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About I Like Giving

“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.

Praise

Praise for I Like Giving

“Important and exciting! I Like Giving could be the beginning of a movement of generosity.”
—MARK BATTERSON, author of The Circle Maker

“I Like Giving
will light you up on the generosity dial.”
—DAVE RAMSEY, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and New York Times best-selling author

“I Like Giving
inspires us to explore giving that is full of cheer and joy. These stories have opened up our eyes to
see our daily interactions with people in a whole new way.”
—DAVID and BARBARA GREEN, cofounders of Hobby Lobby

“I Like Giving
is a beautifully written book with the right title, because people really do like giving. Brad Formsma
has an inspiring message, and his book should be on every kitchen table, like a daily vitamin for the soul.”
—STEPHEN POST, best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People

“Brad’s understanding of generosity is a wake-up call for the giver inside us all.”
—MICHAEL JR., award-winning comedian

About Brad Formsma

BRAD FORMSMA is the creator of Ilikegiving.com, a website viewed in more than 165 countries, which inspires people to
live generously through its short films as well as a platform for all to share their experiences in giving. Brad and his wife,
Laura, have three children and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 18, 2014

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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Click here to download chapter one of I Like Giving.

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Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together? - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226490#sthash.t1pXmENy.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Something incredible happens when giving is our idea and not a duty or obligation. Rich with inspiring stories and practical suggestions, I Like Giving helps you create a lifestyle of generosity. Here 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 ·         That you don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference ·         Practical ideas for giving to people around you every day

Click here to download chapter one of I Like Giving.

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By DEBRA ELLIOTT

Brad Formsma intends to change your attitude in I Like Giving. Most people grumble or moan when they have to give and have an attitude of greed instead of generosity. 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 our idea and not out of a duty or obligation. When you move from awareness to action, miracles happen. As you make giving a lifestyle,...

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By Andrew Smith

In I Like Giving, Brad Formsma shared personal stories about how giving has changed his life and most importantly other people lives. Brad founded the non-profit organization, I Like Giving and they started a movement of people giving to strangers and being a blessing. He started out creating a business while in college and when his first son was born, he decided to take Jesus more seriously and he noticed that he was greedy and...

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By April Wilson

I mostly read fiction but occassionaly enjoy a nice self help or inspiritional book. I've had this one sitting around for the past several months and finally decided to pick it up and read. At first I sort of thought the guy was just bragging, but as I continued the book it became apparent that he and others who shared their stories were simply trying to inspire others a lifestyle of giving. I enjoyed the stories of people who gave what they...

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By Scott Bryant

This was a great book on such a hard topic for Christian leaders. We all ask ourselves, "How do I talk about generosity and it be a fun topic"? Brad really captures that "FUN FACTOR", with the truths of God's Word. Chocked full of great stories and teachings, but of the entire book, the quote from his grandfather jumped out as brilliance. His grandfather left him a note saying, "...you make a living by what you earn, you make a...

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By Pira Tritasavit

Generosity is infectious and contagious. This book is a collection of generous people who were bold in giving. It is a quick read, not unlike Chicken Soup for the Soul, yet all centered around the power of giving. There are plenty of funny moments and tearful moments, so have some tissue ready. I've followed many of their videos and having this collection of I LIKE GIVING stories in print is a great way to share the love. 

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