Fields Of Gold
A practical and inspirational book based on the principle of sowing and reaping. If we sow fear, what will be our harvest? And conversely, if we sow faith, what will we grow? This book moves the reader beyond fear and guilt about giving and into confidence, security, and excitement. Andy Stanley unpacks our irrational fears about money, helping us to discover that generou
Stanley refreshingly approaches generous giving w/o being manipulative, using guilt, or trying to make you feel less spiritual because you struggle in this area. He also covers an area of giving that most books ignore: fear. Stanley gives fear as the prime reason that most people do not give. This fear has the potential to rob us of an intimate relationship with God, if we let it. But Stanley challenges Christians to replace our fear with a radical, ...more
He speaks quite a bit about the fear of giving. He also presents the "4 P's of Giving": priority, percentage, progressive, and prompted giving.
This book increases my growing understanding of the heavenly value of earthly giving resulting in God's glory for man's benefit.
This book was written from the perspective of grace, being motivated not by fear but being motivated by increasing joy.
This is a really good book for ...more
My full review is on my blog at http://bookwi.se/fields-of-gold/
This book is a series of anecdotes and quotes that encourages people to:
1. Think of oneself as a steward of God’s wealth
2. Prioritize giving above all other expenses
The book was fairly repetitive and some of the statements felt excessive. For example, “You’ll know you’ve arrived when the thrill of making a financial impact begins t ...more