Giving--The Sacred Art: Creating a Lifestyle of Generousity

Giving--The Sacred Art: Creating a Lifestyle of Generousity

by Lauren Tyler Wright

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594734656
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/19/2012
Series: Art of Spiritual Living
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lauren Tyler Wright, MDiv, former program manager at the Lake Institute on Faith&Giving at the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, is a researcher and seminar leader on the topic of generosity in faith communities.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Giving as a Sacred Art? ix

1 Giving as Worship: Responding to God's Generosity with Joyful Gratitude 1
2 Giving as Stewardship: Managing Our Abundance 21
3 Giving as Holy Obligation: Transforming Identity through Discipline 57
4 Giving as Redemption: Restoring Money as Life-Giving Legal Tender 77
5 Giving as Charity: Providing for the Needy with Compassion 95
6 Giving as Justice: Believing in and Working toward Righteous Equality 113

Appendices 131
Appendix A—How Much Money Do I Receive Each Year? 132
Appendix B—How Much Money Do I Spend Each Year? 133
Appendix C—What's Left? Debt or Extra-abundance? 138
Appendix D—Creating a Budget 139

Notes 141
Glossary 149
Suggestions for Further Reading 153
Resources 159
Acknowledgments 168

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