Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?

Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?

by Frank Chase Jr

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ISBN-13: 9780975521762
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 430
File size: 779 KB

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Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Been Robbing God Anyway is incredibly informative about tithing. Coughing up ten percent of a paycheck always seemed odd, but this book puts the breaks on the misinterpretation of the scriptures about tithing. The research in this book covers aspects of tithing so well; it’s hard to dispute what the author uncovers. The most shocking and simplest revelation about tithing is that the author reveals tithing is not about money but livestock and crops. He backs up his theological assertions with scripture, and the Hebrew and Greek languages. If you think you know what tithing is, this book will upend your beliefs and make you want to research tithing doctrines. I personally enjoyed where the author explains how he arrived at his newfound theological beliefs about tithing after practicing tithing for more than 30 years. Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway dives right into the centuries-old tithing controversies. The book explains how the monetary tithe practices of today came into existence. The book also laid bare that the Holy Roman Empire, which later became the Catholic Church, influenced how tithing would be taught and practiced in the church of today. As I read through the pages of the book, I was amazed at how prevalent monetary tithing had become even in the face of contravening evidence. I was equally disturbed that many Christians seemingly don’t know the origins of tithing as the author points out in the book. In the pre-face of the book, the author explains why he resigned from tithing and presents a sound scholarly position as to why tithing is not a New Testament doctrine. This entire book is a lesson in biblical history on tithing. The second half of the book, even goes into what New Testament giving is all about. This book is profound in that the author provides readers with definitions for all the words associated with tithing and that makes it easier for readers not to have to look up complicated biblical terms. From the beginning to the end of the book, the author deconstructs the tithe doctrine, highlights how tithing is abused by pastors and churches and exposes what true biblical tithing is. Anyone who reads, Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway, whether they agree or disagree with tithing, will walk away from the book encouraged and convicted to study the subject if they really care about biblical authenticity. Getting informed about the land, language and literature of the biblical people on tithing is a must, and this book certainly does an excellent job in uncovering the truth about tithing from the scriptures. And for those who endorse monetary tithing, this book will upset their theology if they are unflinching, die-hard pro-tithers. If the truth about tithing is hard to swallow, this book will cause some readers to experience theological cognitive dissonance. Reading Kleptomaniac and discovering that tithing was never about money, but about food that God requires is a discovery that can shake the biblical pillars of many Christians. For those who read Kleptomaniac will be surprised about the author’s biblical understanding of tithes and his use of hermeneutics and exegesis. Reading this book, some will discover that biblical authenticity and accuracy on tithing was tossed out on its head to lull the masses into settling for traditions of men who interpret tithing scriptures from a financial perspective to amass cash for the institutional church
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway? The untwisted truth about the centuries-old tithes and offering deception by Dr. Frank Chase Jr, TH. D fills a narrow but very real niche in the area of biblically derived lessons and advice on the subject of tithes and offerings. I would have thought most Christians would research this topic themselves if it were very important to them, but to have all the references in one book, along with sound commentary and advice from a biblical scholar, certainly makes it easier. Dr. Frank Chase Jr. describes his own evolution of ideas about tithing and I must say we went through many of the same phases in pretty much the same order. I stopped evolving while Frank Chase Jr. went on to write this book that helps other Christians who have the same questions he had. Christianity at its best. Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway? may have more biblical quotes and references to tithing and money in general than any book I have ever read, save, of course, the Bible itself. It is written in a very smooth and articulate style that I’m guessing will be understandable to most people, but at the same time Dr. Frank Chase Jr’s education and vocabulary are evident on every page. As is his faith and his desire to help. From Abraham to Paul, Frank Chase Jr. delves into the origin, the definition, the application, and even the abuse of the custom of tithing. It is an interesting and sometimes colorful history and one Christians should certainly be more aware of. This book will help them.