Book Details

Non-Fiction
Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?

Monetary tithing has been taught as an undisputed fact for centuries. Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway challenges that assumption and puts many of the modern tithe teachings to the test of scripture. The book examines the Hebrew word for tithe and presents the authentic orthodox meaning of the word based on the land, language and literature of the Hebrew people or churchgoers who are tired of being told they rob God of tithes and offerings every Saturday and Sunday, and that God requires a tenth of their income until death, this new book opens the biblical scroll and shines a light on the truth of Scripture by debunking centuries-old tithe doctrines, which say a tithe is ten percent of a person's income. The author explains why churchgoers are not the ones who rob God. But exposes who the real God robbers are in this shocking tithe manifesto that dissects the word tithe and places it back in its original scriptural context and explains its orthodox meaning.

The real story of the book is that ten percent of a person's income does not represent a biblical tithe. The biblical tithe has always been food. A monetary tithe of ten percent represents a tax for religious purposes.  A true biblical tithe is narrowly limited to food and clean animals from land inheritance in Israel. Also, true biblical tithing was never extended to crafts, trades, and fish and since Jesus was never a farmer, nor headsman, he was not required to tithe.  

Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway is an educational book that tackles a religious taboo subject such as tithing and adds more information to an under-saturated subject in the book world concerning tithing. The book is a scholastic work and should be read by anyone who has felt skepticism about the truth and accuracy of the modern monetary tithe system that is not contained on the pages of the Bible.

Author Details

Dr. Frank Chase Jr
Dr. FRANK CHASE, JR., is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Walbrook High School in 1978 and then enlisted and served in the United States Army for four years. During his path in life, he has served as a teacher, counselor, mentor and leader in men's ministries and has spoke at various men's conferences. He is a graduate of Washington State University and has a BA degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology. Because Frank believes in education, he pursued religious degrees and graduated from North Carolina College of Theology with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, a Master of Arts in Theology, and a Doctor of Theology. He also started his publishing company, FC Publishing, LLC to self publish his first two books. As a writer, Dr. Chase authored his first book, False Roads to Manhood, What Women Need to Know: What Men Need to Understand, dealing with the issues of manhood. He recently published his second book titled, Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway, which takes you on a proverbial archaeological quest to uncover the true meaning of biblical tithing. Not only does the book cover the Old Testament tithe, but it examines what the New Testament teaches about giving and so-called tithing. Dr. Chase has also authored and published religious and relationship articles for newspapers, online magazines and print media. He has appeared on local television and Internet radio programs. Mr. Chase is an avid racquetball player, and loves movies, reading and good conversation, and he never shies away from talking about difficult or even controversial subjects. Anyone who knows Frank will tell you that he has always been an analytical thinker about every aspect of life even from childhood. It is not uncommon for people to remark that Chase is a very easy person to talk to. Frank lives with his wife Teresa in Alabama and is the father of six children and the grandfather of eight. Mr. Chase currently works as senior aviation writer for Army Helicopters for the Department of the Army's monthly publication, PS Magazine, LOGSA, located at Redstone Arsenal, AL.