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The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
Dave Ramsey

Ramsey Press, 2014

* Web Description Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is “enough”? There’s a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth—and the wealthy. Worse, there’s a growing backlash in America against our most ...
  
  











  



  
The Quiltmaker's Gift
Jeff Brumbeau

Scholastic Press, 2001

A quiltmaker helps a selfish king learn that giving is the true secret to happiness. The heartwarming, strongly moral tale supports important values, and the detailed illustrations, featuring dozens of lovingly rendered quilt patterns offer hours of delight.
  
  











  



  
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz

Crown Business, 2005

Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success? The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered early in life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone , Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to ...
  
  











  



  
The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising
Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey C. Walker, ...

Deepak Chopra, 2013

The Generosity Network  is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause.   Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding—and even fun.                 Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, ...
  
  











  



  
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, ...
David J. Linden

Penguin Books, 2012

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge science As he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind , David J. Linden—highly regarded neuroscientist, professor, and writer—weaves empirical science with entertaining anecdotes to explain how the gamut of behaviors that give us a buzz actually operates. The Compass of Pleasure makes clear why drugs ...
  
  











  



  
Those Shoes
Maribeth Boelts

Candlewick, 2009

"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to ...
  
  











  



  
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It
Robert D. Lupton

HarperOne, 2012

Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, ...
  
  











  



  
Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
Timothy Keller

Riverhead Books, 2012

It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. In  Generous Justice , he explores a life ...
  
  











  



  
The Spiffiest Giant in Town
Julia Donaldson

Puffin Books, 2005

When George the giant spies a shop full of wonderful clothes, he decides to treat himself to a new outfit. He puts on his new shirt, pants, shoes, and tie, and is immediately transformed from the scruffiest giant in town to the spiffiest giant in town. But on his way home, George runs into various animals who need his help. And little by little, George finds himself giving away all his new purchases. From the creators of Room on the Broom, ...
  
  











  



  
I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life
Brad Formsma

WaterBrook Press, 2014

“Important and exciting! I Like Giving could be the beginning of a movement of generosity.” – Mark Batterson   When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change and so does the world around you. Something incredible happens when giving becomes your own idea, not something you do out of duty or obligation. When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle, you’ll realize you’re ...
  
  











  



  
How to Be Rich: It's Not What You Have. It's What You Do With What You Have.
Andy Stanley

Zondervan, 2013

You probably don't feel rich. Rich is the other guy. Rich is having more than you currently have. But you can be rich and not feel it. And that's the problem. Andy Stanley is convinced that most of us are richer than we think. We just aren't very good at it. It's one thing to BE rich. Andy wants us to be GOOD at it! " How to Be Rich lays out clear principles for carrying that load, making sure your wealth remains a blessing not just for you, ...
  
  











  



  
Boxes for Katje
Candace Fleming

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2003

Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary After World War II there is little left in Katje's town of Olst in Holland. Her family, like most Dutch families, must patch their old worn clothing and go without everyday things like soap and milk. Then one spring morning when the tulips bloom "thick and bright," Postman Kleinhoonte pedals his bicycle down Katje's street to deliver a mysterious box – a box from America! Full of ...
  
  











  



  
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Robert Schnase

Abingdon Press, 2007

People are searching for a church shaped and sustained by Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. These fundamental practices are critical to the success of congregations. Their presence and strength demonstrate congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness. By repeating and improving these practices, churches fulfill their mission to make disciples ...
  
  











  



  
Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service
Kerry Alys Robinson

Liturgical Press, 2014

Fundraising is ministry—a transformative ministry that challenges all people to realize their own gifts and how they can be used for the benefit of the church. In Imagining Abundance , Kerry Robinson focuses on reasons why each of us are called to be stewards. We act because we’re excited about what it is that we do for the church and where we’re called by God to be, we want others to be just as excited about what that is, and we want ...
  
  











  



  
Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present (I Can Read Book 1)
Victoria Kann

HarperCollins, 2014

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a new I Can Read story featuring Pinkalicious! In Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present , Pinkalicious gets some money of her own to spend at a yard sale. To find the most pinkeriffic treasure for herself, Pinkalicious sorts through piles and piles of fabulous dress-up clothes, sports gear, and more. Yet when she finally finds the perfect purchase, Pinkalicious realizes it's ...
  
  











  



  
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace
Miroslav Volf

Zondervan, 2006

We are at our human best when we give and forgive. But we live in a world in which it makes little sense to do either one. In our increasingly graceless culture, where can we find the motivation to give? And how do we learn to forgive when forgiving seems counterintuitive or even futile? A deeply personal yet profoundly thoughtful book, Free of Charge explores these questions¬ – and the further questions to which they give rise – in light ...
  
  











  



  
The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose
Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson

Oxford University Press, 2014

Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and ...
  
  











  



  
Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly
Susan V. Vogt

Loyola Press, 2013

Susan Vogt knew she had far more stuff in her closets than she needed. So, for Lent one year, Susan took action: she gave away one thing a day for forty days. But what happened during that penitential period surprised her; she became so addicted to identifying unnecessary things in her life that she continued the practice for a full year. Then she began letting go of other baggage—some physical, some emotional—and found that, far from ...
  
  











  



  
The Quiltmaker's Journey
Jeff Brumbeau

Orchard Books, 2005

Jeff Brumbeau's prequel to the best-selling THE QUILTMAKER'S GIFT, illustrated with Gail de Marcken's rich, sumptuously detailed paintings, will be embraced by new and old fans of the Quiltmaker. Escaping from the protective walls of wealth and privilege, a young girl discovers the harsh world outside, where some people don't have as much as others. When she realizes that she has the power to help them, the young girl finds a strength and peace ...
  
  











  



  
Princess Posey and the First Grade Ballet ("Princess Posey, First Grader")
Stephanie Greene

Puffin Books, 2014

Princess Posey's glittery tutu is extra busy in the ninth book in the chapter book series. Valentine’s Day is coming! Posey is so excited about her special ballet recital and giving cards to everyone at school. Then she learns that one of her classmates doesn’t have any valentines to give out. Can Princess Posey and her tutu find the perfect way to help?
  
  











  








   



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