PROS: The general idea is great - find generosity in your heart and trust God enough to tithe (give 10% of your gross income to the house of God - the church). However, I found the Introduction to be more insightful and beneficial than the actual book chapters. Based on the concept and the Introduction, I would have given 4 stars to this book - it had SOOO much potential to be life-changing and insightful!
CONS: However, I found the chapters dull, lifeless, long, boring and drawn out. What could have been detailed and emotional descriptions of life challenges or hardships, were just unemotional lists of "so and so went to college, then got a job and was still poor but still tithed." There were no emotional detailed descriptions of difficult times.
Being a 27 year old, I also found it impossible to relate to couple in their 80s because of the inflated dollar. The author spent a lot of time reviewing the lives of people who made $10/week back in the 70s, while my first job in year 1996 was $16/hr. How are we supposed to relate? When someone says they were in poverty in the 70s and the author is using $10, how can I understand this? Houses were $15,000 back then. Today my house was $360,000. I don't know what $10/wk would get you today. I can't relate and the author makes no attempt to adjust for inflation.