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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite
In the fourth book of her Ten Commandments series, Grace of Giving, author Marja Meijers teaches us about the 8th commandment, "Thou Shall Not Steal". She uses the verse John 10:10..."he thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life-life in all its fullness."
We all can remember Robin Hood who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He was immortalized but still was doing wrong. Do not steal includes taking money and merchandise; but there are other things we steal that we do not often think about. How about where we work, do we steal time from our employer? Computers make it easy for us to take time from our employers when we check personal e-mail or order things on-line; talking on the phone with friends also steals time, because we are not giving 100% to our job. The same things can apply to our family and our church. We steal from God when we neglect the one little thing that he asks us to do...tithe.
This is a short book with a wonderful message. The author teaches us about giving and getting and shows that all that we have comes from the Lord. The end of each chapter has three little questions on which to meditate, and I think that will help each person reading the book. I think it is a great little study.