Thursday, August 6, 2015

Book Review: The God Pocket

"The God Pocket" by Bruce Wilkinson will change your life, if you let God work through you!

Overview: What if you could take something out of your pocket today that would make God wonderfully personal and absolutely real to someone who, only minutes earlier, had been secretly calling out to God for help, for an answer, for any shred of evidence that He cares?

Discover the incredible resource that’s small enough to fit in your wallet or purse, yet big enough to change someone’s life – starting with yours. In The God Pocket, Bruce Wilkinson tells you what that little something is, explains how to deliver God’s provision to someone in need, and shares how God is ready to reveal Himself through you.

Dawn's Recommendation: 4.5 of 5 Stars

What I Liked: I firmly believe that God puts books in my path for a reason and this book's concept is what God is currently working on me.  I really liked that the book goes step by step on how to put money aside for God's use and how and when to give it to the people God places before you. This book is perfect for the person who wants to honor God, grow in generosity, and trust in the Lord (not only to provide the people to give the money to, but to provide the money, in which to give). It has great stories of people who have given money to others in this way. It is a short read, you can finish it in one evening. It will be a book I read again.  

On a side, personal note: giving money in this way will change your life. It has changed me! I had already started to give money to people and charities, but this book helps explain different aspects of giving in this way that I didn't think about before, like setting aside the money first, as an offering, instead of just reaching in your own wallet to give a homeless person your money. Neat things to think about and good instruction.

What I Didn't Like: The only thing that bothered me a little was that it felt a bit commercialized. The author likes to coin a lot of terms (ex. "The God Nudge" and "Delivery Agent"). Why give everything a title?  Also, you can buy pre-made God Pockets. Ummm...why, when a plain envelope will do?    

Do you set aside money in which to give to people you see in need?