The Generosity Bet: Secrets of Risk, Reward, and Real Joy

The Generosity Bet: Secrets of Risk, Reward, and Real Joy

by William F. High, Ashley B. McCauley


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"Your Key to Experiencing a Life of Joy, Success, and Lasting Impact!  Bill High’s message isn’t just about being generous; it’s about the very real process of becoming generous. The Generosity Bet reminds us that God is working in our lives and inspires us to continue in His plan for stewardship."
—Robert Morris, Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church
God has given you the ability to make a difference in the world. It’s time for you to unwrap this gift and discover the secret that leads you to true fulfillment and significance.

This book is not a call for you to give away your money… or your time, your resources, and your talents. It is a reminder that everything you have comes from God. You are not the owner; you are Heaven’s steward.

When you live this way, you will start experiencing ultimate satisfaction in every area of your life. Giving is no longer a chore to be endured; it becomes a lifestyle to be cherished!

As you read about the entrepreneurs, risk-takers, and everyday dreamers featured in this book, you will discover that their stories can easily become your story too.

Are you ready to take The Generosity Bet? Start the journey of becoming generous today. The payoff is extraordinary… and it will change your life forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780768407013
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William F. High is the CEO of NCF Heartland and the founder of, Generous Life, and BeFamily. He is a sought-after leader and speaker who specializes in coaching givers, financial advisors, and affluent families about biblical generosity and family legacy. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law and has been married to Brooke since 1987.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ron Blue 19

Why Generosity? 23

Introduction: The Reward of My Generosity William F. High, National Christian Foundation Heartland (Olathe, KS) 25

Irrational Generosity 31

Chapter 1 A Pastor Learns Irrational Generosity Craig Groeschel, (Edmond, OK) 33

Chapter 2 Finding Life as Kingdom Engineers: Craig and April Chapman, INRIX (Seattle, WA) 41

Chapter 3 Before I Reach the End of the Road Dr. John Koehler, Physicians Immediate Care (Rockford, IL) 49

Career Generosity 57

Chapter 4 Logical-Giving Away My Business Alan Barnhart Barnhart Crane & Rigging (Memphis, TN) 59

Chapter 5 Ventures from Wall Street to Asia Henry Kaestner, Sovereign's Capital (Durham, NC) 67

Chapter 6 Super Service and Holy Business Dave Lindsey, DEFENDER Direct (Indianapolis, IN) 77

Purposeful Generosity 85

Chapter 7 A Thousand Little Gifts Rick Warren, Saddleback Church (Lake Forest, CA) 87

Chapter 8 Choosing Difficult Dreams David Hazell, My Father's World (Rolla, MO) 95

Chapter 9 The Shape of My Life and God's Mission Jim Blankemeyer, MetoKote Corporation (Lima, OH) 105

Uncomfortable Generosity 113

Chapter 10 Rediscovering the Love of the Game Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants (San Francisco, CA) 115

Chapter 11 Wealthy Enough to Find Peace Vince Elliott, Financial Advisor (Houston, TX) 123

Chapter 12 Faith, Family, and Baseball Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals (Kansas City, MO) 133

Family Generosity 139

Chapter 13 A Purpose for the Merchant David Green, Hobby Lobby (Oklahoma City, OK) 141

Chapter 14 Books, Builders, and Our 100 Percent Cliff Benson Jr. Cliff Benson III, American Homesmith (Raleigh, NC) 149

Chapter 15 Gunpowder and Generosity Bob Hodgdon, Hodgdon Powder Company (Shawnee, KS) 157

Unexpected Generosity 165

Chapter 16 Giving Circles and Seeing Messy Anne Irwin, One Hundred Shares (Atlanta, GA) 167

Chapter 17 The Work of Tragedy, Need, And Miracles Debbie Massey Michelle York, Helping Hands Ministries (Tallulah Falls, GA) 175

Chapter 18 A Widow'S Identity Susan Patton, The Giving Circle (Nashville, TN) 183

Persistent Generosity 191

Chapter 19 This Guitar-Playing Archer Runs Matt McPherson, Mathews, Inc.; McPherson Guitars (Sparta, WI) 193

Chapter 20 Return to Egbe Don Campion, Banyan Air Service (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 203

Chapter 21 A Journey of Seven Careers John Sherri Kasdorf, The Kaztex Foundation (Pewaukee, WI) 211

Generosity Resources 219

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The Generosity Bet: Secrets of Risk, Reward, and Real Joy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This was mainly a book of stories about how some people became generous with their money to help others. Well written.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Generosity can be scary and confusing. There are so many ways and places to be generous. And yet what is the benefit to you? These authors have taken stories and experiences from other people and turned them into a book about how generosity can change lives. It changes the lives of the people who give and the people who receive. And often it changes the lives of the observers as well. Each chapter is about a person who made the sacrifice to give generously and how it changed them. Filled with inspiring quotes, Bible verses, and true life experiences, the stories are uplifting and encouraging. At the end of each chapter is a section called Your Story. It asks questions that helps the reader make the story relatable to them personally. I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
chrisg21 More than 1 year ago
A book on how to learn how to use generosity as a gift from God Gives many examples, actually teaches you how I was given this book through TBCN for my honest review