Christian Living Book Review – The Cup, The Cake and The Coin

By: Dr. I.V. Hilliard (2012)

Published by New Spectrum Media Concepts, 15814 Champions Forest #75 Spring, TX 77379

ISBN 978-0-9851176-0-3

Book Price: $20.00

Accomplish greater success

Dr. Ira Van Hilliard began his ministry career at 10 years of age. He was known as “The Wonder Boy Preacher.” He leads New Light Christian Center Church with over 28,000 members, has started his own TV network, credit union, apartment complex, bible institute, several successful organizations, and is an accomplished author.

Focus on honoring spiritual leadership

Dr. Hilliard expresses keys to honoring spiritual leadership and the rewards. He shares on human resistance to the keys (Ch. 1); revealed truth about honoring spiritual leaders (Ch. 2); the role and responsibility of spiritual leadership (Ch. 3); our responsibility to financially support spiritual leaders (Ch. 4); and much more!

Keys to honoring spiritual leadership

Dr. Hilliard takes a personal, transparent tone, teaching through examples and life illustrations, to draw readers into his experience. He is careful to relay principles that have been working in his life for decades! Introducing his topic of honoring leaders he states, “This principle is one that I learned and embraced over four decades ago.”

Confronting controversial issues is Dr. I.V. Hilliard’s specialty. He unapologetically presents the remedy for many crisis situations. He boldly addresses readers with, “… it is God’s plan to bless you by rewarding your obedience with an impartation of divine favor… You cannot disrespect God’s servant and expect God’s Spirit to move.”

Readers receive insight through Dr. Hilliard’s interactive explanations. He expresses, “You may be saying to yourself, “I thought honoring my pastor meant showing appreciation and regularly expressing gratitude for his or her impact on my life.” You are correct, but not complete. To honor spiritual authority means more than saying, “Thank you.” Honor, in the Biblical context, means to give fitting and due respect, recognition, and resources.”

Dr. Hilliard shares pointed advice, as, “… you should never set yourself in a position to judge your pastor.”

Dr. I.V. Hilliard encourages readers by focusing on benefits, sharing, “The key that I want to convey to you is that whenever you are led to show appreciation by giving financial support to your pastor, you should do it unashamedly and boldly because you are positioning your life for exponential blessings.”

Helping readers to experience the best life

Dr. I.V. Hilliard helps readers to experience the best life by teaching them how to honor and receive from honor.

Success Step: List 7 things a leader, mentor, or spiritual leader has done to help your life go better. Honor them!