New Book by Lystra M. Williams Offers Revealing Look at Tithing

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New Christian title, ‘Be Not Deceived,’ hits bookstores.

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Be Not Deceived’ reveals how doing life God’s way could benefit us politically, financially, economically, and personally

In her new book, “Be Not Deceived: Tithes & Offerings” (published by WestBow Press), Lystra M. Williams delivers a revealing look at tithing, dispelling long-held beliefs on what biblical Scripture mandates.

“Christian churches today have misinterpreted Malachi 3:8–12 to mean that God wants each Christian to give 10 percent of his or her gross pay to the church on His behalf,” writes Williams. “My book is the result of a comprehensive study that reveals that God never asked for money for the tithes. God told us exactly what He wanted us to bring for the tithes, and it was not money.

“I discovered that God did not ask for money, but for food,” Williams explains. “When He said that there will be food in His house, He really was speaking of food. The food was to be used to feed the poor and the priests.”

After her research into tithing, Williams made it her mission to spread this news to Christians everywhere.

“‘Be Not Deceived’ reveals how doing life God’s way could benefit us politically, financially, economically, and personally,” she notes. “It shows how planting fruit trees and vegetable gardens to allow us to tithe God’s way could eliminate hunger in our society, and ensure that no child ever goes to sleep hungry. The book encourages generosity, and also reveals Bible prophecy that is applicable to our future.”

Be Not Deceived: Tithes & Offerings
By Lystra M. Williams
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781449763930
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781449763947
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781449763954
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lystra Williams is a freelance writer and poet, and an ardent student of the Bible. She has studied Theology at Manna Bible Institute in Philadelphia. Williams also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology Management and in Nutrition Science, and a Human Services master’s degree. Her two passions are for Christian revivals and healthcare reform. Williams lives near Atlanta with her husband, Myron, of nearly 35 years.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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