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Stories for His Glory

God, Greed and the (Prosperity) Gospel by Costi Hinn September 2, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 10:58 am
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A captivating first-person look at one of the world’s most powerful prosperity dynasties that offers a unique perspective on greed, the Church, and the journey toward Truth.

Millions desperate for hope and solutions are enticed by the promise of the prosperity gospel–that God will do whatever they need with just a little faith and a financial gift. All the while, prosperity preachers exploit the poor and needy to stockpile their riches. What can followers of the true gospel do to combat the deception?

Through a remarkable and fascinating journey, Costi Hinn went from a next-generation prosperity preacher to the first to abandon the family faith and share the true gospel. Nephew of the world-famous televangelist, Benny Hinn, Costi had a front-row seat to the inner workings and theology of the prosperity gospel. But as Costi’s faith deepened, so did his questions about prosperity teaching. As the deceptions in his past were exposed, Costi came face to face with the hypocrisy and devastation caused by his belief system, and the overwhelming truth about the real Jesus Christ.

This captivating look into the daily lives of one of the world’s leading prosperity dynasties offers a thoughtful perspective on the perils of greed, the power of the true gospel, and hope for the future of the global church. Through real-life stories, Costi challenges and equips readers to be living lights pointing the way to the true gospel and the saving grace of Christ. God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel will bolster your faith and encourage your own journey toward the Truth.

My thoughts:

Costi Hinn is the one that really opened my eyes to lies I have had been believing in my faith. He did an interview on a podcast I listen to and mentioned The American Gospel movie. From there my eyes have been opened to so many false teachers that I have, unfortunately, been promoting on this blog, so I apologize for promoting anyone that does not preach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This book is part memoir part teaching. He explained things in away I could clearly understand and that I have been trying to articulate that I have been unable to.

So many things I highlighted but I’ll share one from Chapter six: “The prosperity gospel certainly denies the sovereignty of God to the extent that it demeans God to the position of a puppet and elevates man to the position of puppet master who makes confessional demands by faith. It does this by considering faith as a force and God as the one who must respond to our faith.”

Yep, that was me. I believed if I prayed hard enough or declared the right things, or the right way God would heal my child or answer my prayers the way I want and this left me angry when He didn’t do this.

If you want an insiders look into the prosperity gospel and hear the truth, this is a great book.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

 

 

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