To Whom Much Has Been Given…

A Disruptive GenerosityIn the introduction of “A Disruptive Generosity,” Mac Pier writes, “Every risk we have taken for God has been transcended by his provision.” His challenge to the reader is to read this book devotionally over the course of one month. One chapter a day to reflect on the various stories that he shares here.

Mac Pier ties these stories to the biblical story of Isaiah. Each chapter begins with a verse or passage from Isaiah. Pier shares, “We cannot underestimate the importance of being placed in a strategic vocation and location.” Throughout this book, this point is well-proven. We hear stories of people with great financial means and influence who use their means and influence to make a difference sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the cities where their influence can be found.

It’s possible that the reader may read these stories and never be on the same tier as those of whom these stories speak. I don’t think that’s Pier’s point in writing this book though. These stories should bring encouragement about how God can use people in whatever place he has them. They should also encourage those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ to know that we serve an incredible God who can impact this world through those who are following him.

Pier shares these stories to encourage people in their generosity. As he writes, “When we are generous, we affirm the nobility of God and grow in our own nobility.” The generous spirit of those in the stories of “A Disruptive Generosity” is seen in the stories and hearing just how God has used that generosity.

While I don’t know that I will ever be on the same financial level as the people in these stories, I still found encouragement here. I think that the intended target for this book is those who have the means to make a financial impact throughout this world. That’s not to say others won’t benefit from it, but if you know of some followers of Christ who have significant financial means that can be shared, this may be just the book to share with them to encourage them to allow God to work through what he has given them that they may experience the blessing of generosity, even when it’s disruptive.

(This review is based upon a copy of this book which was provided free of charge from Baker Books. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.)