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  • ISBN-13: 9781601424136
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Angels in Disguise

    The God Pocket is an aspiring little book that gives us inspiration and opportunity to share hope. The author shared the stories and the experiences of God at work in ordinary lives. There is always room for opportunity to do Godly work by touching lives. It is amazing how we are used to bless others at the time and place; talk about a divine hook-up. Showing compassion in a distressing world brings hope and faith to those specific people, and it blesses you in the process. This book is a great reminder of God's love towards us and bringing relief in a time of crisis. Prayer is the key to unlock the door by having faith that the heavenly doors will open on your behalf. God's timing is perfect and secure, it is like your own personal reservation; the blessing was meant just for you. This book is a perfect example of "it is more blessed to give than to receive". I really enjoy this book and recommend it to others to read. "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review".

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    The concepts described in this book by The Prayer of Jabez autho

    The concepts described in this book by The Prayer of Jabez author are phenomenally life changing. As one who has recently been made aware of the benefits of giving, The God Pocket is a how-to for spontaneously blessing someone in need.
    Ultimately, every good and perfect gift is from above and that's just what you're doing when you take on the challenge of the God Pocket. I hesitate even to call it a challenge, because giving can be so easy if you are willing.
    The God Pocket is about giving money to God and then allowing Him to show you when and how to distribute His blessings.
    This is a quick, but powerful read. For anyone who is willing to allow God use you to bless others beyond measure, I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Eh..

    He implies that the only way you can become useful to God is by giving money to needy people. I do not agree with this. You can help people in other ways.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

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    A Concept that Can Change the World

    The concept described in this book is something that can change the face of this world. Through seven steps you can start this wonderful journey of creating your own God Pocket. Decide, Devote, Deposit, Depend, Deliver, Declare, Disciple. What a powerful message in such a small book.

    The author did a superb job writing this book. You can almost read it in one sit. It took me about two hours to read the book and since I read it I have been praying to make a difference in this world. Mr. Bruce Wilkinson describes a concept that we carry some amount of money that really belongs to God. We separate this money and devote this money to be delivered to someone in need. This person will be indicated by God through a "nudge", that is a inner push that direct us toward a person, a place or an action. It is a signal from God that unexpectedly focuses our attention on someone, directing us to something God wants done. And we do it in His name, for His glory.

    I recommend this book to any Christian that wants a new perspective in his/her life, that wants to really make a difference in this world, acting as "God's partner", delivering help to people in need.

    This book was written by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp as contributor and was published in October of 2011 by WaterBrook Multnomah Books. The publishers were kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through their Blogging for Books Program. Thanks, Mr. Wilkinson, for this wonderful book.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    fill up your pocket

    The God Pocket by Bruce Wilkinson is a short book about Christian Living and the principles of managing the blessings God has given.

    Wilkinson just dives right in without background or scripture and uses personal stories to explain what God Pockets are.

    Basically, a God Pocket is a little stash of money in your wallet or purse or another item which you have set aside to give to someone else. You do not think of it as yours but rather as God's, and you are simply entrusted with it until God shows you the right person at the right time to pass it along to.

    I like Wilkinson's idea, and I abide by something similar but use different means. Wilkinson fails to cover the receiving end of God's Pocket and how the idea can be misused by unscrupulous individuals. Also not covered is what to do if you would like to have a God's Pocket but you really do not have extra cash to do so, as it is pretty much implied in the book that God's Pocket is for cash or something big ticket like a car, not small potatoes.

