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I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    This book is a breath of fresh air in today's society. I love ho

    This book is a breath of fresh air in today's society. I love how the author uses so many different stories to convey the message of generosity for people of all ages. I also appreciate that some of the stories don't require spending a single dollar; they just encourage you to pay attention and to act. I have started to use many of the ideas in my own family, and I am already seeing the hearts of my children change to being more generous and thinking of others before themselves. Our dinner conversations have changed dramatically with the use of the "high/low" game (also mentioned in the book) and often revolve around the opportunities we have had to be generous or even recognize generosity in our own lives. This book is a quick and easy read and will change your attitude towards living a generous life. We have all found new joy in our lives. Highly recommended. 

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

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    I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life Practic

    I Like Giving:
    The Transforming Power of a Generous Life
    Practical Ideas, Inspiring Stories
    By: Brad Formsma

    Experience the joy of giving through the stories in this book. See how the ripple effect transforms the lives of the ones who give, to the ones who receive, to the ones beyond. This book spoke to my heart. How can I give? In any way I want to! It can be time, money, a listening ear, a banana cream pie, or sparkly fingernail polish.

    Want more joy in your life? Give. Want to be healthier, happier? Give. What do you have to lose? A little bit of time, a little bit of money. Try it and see what happens. Brad Formsma is convinced once you try it, you won’t want to stop. Families, friends, communities, will feel the impact of giving.

    Have you experienced a nudge to give someone a hug? To say a kind word to someone standing in line with you? To send food to an elderly neighbor? How about to give a few dollars to someone you don’t know? Sometimes that’s God’s way of using us to help someone. God knows what they need and He uses us to fulfill His will. And what do we get for giving? Joy, happiness, contentment. And when you least expect it, a little something back for being a giver. Try it and see. Have you ever met an angry and bitter generous person? You just might get to experience the joy of seeing the look of astonishment on someone else’s face.

    Formsma fills this book with encouraging stories of giving, and receiving, gifts. Now that I’m finished reading the book, I can’t wait for my chance to do something for someone. Wonder who or what it will be? Go out and give today and let the adventure begin!

    I received this book free from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    This book is already starting to change my life. As a father of

    This book is already starting to change my life. As a father of two young children, one of the things that has been on my mind for a long time is how I need to teach my children to be generous and compassionate with other people, especially those in need. The problem is where to begin. Between long days at work and trying to find more time to spend with my family, teaching my kids about generosity sometimes feels like a bucket list item -- something I want to do but can't seem to find the time. Mr. Formsma really opened my eyes to the fact that opportunities are everywhere: the grocery store, the gas station, the coffee shop, the airport. All it takes is an open mind and a desire to help, and opportunities will arise.

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    Posted March 26, 2014

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