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Giving Thanks: The Art of Tithing

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1889605074
ISBN-10: 1889605077
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About the Author

Paula Langguth Ryan brings broad expertise to this subject. The author of Bounce Back From Bankruptcy, Ryan deftly combines personal finance and inspirational advice to give readers a roadmap to the successful life they truly desire. A Contemporary Prosperity Advisor, Ryan is considered by many to be the leader of the next generation of new thought teachers – the heir-apparent in an area pioneered by John Randolph Price, Catherine Ponder and others. GIVING THANKS marks the first time Catherine Ponder (founder of Unity Church Worldwide) has written a Foreword to a living author’s work.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Pellingham Casper Communications (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889605077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889605074
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,354,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Many of the books I have read talk about tithing but not to the depth that Paula Ryan does. This book was easy to read and offered simple definitions and gave many examples of different kinds of opportunities to tithe. Knowing basically what tithing is, this book opened my eyes and soul to how much more it is and how wonderful it can be. Giving Thanks The Art of Tithing is just what the title says- giving thanks for all that we have and having faith that we will have even more to be thankful for. Thank You Paula for making these concepts so easy to embrace!

I meant to rate this book 5 STARS but am unable to edit!
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If you're like many people, the concept of tithing brings up negative emotions. Maybe you live in constant fear of not having enough, or you were brought up in a religious environment that made demands on you to tithe, whether you wanted to or not. Giving Thanks provides fresh insights, and encourages an open mind as it explains all the reasons why you need to look past your limited thinking, and just do it.

If you're feeling that your prosperity is limited, you probably aren't tithing. As the author explains, in order to receive the good that wants to come to you, you first need to give thanks for all the good you already have - and you need to do this through your tithes.

Although the 10% tithe is recommended, Ryan encourages us to test the waters with a smaller tithe, working up to the full 10% as soon as possible. From her experience, most people will be tithing in full within months of beginning the experiment, once they see the results.

This isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, where you give solely in order to get. Instead it's a sound practice of blessing the good you've received, and giving back a portion in order to receive more blessing. This sets in motion a cycle of good that keeps on giving.

If you're ready to experience more good in every area of your life, you first need to start tithing. Giving Thanks will show you how. I highly recommend you pick up a copy and put these principles to work for yourself.

Reviewer: Alice Berger
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Paula Langguth Ryan's wonderful little book Giving Thanks: The Art of Tithing tells, in simple, engaging ways, how giving a tenth of everything you receive to somewhere or someone that brings you spiritual joy will result in wonderful blessings beyond measure. The key is the attitude of heart with which you give -- it should not be done out of obligation, but rather from a genuine sense of thankfulness. I have begun putting this into practice, and the blessings I have already received are immense. Please read this book with an open heart, and be blessed as I have been.
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I really like books written by a cheerful author who is really passionate about what they are writing about. You just get cheered up even looking at one page. I began tithing after reading this book. Totally aside from any monetary reward, I would keep doing it now, just for the great feeling I get from it. I don't waste money any more, somehow good things happen to me more and more, and bad things don't happen nearly as often. It's kind of like you tithe whether you want to or not. Those who don't tithe consciously do so through bad events. Those who do tithe consciously get to choose where their glad giving will go. Many people think 1 person doesn't make a difference. Oh no- it is always the one person who makes the difference. As one small example, I tithe to support a guy who helps folks in bad section of the city I work in. I can't begin to tell you what a rush it gives me, to do so. There are people who tithe 90% of their income, and live joyfully on the 10%. I'm not there yet, but I have tithed my income out to August, because I didn't want to wait. If you can't give 10%, just give 1%. Or whatever feels comfortable. Then expand a little bit. Paula got this book translated into Spanish, for free, by an enthusiastic reader, if that says anything about how readers feel about this book. I shared this book with a number of friends. I liked it a lot. I like this book. Other people say what they say. I like reviews that mention similar books, at least books on the same path, so I do that. The Abundance Book is a similar book. The Reality Creation Technique also works with intent.
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Great book, if anyone ones to learn how to activate The favor of God on there lives they need to learn the Art of Tithing. I have found favor with God in a lot of my College course and money has been coming my way.
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I was introduced to the idea of tithing in 1990 by a Catholic friend and again in 1994 by a Jewish friend. Although, at the time, I was not active in any religious tradition, I really began to see the value of supporting people and organizations that did good in the world. Then, I read Paula Ryan's book and, for the first time, really understood the relationship between abundance and giving to people and groups that truly feed my spirit. Now I really think about who feeds my spirit and am much more thoughtful about my gifts.

Even if the word "tithing" makes you cringe, jump in and read this book. It is filled with Paula's own stories and stories of those she has helped with her prosperity coaching. It is not at all preachy and it is really fun to read.
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