Part Four — “Five Conditions for God’s Abundance” — helps us understand that our motives are important, faith is essential, and we need to be givers ourselves, letting God determine when and how abundance will come to us. These chapters provide some good checks by which we can measure our own quest for God’s blessing, as shown by this bit from the beginning of the chapter titled “Admitting Your True Motive”:
“The purpose of God’s abundance is this: for every good work. This means that abundance is not for our own selfish end. It is not for our own satisfaction or glorification. But it is for every good work” p. 99.
The final section (Part Five) is, I believe, the book’s most powerful, making the case that we get abundance not to amass personal wealth but to bless others. Prince especially focuses on the importance of using our extra to help the poor, to bless Israel, and to spread the gospel.
I liked the way the author(s) titled the main sections, often naming the number of points that would be made. This makes the book easy to follow. In addition to its clear organization, the book has helpful word and scripture indices at the back.
You’d never know from the way the book is written that Prince is not its sole author. As I read, I often heard, in my imagination, his warm British accented voice that came into my kitchen via the radio years ago while I was making breakfast and getting my kids ready for school.
For anyone struggling with lack or unsure about where abundance fits into God’s scheme of things, this book provides much scripturally supported food for thought and action.
(I received this book as a gift from the publisher for the purpose of writing a review.)