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Fields Of Gold

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  214 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews

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

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Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published 2004)
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Jo
Jan 14, 2010 Jo rated it really liked it
A really good little book on Christian giving.

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,
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Reid
Apr 24, 2008 Reid rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: affluent and selfish Christians
Andy Stanley has authored a very good primer on the subject of Christian giving.

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
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JJ Vancil
Aug 09, 2011 JJ Vancil rated it really liked it
Fields of Gold, by Andy Stanley, challenges, without apology, our financial fears. While this book is about money, it is not primarily about giving, but rather trusting. What prevents so many people from giving our money away for use in God’s kingdom is fear, and fear indicates our lack of trust. This book invites us to experience the joy of fearless giving. What awaits us on the other side for the generous giver is a harvest that far exceeds our wildest expectations.
Kenny Conley
Jun 01, 2011 Kenny Conley rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
AMAZING BOOK! I love Andy Stanley, but I have to say that this is one of the best messages on giving and generosity I've ever read or heard. I think that people get beaten down my the "tithing" message or they find too many places to fight or have their opinion. In this book, Andy doesn't even really go there, but camps on the idea of generosity and challenges everyone in that aspect. This book has truly inspired me and I know it will inspire you if you read it.
Adam Shields
May 10, 2012 Adam Shields rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short Review: Giving is not often thought of as one of the spiritual disciplines but in Fields of Gold it is primarily thought of as a spiritual act of obedience and not as a financial matter. This is a quick book, but worth the time.

My full review is on my blog at http://bookwi.se/fields-of-gold/
Jeremy Frye
Jul 29, 2013 Jeremy Frye rated it it was amazing
Perhaps one of the best books on becoming a generous giver that I've ever read. Every Christian should read this book, especially if he/she is wanting to move from a place of fear to a place of joy in giving.
Chad Stutzman
Mar 03, 2011 Chad Stutzman rated it really liked it
Finished this great little book by Andy Stanley. It really challenged me again to examine my heart for giving. I highly recommend this book, every Christian should read it.
Jt
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Shelves: stewardship
a great book on stewardship
Ryan
The major premise is that people — Christians in particular — do not give much to charity/churches because of fear. Generosity being determined primarily by surplus.

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
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Jeanette Glazewski
Sep 08, 2014 Jeanette Glazewski rated it it was amazing
This quick little read is a great motivator on the concept of giving. Andy speaks about it in such a way that in the end it just makes sense. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to anyone struggling with any type of giving.
Emil Bredahl
Mar 17, 2016 Emil Bredahl rated it really liked it
I like the book because it touches an important subject that is for many an area of neglect. It's simple and interestingly written with practical words and explanations. A sure must read as you are getting to know why we give because we have been given all by God
Walt Walkowski
Aug 13, 2016 Walt Walkowski rated it it was amazing
This is actually my second time reading the book, and I will probably read it again. A very refreshing, inspiring take on giving.
Jeff Allen
Aug 01, 2011 Jeff Allen rated it really liked it
Good book that challenges us to understand that what we have is truly God's and He has given us the task of managing it with His purposes in mind.
Becca
Jan 20, 2009 Becca rated it it was amazing
This book gave me a whole new perspective on Gods purpose for my life and the things he has entrusted to me. The author has a really good ability to clearly get his point across.
David Aldridge
Apr 13, 2011 David Aldridge rated it liked it
Quick read about having a godly perspective on finances. Simple and practical truth that can be easily applied.
Glenda
I just borrowed this from Amazon Prime. I plan to read it as part of my daily devotions...Very good book on cheerful giving.
Anson
Aug 15, 2012 Anson rated it really liked it
It is better to invest in human lives and the harvest of joy that it will bring than to invest in this world where there is no assurance of security.
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Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and Browns Bridge Community Church. He also founded North Point Ministries, which is a worldwide Christian organization.
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“...often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act of obedience.” 30 likes
“If you see your brother in need, it doesn't matter if you already gave somewhere else. You should be open to the idea of God using you to meet your brother's unexpected need.” 22 likes
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