Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again

Giving It All Away   and Getting It All Back Again Author David Green
ISBN-10 9780310347958
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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David Green believes that generosity and building a legacy based on giving can lead to getting back what you really want: a family that stays together, prays together, and shares life joyfully. Green tells the story of caring for the small things and starting Hobby Lobby in their garage. He shares the difference between the worlds of “having and hoarding” and a world of “giving and generosity,” the principle of working for God and not for men, and that now is not too soon to consider what you want your legacy to be. As proof of how living by those principles can change your life, Green shares that when Hobby Lobby came close to bankruptcy in 1986 and when the Supreme Court challenged the Hobby Lobby’s right to life beliefs in 2014, the company emerged with its integrity intact. Green sees the life of giving as a life of adventure. But it’s a life that pays the best rewards personally, offers a powerful legacy to your family, and changes those you touch.

Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again

Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again Author David Green
ISBN-10 0310347947
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Self-made billionaire David Green, founder of America s craft store giant Hobby Lobby tells the secrets he s learned in a life that started humble, stayed faithful, gave continually, and is leaving a lasting legacy."

More Than a Hobby

More Than a Hobby Author David Green
ISBN-10 9781418513740
Year 2010-07-26
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The retail industry has undergone enormous changes during the last thirty years. But there is one retailer that not only has remained consistent in the fluctuating?even tenuous?market, but also has grown in the process. More Than a Hobby takes you inside the story of David Green, the man who built the phenomenal success of Hobby Lobby. Green went beyond surviving in a competitive retail market to thriving, ultimately expanding his $600 start-up company into a $1.3 billion per-year enterprise. Green’s incredible accomplishments were based not on business-school theory but on his grassroots experiences as a store manager and his creative application of cutting edge ideas, including: Allow managers to spend no more than thirty minutes per day on paperwork Instead of paying a middleman, assemble as much of the product as possible in-house Give buyers the freedom to purchase without restraint—but within the realm of common sense Keep God and family first More Than a Hobby is a practical field manual, filled with revolutionary ideas for all those who dream of success in the world of retail business.

Mover of Men and Mountains

Mover of Men and Mountains Author R. G. LeTourneau
ISBN-10 1575675196
Year 2009-06-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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Despite early failures, R. G. LeTourneau rose to eminence in the competitive world of manufacturing and construction. Although his competitors thought him insane, history has proved that his inventive genius was decades ahead of its time. His combination of enterprise and Christian commitment led to his sponsoring many works involving missions and education, including LeTourneau College, a Christian liberal arts and technical school in Longview, Texas. Through a lifetime of business ventures, this engineering genius put faith into action and reaped big rewards. (More than 100,000 in print)

I Like Giving

I Like Giving Author Brad Formsma
ISBN-10 9781601425768
Year 2014-02-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher WaterBrook
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“Important and exciting! I Like Giving could be the beginning of a movement of generosity.” –Mark Batterson When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change and so does the world around you. Something incredible happens when giving becomes your own idea, not something you do out of duty or obligation. When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle, you’ll realize you’re not only loving life more, you’re also creating a more generous world— a better world for all of us. Rich with inspiring stories and practical suggestions, I Like Giving helps you create a lifestyle of generosity. Inside you’ll find: • Giving—something you get to do, not something you’ve got to do. • How to raise kids with a sensitivity to others’ needs. • You don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference. • Practical ideas for giving to people around you every day. I Like Giving is about experiencing the joy of giving. We all have something to give. Giving goes way beyond money or things. It can be a listening ear, a touch, or simply the gift of time. Giving is living.

Thinking for a Living

Thinking for a Living Author Joey Reiman
ISBN-10 9781461662266
Year 2001-10-25
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Taylor Trade Publishing
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Can one idea be worth a million dollars? Advertising mogul Reiman discusses his formula for creating million-dollar ideas. A guidebook for every entrepreneur.

Mr Brandon s School Bus

Mr  Brandon s School Bus Author Tom Brandon
ISBN-10 9781588383228
Year 2016-12-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher NewSouth Books
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You know those conversations that you don't want your children to repeat outside of your house? Well, they are repeated on the school bus. Do you really want your child to tell why you got stopped by the local deputy sheriff? What do you do with a first grader who believes he's a spy? And how many uses are there for an old rag besides wiping your nose? Mr. Brandon's School Bus relates the always humorous and often insightful conversations and stories of children as they ride to and from school each day on the big yellow bus. So climb on board Mr. Brandon's school bus and, as "Mr. Mucus" would say, "Sit back and enjoy the ride." Hey, there are some things you just can't make up.

