- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: On Time Publishing (May 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966097777
- ISBN-13: 978-0966097771
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,611,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Beyond Tithes and Offerings: A Closer Look at Traditional Giving and Its Impact on Christian Responsibility Paperback – May, 1998
Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
This book not only outlines clearly and simply the proper biblical context of tithing (in contrast to the traditional view taught in most churches today - including my own, yikes! hehe), but it presents a practical challenge to invite the Lord to come and inspire our motivation to give out of our abundance to supply the lack of others; not out of necessity or by compulsion, but out of love.
If you are one who perhaps has chosen a non-tithing position thinking that this means you are now exempt from a responsibility to give (even of your finances), this book will, on the contrary, prove you otherwise and challenge you directly in your faith and your relationship with Jesus.
Beyond Tithes and Offerings does not neglect the importance of understanding Christ's heart as it concerns our giving.
Since reading this book, in addition to my own personal Bible studies and prayer, I have experienced a revitalized sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and a fresh liberty in the area of giving that I had been missing before. I learned so much more than what tradition has taught me over the years (or perhaps I should say mis-taught).Read more ›
It has been taught by many ministers and TV preachers that tithing is THE key to prosperity for the believer. Some preachers and teachers even go so far as to state that unless you tithe (work of the law, mind you) you don't even qualify for blessing.
Excuse me, but the New Testament example for prosperity and any gift we receive from God is based on 2 Corinthians 8:9. By His poverty, we become rich...not through the work of tithing. Giving should be from the heart as we have purposed; not by compulsion to a law. We are under Grace NOT the Law. We give because we are already blessed NOT to get blessed.
**The authors have covered this masterfully in their book.**
In addition, tithing was under the OT Law to which Christ did several things:
* Fulfilled it
* Abolished it
* Nailed it to His cross
* Slew the enmity (through his cross)
* Blotted out the handwriting of ordinances which were against us
All of these references deal with the Law. Consequently, as a one Dr. Jay Snell has noted, we obey the Law not as an external document which damns; but as an inward impulse. And further, if you are a Gentile by birth, you were NEVER under the Law to begin with. Only the Jew was given the Law.
Under the New Testament, the Christian was never and is never told to give a certain percentage by compulsion; on the contrary, we have the freedom to give freely as we have purposed in our hearts. Not a legalistic 10%, but an amount that we have chosen from the heart because we give out of love. This also means that giving beyond 10% is both possible and probable.
**The authors cover this in their book as well.Read more ›
My hope and prayer is that we who have read the book and realize the truth in it will have the courage and conviction to stand up for those who are less fortunate than we are, to not fear men but to fear God. Let us also put this book in the hands of men and women that are responsible for handling the money in our churches. As for me I am going to get a few copies and send them out to my church leaders, if they read this book and are not touched by it than I will know that their heart is not for the poor but for the money. Now I know the true freedom I have in Jesus Christ.
Once again I thank the writers for letting God use them in such a powerful way. And most of all I thank Jesus my savior for my salvation and for my FREEDOM.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great book like the "Tithing Hoax". Tithing is for Israel under the law and during the church age it is "let every man determine in his own heart what he should... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think one of the biggest confusion amongst Christians is law vs. grace. If we no longer live under the law then why are we preaching that we have to tithe or will be cursed? Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazingsix
This is a "MUST READ" for ALL Christians! The subject of Christian giving has been extensively researched by the authors. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Mrs. Siler
Beyond Tithes & Offerings in my opinion is among the top few books on this subject. It's incredibly well documented and articulated. Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer
This book is profound. It cast a distrubing light on faiths that support titheing as it is performed today. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Jerry Mcinnis
This book opened my eyes to how the old testament defines tithing/firstfruits/offerings/law/freedom and its system under the Mosaic law. Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by Anthony Fagerness
tithes and offerrings is Gods only system to bless his people,people are to be taught to give willingly not by threat of a religious system, but give in relationship, this book... Read morePublished on June 18, 2007 by Gerri L. Freeman
This book was very informative and well written. It should be read by every one who wants to know the truth about tithing and giving.Published on June 13, 2006 by Yolanda Linn Loden
These two men were armed to the teeth when it came to knowlege of different sacrifices etc. They even had a good handle on the unscriptural tithing part. Read morePublished on September 3, 2004 by Terrence R. Brown