The 7 Best Books on Tithing to Add to Your Reading List


Lord’s Library editors assembled this list of the best books on tithing to add to your reading list.

According to the King James Bible, the practice of tithing is giving a tenth of one’s income to support the church. The concept of tithing is mentioned in several verses throughout the Old and New Testaments. See Leviticus 27:30: “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord.”

While the practice of tithing originated in the Old Testament, Jesus also addressed the subject in the New Testament. In Matthew 23:23, Jesus affirms the importance of tithing while rebuking the Pharisees. He says: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”

Here, Christ acknowledges the obligation to tithe while emphasizing the equal importance of compassion and faith.

It’s important to note that while tithing is a Biblical principle, its practice should be approached with a willing heart and cheerful disposition. The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, encourages believers to give as they have purposed in their hearts, without compulsion or reluctance. See 2 Corinthians 9:7: “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

In this way, our editors assembled this list of the best tithing books to consider reading. Perhaps you’re considering tithing and want to enhance your Bible study on the topic, or you want to share some literature with someone close to you who might benefit. In either case, the titles below represent the most popular available for purchase on the web.

Note: We only included the best tithing books with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 50 reviews.

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The Best Books on Tithing

The Tithing Hoax: Exposing the Lies, Misinterpretations & False Teachings about Tithing

Author/Publisher: R. Renee

From the publisher: “The Tithing Hoax provides you with life-changing answers to your tithe questions. The topics range from pre-law tithing to New Testament giving. The Tithing Hoax gives you the answers to 29 important questions every Christians faces with the modern-day tithe, including: What is the tithe? What did Jesus say about tithing? Does the Bible command Christians to tithe? Has tithing been abolished under the New Covenant? How can the church support itself if church members stop paying tithes? And more!”

The Trojan Horse of Tithing: How Tithe Traditions Have Undermined A Pure Gospel Message

Author/Publisher: Jonathan Paul Brenneman

From the publisher: “The Trojan Horse Of Tithing is a plea to Christian leaders, written from a Charismatic/Pentecostal perspective. Jonathan Brenneman exposes the inherent problems with common tithe teachings, highlighting serious issues with even so-called “grace tithing.” He demonstrates how deception starts subtly and documents the growing acceptance in mainstream Christianity of even overt teachings of salvation by tithing. Millions of people today now believe they will never even enter heaven without their tithes.”

Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine

Author/Publisher: Russell Earl Kelly

From the publisher: “Following a thorough examination of every biblical text on tithing, Dr. Kelly concludes that the church would be best served spiritually by believing and applying better New Testament principles of giving. After discussing sound biblical reasons for Christians to replace tithing, he presents God’s better principles of grace. Doctrines such as the New Testament concept of law and covenant and the priesthood of believers are presented as they affect tithing.”

Tithing: Low-Realm, Obsolete & Defunct

Author/Publisher: Matthew E. Narramore

From the publisher: “This book is an in-depth analysis of tithing from the perspective of the New Covenant. It evaluates the scriptural references to tithing in their context: before the Law, during the Law, and after the Law. It exposes the faulty theology of tithing and explains why it hinders the body of Christ from entering the fullness of God’s provision and purpose. It also describes God’s plan for Spirit-led giving today.”

Giving and Tithing: Includes Serving and Stewardship

Author/Publisher: Larry Burkett

From the publisher: “Respected Christian financial expert Larry Burkett uses God’s Word to show the strong biblical basis for giving to and serving in the church. Using benevolence ministries as an example, Burkett explains how God uses Christians to minister in His name. This is accomplished by giving back to God a portion of what He has graciously given to us.”

Tithing in the Scripture

Author/Publisher: Arthur W. Pink

From the publisher: “There are few subjects on which the Lord’s own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their only rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds.”

Tithing After the Cross

Author/Publisher: David A. Croteau

From the publisher: “David Croteau has written at length on this topic before. In this volume of the Areopagus Critical Christian Issues series, he undertakes a brief examination of tithing, stewardship, and giving. He starts by asking just what the Israelites were called on to give by the scriptures. He then follows through the various arguments in favor of tithing as a law applicable to Christians and shows how these arguments fail. Finally, he discusses a basis for gracious, joyful giving as God directs each of us.”

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