LIKE MANY READERS of The Tithing Hoax, R. Renee and Cynthia Harper grew up in the Christian church. R. Renee once served as a Sunday school teacher. In later years she and Cynthia established an online ministry called Living in Truth. The ministry offered visitors empowering life lessons through the practical application of biblical wisdom and spiritual principles.
R. Renee is an author, spiritual teacher and Bible student with a traditional southern Baptist background. Growing up she did not pay tithes or following a prosperity gospel. In 2003, she noticed how many Christian broadcasts were showcasing Prosperity Gospel preachers. These “men and women of God” were telling churchgoers that they must tithe (or pay God 10 percent of their income) to receive blessings from God.
R. Rene knew in her Spirit that this wasn’t true. In her own life she was living a life full of God’s blessings and prosperity…and wasn’t paying tithes.
What began as spiritual stirring turned into an in-depth biblical study on tithing. What R. Renee discovered only confirmed what her Spirit told her – that God doesn’t require Christians to pay tithes under any circumstance. R. Renee and Cynthia collaborated and compiled the research into what is now known as The Tithing Hoax: Exposing the Lies, Misinterpretations and False Teachings about Tithing.
Since the release of the book these authors have produced teaching videos based on The Tithing Hoax. R. Renee has also written several articles on the topic of tithing that appear on the The Tithing Hoax Blog. In addition, they have appeared on national radio stations WHPK 88.5 FM, WYCA 102.3 FM as well as BlogTalkRadio’s the Prophetic News Network and CNBC’s theGrio. She is also the author of the new book God Why Am I Still Single?