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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The God Pocket Review

God wants to put a face on giving – and the face he has in mind is not yours, but his.
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.

You can read chapter one of this book by clicking here

 My Review:
This is a book that can easily be read in a few hours, with a very simple topic and a lot of explaination.  In my opinion, a bit to much information.  This could have easily been taken down to about a chapter rather than a book and I wouldn't pay the current $9.99 Amazon price for it after having read it.

Now, don't get me wrong.  It's a good book and a wonderful concept.  If you don't want to know what that concept is, stop reading right here becuase once you know, well, then you have pretty much read the book........

..........still here, okay then.  Here it is......the God pocket is nothing more than a pocket of money that you have set aside and consecrated to God for Him to use through you.  The authors mention several times that you can purchase God Pockets through their website (at the time of this writing the website was no operating, however, the book lists this as the official website.)  To me it felt a bit pushy but that may be my crafty side bristling at the thought of paying for something that can easily be made.

The concept is great.  You give God the money and ask Him to show you who it is for and then you simply be obedient and give it to him or her when they appear being sure to tell them it is a gift from God and not you.  The book is full of stories about how God ochestrated such events and how they can change the lives not only of the receiver, but of the giver also.  To be honest, we did something similiar at my church about a year ago by creating business cards to give out with our gift of either money or service to let the receiver know that it was from God. 

I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others if the price were lower.  I realize that it costs money to print the book as well as promoting it.  But for me, the price tag is to big for what you get.  That is really sad because this book has a great message and provides a way for even those who feel like they don't know how or where to serve God to do so.

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