Giving because it brings joy to the receiver and makes the big man upstairs happy. How cool is that? You gotta love the title of this book. You see, the title comes from an experience with his daughter who kept on giving him plastic items from her kitchen set, one of which was a plastic donut. She was overjoyed and daddy learned some lessons that day. Kids are good that way.
Mr. Anderson discusses how to give and how to make it count. He doesn’t say you must give this and all is well with the world. Nope, he gives examples from real life and from the Bible the demonstrate the way giving should be done. For instance, there’s the story of the poor woman who literally gives all she has as an offering. Her gift is considered more worthy than the rest.
Then there are other examples from Mr. Anderson’s own life where people have had to figure out how much to give and when they do, life seems to be so much better. Burdens seem to go away. Like his grandfather, who gives by what he sees is “the church’s standard”, not what God would have him give. As the author says, God wants a “personal gift.” To me, that present is something with deep meaning, that you give because you want to, not because you have to, and you gain joy from it. Kinda like doing the right thing because, well, it’s the right thing to do. Must really rock God’s world, don’t you think?
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for reviewing it.
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