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Inspiring Generosity
Barbara Bonner

Wisdom Publications, 2014

Inspiring stories and beautifully typeset quotations about generosity. WARNING: This book might change your life. The desire to act generously arrives like an uninvited guest, unexpectedly, like a lightning bolt, in a mere moment. A gesture, a news story, a quotation in a book, a passing remark can change everything. For many, that moment is enough for generosity to move into their hearts and minds and become central to their lives. This ...


Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church (Leadership Network Innovation Series)
Chris Willard, Jim Sheppard

Zondervan, 2012

What does it look like when pastors cultivate a culture of generosity in the church by actively teaching and mentoring people in the spiritual act of giving? It’s generosity that’s contagious. A growing number of leaders are beginning to discover that there are key factors that make some churches thrive with abundant resources while others struggle with shrinking budgets. Jim Sheppard and Chris Willard have spent years consulting with church ...


Generosity: An Enhancement
Richard Powers

Picador, 2010

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR The National Book Award-winning author of The Echo Maker  proves yet again that "no writer of our time dreams on a grander scale or more knowingly captures the zeitgeist." ( The Dallas Morning News ). What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness?  Who will own the patent?  Do we dare revise our own temperaments?  Funny, fast, and magical, ...


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 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 ...


One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
Debbie Macomber

Howard Books, 2011

What if you, personally, could make the world a better place . . . by tomorrow? Debbie Macomber knows the secret to doing exactly that! In a world that too often seems stingy and grudging, she has witnessed how one simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles. You are about to discover, through true stories, what happens when we commit intentional acts of generosity. Come with Debbie late one evening through the checkout line at ...


Revolution in Generosity: Transforming Stewards To Be Rich Toward God

Moody Publishers, 2008

"Give over $100 today and get this personalized state-of-the-art fountain pen free!" "Become a gold sponsor and your name wll be featured on our exclusive Wall of Fame!" "Send in your donation by December 31st and enjoy the benefits of giving on your next tax return!" Who hasn't heard fundraising gimmicks like these? Or, who hasn't used these gimmicks on others? As Wes Willmer writes, generosity is the natural outcome of God's transforming ...


Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life
Gordon MacDonald

Generous Church, 2009

How would you like to raise the tide of generosity in your life and in your church while discovering greater spiritual maturity through giving? Generosity was designed to help you do just this. Churches are using Generosity in powerful, creative ways to change the money conversation. People give generously when they reflect on God's generosity, and this book will help you and your church do just that. Let award-winning author Gordon ...


The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure
Ken Blanchard, S.Truett Cathy

Zondervan, 2010

In the tradition of the bestselling book The One Minute Manager®, authors Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy, entrepreneur and founder of Chic-fil-A® restaurants, present The Generosity Factor™—a parable that demonstrates the virtues of generosity. It’s the story of a meeting between the Broker—a young man on his way up the corporate ladder who has the illusion of success, yet deep inside feels insignificant—and the Executive—the ...


More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity
Jeff Shinabarger

David C. Cook, 2013

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, “What is enough?”   It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of “enough” in their ...


Five Practices - Extravagant Generosity (Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Program Resources)
Robert Schnase

Abingdon Press, 2008

Based on the book, Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation by Bishop Robert Schnase Imagine a congregation-wide focus on these practices that includes a five week sermon series, five weeks with every household reading daily devotions and sharing prayers on these practices, five weeks of leadership teams and small groups stimulated to take new initiatives, five weeks of conversation and commitment focused on the mission of the church. ...


Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity
Adam Hamilton

Abingdon Press, 2009

Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. We felt an insatiable desire ...


Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America
Ronald J. Sider

Baker Books, 2007

Just Generosity calls Christians to examine their priorities and their pocketbooks in the face of a scandalous tendency to overlook those among us who suffer while we live in practical opulence. This holistic approach to helping the poor goes far beyond donating clothes or money, envisioning a world in which faith based groups work with businesses, the media, and the government to help end poverty in the world's richest nation. This updated ...


The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World
Kathy LeMay

Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2010

Many of us have the desire to make a difference. But when it comes down to it, how many really know what steps to take and how to fit philanthropy into our lives. The Generosity Plan shows readers the unexpected benefits and joys of generosity in our daily lives. This smart, practical guide to philanthropy illuminates the power of giving by helping readers to discover what inspires them, clarify what he or she can afford to give, and direct ...


The Genius of Generosity
Chip Ingram

Generous Church, 2011

Regular savings is wise. Careful spending is prudent. But giving generously is genius. It is the life that is truly life. The Bible teaches us that generosity is the gateway to intimacy with God as we steward the Owner's resources to please Him. In Genius of Generosity , pastor and author Chip Ingram provides motivation and practical application from Scripture to help each of us grow towards a life of greater giving.


KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE: An Exercise in Life Purpose, Random Acts of Kindness and Generosity
Angela Christensen, Frederick Pearce

BookSurge Publishing, 2008

Tired of feeling unfulfilled and lacking direction? This exercise in Life Purpose, Random Acts of Kindness and Generosity, is for you. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE will help you stay motivated for the long term. You will understand how showing gratitude reveals more reasons to be grateful and brings more abundance and prosperity into your life. You will learn how random acts of kindness increases success in all your personal and business ...


Courageous Generosity: A Bible Study for Women on Heroic Sacrifice (Courageous Studies for Women)
Stacy Mitch

Emmaus Road Publishing, 2009

Courageous Generosity is the newest volume in the best-selling Courageous Bible study series for women from Emmaus Road Publishing. The focus of this newest volume is the call to exercise heroic generosity in imitation of our Savior. Designed for group study, Courageous Generosity can also be used for individual learning. Stacy Mitch uses many proven catechetical tools. Students are sent both to the Scriptures and the Catechism of the ...


The Generosity Ladder: Your Next Step to Financial Peace
Nelson Searcy, Jennifer Dykes Henson

Baker Books, 2010

The Generosity Ladder is the quintessential guidebook for anyone who desires to handle money with excellence. Written as an answer to all of the questions and misunderstandings that surround the intersection of God and money, The Generosity Ladder clarifies, once and for all, what the Bible really says about honoring God with our finances and details a step-by-step plan for attaining financial excellence. Published alongside Maximize , ...


The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness in Giving
Mark V. Ewert

Skinner House Books, 2014

Financial giving can be its own spiritual path. We have a deep potential for meaning-making and life satisfaction when we look to grow from being occasional, haphazard donors to deliberate, ambitious ones--the life-changing transition from donor to philanthropist. With easy-to-read guidance, The Generosity Path sheds new light on our finances--connecting money to our values, beliefs, and loves--promoting skills and strategies in charitable ...


Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity, Stewardship Program Guide
Adam Hamilton

Abingdon Press, 2009

Church leaders are struggling to help their congregations respond to the violent ebb and flow of the economy. While their members are simply trying to stay afloat financially, the budget of their church is suffering as well. In the midst of all of this, though, there is God and a divine calling for each of us. With Enough Stewardship Program Guide, Adam Hamilton offers a simple campaign that will transform how the church and individuals ...



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