I Like Giving
The Transforming Power of a Generous Life
Feb 18, 2014 | 224 Pages
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Feb 18, 2014 | 224 Pages
About I Like Giving
Choosing to live a generous life can transform you and 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.
Inside you’ll find tips about:
• Thinking of giving as something you get to do, not something you have to do.
• How to raise kids with a sensitivity to others’ needs.
• Making a difference without being a millionaire.
• Practical ideas for ways to give to people around you every day.
I Like Giving shows you how to experience the joy of giving because we all have something to give. Beyond money or things, giving can be a listening ear, a touch, or simply the gift of time. Giving is living.
“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 FormsmaBRAD FORMSMA is the founder and president of I Like Giving, a movement which inspires people to live generously through stories. Its short films have been viewed more than 40 million times in over 170 countries. Beyond the films, Brad and the I Like Giving team work with businesses to create cultures of generosity and he has been invited to speak all over the country to groups including Johns Hopkins, PBS, Kaiser Institute for Health and Fox News. Additionally, I Like Giving has been featured by organizations including National Geographic and The Today Show. Brad and his wife, Laura, have three children and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
224 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Feb 18, 2014
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 24
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.