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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 odds are in his favor

“Bill High’s recent book leads to discovering the true power of generosity.” —Governor Mike Huckabee, Host, “Huckabee”

“Bill High’s message isn’t just about being generous; it’s about the very real process of becoming generous.” —Robert Morris, Founding Senior Pastor - Gateway Church

“…a collection of fascinating accounts from people who have wrestled with the “whys and hows,” and discovered God’s blessings in the process of living generously.” —Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

Have you ever considered the cost of generosity? It seems risky. It doesn’t always make sense. It’s like making a bet with God… but is it worth it? As you read about the 21 entrepreneurs, risk-takers, and everyday dreamers featured in this book, you will discover that their stories can easily become your story too.

Within these pages, you’ll find the stories of

  • A man who started giving even though his company was on the verge of bankruptcy
  • A professional baseball player who lived a generous life even when he was ready to quit the game
  • A software developer who quit his job at the peak of his career to go into ministry
  • A homemaker whose husband died in a plane crash and learned to trust again through giving
  • Discover the rewards and joy that come through the journey of a generous life. The risk is high, but the payoff is extraordinary. Are you ready to take the Generosity Bet today?

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780768407020
    Publisher: Destiny Image, Inc.
    Publication date: 11/18/2014
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 192
    File size: 3 MB

    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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