Grace of Giving

Turning the Key to Enter and Experience Fullness of Life

Christian - Non-Fiction
116 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2011
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Author Biography

Marja Meijers was born and raised in Holland. As a child Marja was fascinated by authors who divided their time between two countries. Today, she is one of them! She and husband Jan currently divide their time between Holland and Southern California, where Jan works as a racecar technician in off-road racing and Marja enjoys writing.

A life of traveling & adventure took them all over the world. They visited countries like Nepal, India and Malaysia in the Far East but also Bolivia, Peru and Chili in South America. Although their love for traveling has not subsided, their spiritual journey took on a whole new meaning when they experienced the love and grace of their Creator.

While residing in California, they are active in various prayer groups throughout Ventura County and volunteer on the Advisory Board of Teen Challenge, a faith based residential rehabilitation program for people who struggle with life controlling problems, with more than 1000 centers in 80 countries.

Marja is the author of several books published in the USA as well as in the Netherlands. She writes her books in both languages. Her monthly columns appear in one of Holland's biggest Christian magazines and she also provides content for a web based talent community. Together with her husband she is the founder of Traveling Light, a non-profit organisation that seeks to provide practical, financial and spiritual encouragement to Christian initiatives all over Europe and the Middle East.

    Book Review

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.