MY REVIEWS

Book Review: The Midas Touch

Author: Kenneth E. Hagin

Theme: A balanced approach to biblical prosperity

Year of publication: 2000

Eighteen years after Kenneth Hagin of blessed memory penned down these truths, I finally get to read them.

Ummph…!

Now I no longer wonder why people do what they do, truth is some people are really ignorant especially in the area of giving because many times, they would rather not take the pain to read a good book.

First, let me ask you:

If you get all you want, will you still want what you get? Don’t be in hurry to answer yet.

This is a thought provoking question that got me thinking deeply about all the things I want in life as I began reading The Midas Touch.

In this beautiful book, Kenneth Hagin begins with the story of King Midas who made a wish that he wanted everything he touched to turn to gold. The wish was granted and every thing he touched- flowers, food, water, every single thing turned to gold- including his beloved daughter.

Once again the question: If you get all you want, will you still want what you get? 

While it is unsafe to dwell on one extreme in life and say money is not important, it is even more dangerous to not know where the balance is because you will easily swerve into the other extreme. 

This is the point where people ask questions like: How much money should a Christian have? Was Jesus poor? Can I really get a double portion of the money I gave? What about seed sowing and breakthrough offerings? All these and many more questions plaguing the heart of the 21st century Nigerian Christian were answered from a biblical perspective in The Midas touch.

The lingering controversy about affluent lifestyles of some Christians and the church rat mentality of others were aptly addressed in the clearest of ways I have seen.

He ended the book with principles on giving drawn from the life of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Epistles. These truths are timeless and will guide you as you seek to live a balanced life.

So dearie, if you still raise your brows once a preacher talks about prosperity or still believe that this world is not your own and you are just passing through, I sincerely recommend you read The Midas touch. And as they say in the army, it will clear your doubts…

Do have a prosperous week ahead.

Nasalian
I am Chinasa, the one whom Jesus loves. I am grateful for the finished work of Christ, passionate about not missing the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus and longing to spread the fragrance of Christ. If you don't catch me reading, writing, thinking or listening to people, you will have to take a closer look to be sure its me...they say its my hobby and I think am beginning to agree. I love people, good music and work. I love bracelets too... Apart from being a Pharmacist, I don't have many titles so my friends simply call me Nasa and it does all the magic. I live in Nigeria, and I really love my country. One place i have been crushing on and hope to visit someday is Orlando Florida, my friends will tell you more about that. I also have an unexplainable desire to attend Hillsong Conference in no distant time...dreams come true, you know! I love writing and I hope you love reading. Nice to meet you too Welcome to my blog.

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