Monday, June 10, 2013

Plastic Donuts by Jeff Anderson

If you are looking for a SHORT, easy-to-read book on biblical giving, this book may be for you!  Being only 109 pages and measuring just over 4" x 6", it doesn't take long to read.  My first impression was that it could have been condensed into a great blog post...but instead was drawn out enough to make it book-worthy to increase circulation.  That being said, the main point is a good one.

The title was taken from an experience the author had when his daughter gave him the gift of a plastic donut.  His delight in this simple gift led him to wonder if God views the gifts we bring Him in the same way.  Is there a certain amount or type of gift that pleases God the most?  While there are a few points discussed, I think the answer is best summed up in this quote. "When the gift amount matters to us, it can matter to God too.  When the amount doesn't matter to us, it doesn't matter to God."  Gifts that are sacrificial and given with a pure heart are more meaningful than a pre-determined amount or percentage.

There are many Scriptures referenced in these pages related to giving.  This book will help you to evaluate your own level of giving and possibly view your gifts with a new perspective.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Multnomah Books in exchange for an honest review.

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