    Disclaimer: I received a free edition of this advanced reader copy book from Multnomah in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion here is my own.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Great Book, Powerful Message

    Have you ever found yourself eager to be used by God, yet totally unprepared when the opportunity to take a step of faith and obey His leading presents itself? This upcoming book by Bruce Wilkinson provides practical advice for those willing to open their hearts and wallets to the needy and presents the reader with what I would consider a radical and potentially life-changing concept: what if we are merely managers of God's resources and not actually the owners? As the subtitle states, when we recognize God as the giver of every good and perfect gift, "suddenly, everything changes." My first impression when receiving this book was that it would be a general guide to handling money in a Christian way. Instead, what I had really found is the path to a truly unique method of generosity that relies entirely on God's leading and provision. You probably won't see this on any best seller lists or read it more than once or twice yourself, but within these pages lies a concept with the ability to completely transform the way you look at money. Not only is it God's provision for you, but is in some cases His intended provision for others. To those who enjoy a quick read with a powerful message, consider purchasing this book. Though I often find myself bored with authors intent on filling 300+ pages with a relatively simple idea, this particular volume took little time to complete and left me excited about what I'd just read. It doesn't release until October 11th, so don't head to your local bookstore just yet; but do be sure to check it out as soon as you can get your hands on a copy. It's worth it. Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and all expressed opinions are my own.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    this will change your life

    I was anxious to read The God Pocket, by Bruce Wilkinson, after I watched his YouTube video talking about the book. Plus, it was short book. I know.. not the best way to pick a book.. but with my schedule at work lately--I thought at least I would be able to finish it without too much delay. Little did I know that this book would take me longer to get through than a 300 page novel. Not because it was bad, but instead, because it was so good. I savored every page--relished every story--teared up with joy and wonder--I couldn't read through it quickly--it would just ruin it to do so. Bruce Wilkinson provides such an amazing story of giving--but not a general type of giving (to charities, church, etc)--this is a special kind of giving: "one with a distinct protocol in advance so that God can guide us to deliver His provision to a person with a need we couldn't know about otherwise." In our giving to our churches, to charities, to causes--we often give with a click of the button... there is no personal interaction at all. Not that this type of giving is bad... but "people are important." God has commanded us to give to people... and the God Pocket shows us how--in an amazingly simple and wonderful way. Bruce Wilkinson reminds us that "God is urgently looking for people who want to do Heaven's work." And there are not enough of us out there--including me. We rush through our lives--caring only about getting from point A to point B, and easily dismiss those who may be in need, may be hurting, may be distraught. It takes too much time--it takes too much energy, and we are too busy. But this is not our mission. This is not what God has called us to do. We are to help others. We are to give to others. And in the God Pocket, Bruce Wilkinson describes (with the 7 Ds of the God Pocket) how we can do this and let God work through us to accomplish His own style of giving. I will not give away the 7 Ds of the God Pocket--you have to read the book for that. What I will say is that the stories that he shared of people who gave so willingly and with inspiration--blew me away. I want to experience that too. Read this book. It will change your life. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    4 Stars: Putting $ Aside For Needy & Gv Got Credit

    This book is about putting money aside in a "God pocket" and giving it to anyone you feel "prompted to by the Holy Spirit". The idea is that the money was given to you from God in the first place, so you are just the intermediary, passing God's money on to the people God selects as needing it.

    From the same author of Prayer of Jabez, you may not agree with Wilkinson's theology and perhaps his Word of Faith/Prosperity Gospel leaning, but you really can't say much bad about this book. Similar to the "pay it forward" concept, this is about giving money to the needy and giving God the glory for it. I loved the idea! It eminates love and warmth! Wilkinson includes many examples of individuals or families in need that are really touched by the "God Pocket" money and praise God.

    I recommend this book and intend to implement the God Pocket concept (with my own personal twist/pocket/message). But what a positive, uplifting book. I think this book is great for all believers but also just as a gift book. A very feel-good, inspiring book.

    My disclaimer - I received this book from the publisher free of charge but I always give honest reviews. I want you to be able to choose the best book based on stars because I know you have limited time and energy to read.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    A great idea in a great book

    The God Pocket by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp has an idea worth reading about and then putting it in action.
    Many times I have wanted to be used of God to help others and a God Pocket is a great way. Pray about it and then place the amount or item you feel led by God to give in a special pocket or in your purse in a place designated as God's Pocket. Now wait for a nudge to give to someone one who has been asking God for help. The money or item now belongs to God and you are the method of transportation. When you are nudged to give to someone one be sure they know it is a gift and blessing from God.
    I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions are my own

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