I recently had a phone conversation with a new Christian author. He wanted to send me a copy of his book to review and to see if I knew of any places he might speak. I said I would love to read his book and see what he has to say.
He then said, "OK, I'll mail it to you. All I ask for is a $20 donation."
I was taken aback. I thought he was giving me a copy of his book. I felt taken advantage of. I might have bought his book had he asked me in the beginning.
Anyway, even though I believe his heart is in the right place and he is trying to serve the Lord, he made a negative impression on me. Let's try to learn from him and do better ourselves.