The God Who Gives

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, IN.



Title: The God Who Gives (a revised edition of God So Loved, He Gave)

Author: Kelly M. Kapic with Justin Borger

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2018 (original edition published in 2010)

Format: Paperback

Length: 289 pages


“At some point the eternal God then did the unfathomable,” Kelly M. Kapic and Justin Borger write in the preface, “he created everything out of nothing – as a gift.”

Throughout the rest of the book, the authors outline the Bible’s grand narrative, from creation to crucifixion. As they go through it, they describe how the story becomes transformed when you realize that God provides everything to humanity in the context of giving.

The act of giving is one of those topics that people know is good but can sound so cheesy when described on paper. It’s also an idea that turns out to be so simple one wonders whether it’s really worth mentioning. Kapic and Borger manage to avoid these issues with a writing style that captures how dramatic and powerful God’s act of giving really is. From there, they describe how such a simple idea really is worth mentioning because it transforms the way you read Scripture and follow Christ.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Christians interested in learning about generosity and sacrificial giving, Christians interested in understanding the Bible’s overall themes.

Christian Impact

At the risk of sounding cliché, this book truly will transform the way readers read the Bible and view Christianity.


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