Monetary tithing has been taught as undisputed fact for centuries. Kleptomaniac Who's Really Robbing God Anyway challenges that assumption and puts many of the modern tithe teachings to the test of scripture. This book examines the word tithe from the original Hebrew language and presents the orthodox meaning of the term based on culture, language and the literature of the Hebrew people.
For church-goers who are tired of being told they rob God of tithes and offerings every Saturday and Sunday, and that God requires a tenth of their income until death, the new book opens the biblical scroll and shines a light on the truth of Scripture by debunking centuries-old tithe doctrines, which say a tithe is ten percent of a person's income. Dr. Frank Chase Jr. explains in his new book released August 14th why many church-goers are not the ones who really rob God. But exposes who the real God robbers are in this shocking tithe manifesto. The book dissects the word tithe and places it back in its original scriptural context and explains its orthodox meaning.
The real story of the book is that ten percent of a person's income does not represent a biblical tithe. The biblical tithe has always been food. A monetary tithe of ten percent represents a tax for religious purposes. Respected author and theologian Dr. Russell Earl Kelly remarked in his book, Should the Church Teach Tithing that 'true biblical tithing is narrowly limited to food and clean animal from land inheritance. Also, true biblical tithing was never extended to crafts, trades, and fish. Since Jesus was never a farmer, nor headman, he was not among those required to tithe.'
Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway is an educational book that tackles a religious taboo subject such as tithing and adds more information to an under-saturated subject in the book world concerning tithing. The book is a scholastic work and should be read by anyone who has felt skepticism about the truth and accuracy of the modern tithe system.
A book review by Reader's Favorite states, 'Kleptomania: 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 a 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 is easier. Dr. Fran 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 is best.
'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway? may have more biblical quotes and references to tithing and money in general that any book I have every 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 in 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.'
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Dr. Frank Chase Jr. is proud to announce the release of his book, 'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?' 'Kleptomaniac' is a journey into the annuals of biblical history concerning what the Bible teaches about tithing and giving. This book will take you on a proverbial archaeological quest to uncover the true meaning of biblical words that deal with money. Not only does the book cover the Old Testament tithe, but it will travel through time to unveil what the New Testament teaches about giving and tithing by analyzing some of the epistles of Apostle Paul concerning his views and the instructions he gave on charitable giving. The book trailer for 'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?' was revealed today on DGT Book Promotion news. In addition, Chase shared his insights in an interview this week on the Reading and Writing Addiction blog about the inspiration for 'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?' Dr. Frank Chase Jr.'s interview can be followed at www.readinwritin.blogspot.com and the official trailer for 'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?' can be viewed on YouTube.
About The Book
Do You Know the Truth About Tithing? Read This Investigative Manifesto First Before You Answer! The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 10:19 that '...money answers all things' (NKJV). But is tithing money the answer the Bible commands all believers to do every week? Do phrases like, sow a seed, pay tithes, receive a blessing or a curse make sense when associated with money tithing?
This Book Will Help You:
· Blow Up the Malachi Tithe Doctrine
· Know the Difference Between Tithes, Money and Giving
· Understand How Money Was Introduced into the Church as a Tithe
· Know Who Changed the Tithe From Food to Money
· Grasp True Grace Giving in the New Testament
· Become a Cheerful Free Will Giver from the heart as the Holy Spirit leads
· Discover that Jesus, Paul and the Disciples Never Tithed or Taught Tithing
· Realize that Tithing Has Side Effects That Causes Grudging Giving
· Expose the Tithe Lies
· And much more...
Take the opportunity to get biblically informed about tithing. Doing so could save your financial future and the future of your children's children for generations.
Praise for 'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?'
'I feel this book was written to free our mindset so we can give freely without convictions, for all Christian this should be a must read.' - Reader Review
About The Author
Frank Chase, Jr. grew up in Baltimore Md. and spent four years in the United States Army, during that time became a follower of the Messiah. After completing his tour of duty, he attended Washington State University (WSU) and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Because Frank believes in education, he pursued religious degrees and graduated from North Carolina College of Theology with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, a Master of Arts in Theology, and a Doctor of Theology. The author submerged his entire being into the tithe doctrine versus freewill giving for four years to understand the different tithe teaching propagated in the church circuit. Chase's decision to shift from tithing to freewill giving was difficult for him and his family. His decision resulted in wins and losses both emotionally, spiritually and financially. Through tears, fears and not fully knowing what would happen when he took a stand on freewill giving over tithing, Chase decided to move forward and write a tithing book three years later. He seeks to start a conversation about mandatory tithe doctrines that make promises and guarantees of health and wealth, but never deliver. Frank Chase Jr. has been married for 19 years to Teresa Chase and he is a proud father of six children.
'Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?' (430 pages, ISBN: 978-0-97552-177-9) is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers. (more...)
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