The God Pocket: He Owns It. You Carry It. Suddenly, Everything Changes.
By: Bruce Wilkinson and David Kopp
Bruce Wilkinson has a history of being very close to the prosperity gospel (example: The Prayer Of Jabez). I do not see a blatant prosperity gospel in his writings but I think he really pushes it again here. He does a good thing by encouraging people to give to those in need (which is what the book is all about) but I’m a little troubled by how he believes that God will automatically reign material blessings on you if you do and uses this as a motivation to give. This is really closer to the modern tithe theory than the prosperity gospel and in fairness I don’t recall him suggesting you write him a check to get rich. Anyways, I do give him much credit for encouraging charity but think he should rethink his theology of giving and how he motivates people to do so. Not a total lose but I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who isn’t well grounded in their theology.
Thank you to Multnomah/Waterbrook for sending me a free copy of this book for a review.