Radical

Radical Author David Platt
ISBN-10 9781601422224
Year 2010-05-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Multnomah
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WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily... BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU? In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus. Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

Giving it All Away

Giving it All Away Author Michael Zitz
ISBN-10 1579622097
Year 2010
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Permanent Press (NY)
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Warren Buffett's big sister Doris, known as the Sunshine Lady, derives such joy from helping others on a one on one basis that her own hard life, including estrangement from her own children, has never hardened her heart.

Jesus Terrible Financial Advice

Jesus  Terrible Financial Advice Author John Thornton
ISBN-10 9780802494795
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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“Jesus’ advice ruined what I planned to write.” It was the recipe for a great book. John and his wife—both financial experts—had cut their income by 80% to pursue more meaningful lives. Within six years they had two kids, were debt-free, went on several vacations, and doubled their net worth. John was ready to share the biblical principles that made this possible. But he couldn’t. After reviewing Scripture’s teaching on money—over 1,300 verses—he realized he had missed something big. Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice turns even conventional Christian wisdom on its head. While it answers many of the practical questions we have—like does Jesus want me to be rich or poor? Should I give to everybody who asks? Is it wrong to save?—it goes beyond these concerns. It asks bigger questions, gives bolder answers, and offers a more comprehensive view of stewardship. Follow Jesus’ “terrible” (shocking, otherworldly) financial advice, and you’ll have what money can’t buy: purpose.

Inspiring Generosity

Inspiring Generosity Author Barbara Bonner
ISBN-10 9781614291305
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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 book will help readers open their hearts to the power of their own innate generosity, their desire to make a difference in the world, to help make someone's day a little brighter or their world a bit more secure. It will kindle a spark in readers' hearts that moves them into the sunshine of a more generous life. If one life is more generous, we all prosper. That is one of generosity's most wonderful qualities: it is utterly contagious. Inspiring Generosity is an invitation to savor a sampling of the very best inspirations on the subject of generosity. It includes fourteen contemporary stories of "generosity heroes" whose lives have been transformed by the power of generosity. Sprinkled throughout these stories are writings, poems, and quotes from Shakespeare, Hafiz, Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Wendell Berry, Sharon Olds, Naomi Shibab Nye, Donald Justice, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, Seneca, Albert Schweitzer, Anne Frank, and many others.

Know Your Why

Know Your Why Author Ken Costa
ISBN-10 9780718087746
Year 2016-07-19
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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“Challenging, inspiring and practical.” Bear Grylls “I can’t think of anyone more qualified to write about the significance of knowing your purpose than my friend Ken Costa… His new book, Know Your Why, is absolutely foundational to living a purpose driven life.” Rick Warren “Among the crush and the rush of life, there's no better guide in the pursuit of getting it right than my friend Ken Costa… I highly recommend Know Your Why, and am confident you will see more clearly and live more purposefully after absorbing the wisdom in its pages.” Louie Giglio, Pastor, Passion City Church, Passion Conferences “This is an important and timely book. In a world of seemingly endless options, discerning the voice of God can be an increasingly difficult task. Ken draws on decades of experience to help Christians cut through the confusion and distractions and live lives in tune with God.” Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries “There are few people on this planet that I find more fascinating than Ken Costa. His capacity for business is only outweighed by his affection for the local church; and he has beautifully modelled to a generation what it means to live out your calling and build the Kingdom.” Brian Houston, Global Founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church Are you working for cash, a career, a cause—or a calling? “Why do you do what you do?” People work for a variety of reasons. For many, the primary purpose of their work is cash. Their principal motivation is the paycheck that funds their everyday needs. Their work is a means to an end. Others are motivated by ambitions for a career, to move up the professional ladder and expand their experience, becoming more skilled in a particular area. Still others work for a cause, believing in the wider purpose of their work, attempting to make a difference in the world—to leave a mark in some way. All of these are legitimate motivations. However, missing from all three is any sense of the value of work itself. The focus is on the output of the workplace, rather than valuing the input. What we need is calling. Those who see their work as a calling experience a rich integration in their lives. They sense a purpose, a direction to their activities. Work has intrinsic meaning, rather than being simply a means to an end. In many ways this is precisely what the Spirit of God does in our lives. When we are in the flow of the Spirit, we are cooperating fully in our God-given callings. When people embrace their callings, they love their work, can manage inevitable tensions that arise, and are welcomed by their colleagues, who sense that there is something beyond the cash or career objectives. But how do we get there? Know Your Why is written with one objective: to help you find your life’s calling so that you can be more satisfied, fulfilled, and happier at work. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.” —John 15:16 NIV

The Generosity Bet

The Generosity Bet Author William F. High
ISBN-10 9780768407020
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers
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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.