uses Christians to minister in His name. This is accomplished by giving back to God a portion of what He has graciously given.
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Review 1 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
This review is fromGiving & Tithing.
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Date:August 30, 2010
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charles crabtree
This book that Larry Burkett has written is a disgrace to Christian, Tithing was for the state on Israel of food and herds grown in the state of Israel only, and never was required by the gentiles. The new covenentis what is taught and it is free will giving under grace. There is not a shred of evidence in the new covenantthat teaches anything except free will giving.
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Review 2 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:May 16, 2010
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Jerry
This book is a terrible resource for learning how to give freely and generously. The examples are eroneous and he does not properly interpret scripture in relation to tithing. Tithes are food, not money and never have been monetary. The book shouldn't even mention tithing and giving money in the same context, they are not the same. Mr. Burkett is another false, deceived and misguided spiritual leader. The blind leading the blind into a ditch. If Christians truly wanted to help the poor and needy, they would start right in their own communities. Look next door or down the street. Even within your own families. Sad. This book only helps to perpetuate the ideology of prosperity from giving to God. It is a tool to continue to deceive folks into giving their money to mega church ministries that do no real good. Don't buy it. Read the bible for yourself and you won't need silly books like this one.
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Review 3 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:April 29, 2010
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James
In the first place, let's call it what it should be, "giving" not "tithing". I don't care much for the mega church thing, because it does build a heap of trouble and temptation for professional hirelings. The giving of a tenth is like training wheels, it teaches you how to give, then you remove those restraints and give more and as much as you want, instead of trying to figure out how little you can get by with giving to God and still be legal. Seek how much you can give God, not how little. I pastor out of my home receiving $500.00 a month and the church pays my utilities ($200.00 including a cell), no benefits or retirement. My cheerful giving of $350-400.00 a month (God's blessing) pays 1/2 of the church's $850.00 budget. The Bible is one book, read the whole book, if you are His child He will speak to you about it, if you are not seeking God in your search, you will be able to avoid Him, for now. If you don't want to give, it's in vain to anyway. All your doing is planting another's crop.
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Review 4 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:January 29, 2010
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Connie Catalano
Larry Burkett always inspires and teaches so well. He put me in the right direction with this quick little read.
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Review 5 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:December 9, 2009
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Dan Smith
Tithing is an Old Testament concept. The tithe was a requirement of the law in which all Israelites were to give 10 percent of everything they earned and grew to the Tabernacle/Temple (Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 14:24; 2 Chronicles 31:5). In fact, the Old Testament Law required multiple tithes which would have pushed the total to around 23.3 percent, not the 10 percent which is generally considered the tithe amount today. law. Awesome Book!! Ask God for wisdom if you are not sure. Blessings !!
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Review 6 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:July 8, 2008
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LaTrease
I agree that tithing is not a requirement for New Testament Christians. If pastors would preach more on giving to the poor, widows, and orphans instead of mega church buildings then half of people that are hungry and homeless wouldn't be in the state their in. It amazes me to see a pastor driving around in a Lexus while telling his members on social security that they should give more.
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Review 7 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:November 20, 2007
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Charles
I agree with the above review. When he states that believers in Christ are not commanded to tithe, isn't that grossly incorrect with respect to Malachai 3?
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Review 8 for Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship - eBook
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Date:March 6, 2002
I purchased this book in a year long study on tithing. I wanted a book that was pro-tithing and would offer scriptural insights and exposition on tithing texts and how it relates to the NT disciple. This book does not do that.While I greatly appreciate the heart of Larry Burkett, this is not one of his better books. His "proof texting" for tithing is ambigious and he never offers other opinions to tithing texts. He never gives NT evidence that the early church practiced and taught tithing. The evidence is clear, tithing is needed today because of huge pastoral salaries, building programs, and more and more programs that have little impact on our culture. Let us repent and return to the NT pratice of giving for the purpose of helping the poor, providing for the saints in need, and church planting and not 85% of all money going to buildings (as in the American church).
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