In a world full of stuff to buy, things to collect, and upgrades to make, the topic of generosity is tough to tackle. Andy Stanley does it masterfully. He has a gift for laying a foundation in your heart of understanding before addressing a difficult truth. In the first few chapters, Andy Stanley discusses the reality of our wealth. We are in fact already rich! I know, hard to believe, right? Well, we are and we don’t even know it. He goes on to point us in the direction of where our hope lies. As a Christian, this book was so encouraging, affirming, and challenging. By the end, it is clear that while most of us see ourselves as generous, we aren’t at all. If anything, we are generous with ourselves.
For me personally, the idea that I give God my first ten percent and do whatever I want with the rest has been a way of life. Our family is generous, with random acts of kindness and such. However, I have realized that we must allow God to direct how we use the other ninety percent.
With stores packed full of “how to get rich quick” books, I find Andy Stanley contribution refreshing and full of much-needed truth! I recommend this book to Christians who are not currently giving or need to evaluate their giving.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. I have received no compensation other than the joy of reading a good book.