Every once in awhile a book comes along that addresses a topic in such an innovative way, that I get an insight I had never considered before. Plastic Donuts by Jeff Anderson is just such a book.
Tithes. Offerings. Missions support. Building funds. It seems pastors cringe when they think about addressing these subjects, and congregants squirm when they hear their pastor addressing these subjects! “After all,” many think, “every church-attending Christian knows they should give, right? We know it and the pastor knows it, so why do we need to talk about it?”
But Plastic Donuts will give you a take on church giving that you probably haven’t considered before. It all comes from an insight Jeff Anderson got when his young daughter served him some plastic donuts.
The book is short, but powerfully-packed. I would say that its size would make you think it could be read quite quickly, but the content is so thought-provoking and eye-opening, you may find yourself taking time to rethink what you thought you knew on this subject.
Here’s my final word: Get this book. Get it for yourself and get it for your pastor. Everyone will be grateful that you did.
I am a Waterbrook Multnomah book reviewer.