Giving It All Away…and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously

Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again The Way of Living Generously 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 te

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 giDavid 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.

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  1. I love this book And not only because my grandfather, David Green, is the author This book has years worth of wisdom on important topics such as family, work, and long term vision The book begins by challenging the reader to live life intentionally thinking long term encouraging the idea of leaving a legacy long after we are gone It walks through stories the author lived through, such as the struggles of the Supreme Court battle for Hobby Lobby, an experience in the 1980s that almost brought the [...]


  2. I m sorry to have to give this only two stars I did agree with much of what Green writes here about how to handle money and especially liked his guidelines on transferring wealth to future generations.That said, the book is less than 200 pages, so I thought it would be a quick and easy read yet I struggled through this It s repetitive, dry, and a bit unfocused I couldn t figure out if Green was trying to write a how to manual on wealth management for Christians, or if he was writing Hobby Lobby [...]


  3. God owns everything and he wants us to be good stewards of everything he has put into our hands We all have wealth, our intellectual capital, our social capital, our emotional capital, our spiritual capital, and our financial capital Being good stewards produces responsibility and we need to be found faithful Faithful stewardship leads to generosity and great joy David Green is CEO of Hobby Lobby He tells the story of how he and his wife started in the garage in Oklahoma and with the mindset of [...]


  4. The author, David Green is the founder of the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer in the world At one point, in the eighties when profits were good, Hobby Lobby had expanded into selling things that proved to be unsuccessful and the company was in the red Green called together a family meeting, and after telling them what was going on, his oldest son, Mart said, Dad, it s okay Our faith is not in you it s in God If we lose the business, we ll still be okay That was the most importan [...]


  5. David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, believes that the rule of generosity, the rule of giving, is the foundation for building a lasting legacy In the early part of the book, he explains the concept of legacy.Leaving a legacy is about succession those who follow after us When all is said done, your ability as a leader will not be judged by what you achieved personally You will be judged by how well the generation behind you did after you were gone Your lasting value will be measured b [...]


  6. I received a complimentary copy.At first I felt like the author was a big shot showing off what he gave in a flashy way and really just absorbing the whole book on him and Hobby Lobby It was a way in my mind for him to add gloating and show how much money he has had and gives but I also found it sad that he chose to give only to a cause which send out religious materials to other countries I know that religion is a great gift for some Could you imagine for a second if he chose to give millions o [...]


  7. When I saw David Green s book, Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again, I expected an epic tale of a billionaire who did exactly that gave it all away I hoped it would be than a rags to riches story I anticipated a story of David Green going from great riches as the founder of the retail giant, Hobby Lobby, moving to rags as he gave it all away, and then back to riches as he got it all back again.Instead, I found the first half of the book discussing his lawsuit against the United Sta [...]


  8. 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 [...]


  9. In this book, David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, shares his philosophy of generosity and the results it has had in his family and his business He writes, At the core of any meaningful life and legacy has to be a vision for generosity, an understanding of what it means to be a blessing to others According to Green, it starts with a decision to steward your resources with a heavenly mindset That was his reaction when Hobby Lobby was taken to court for refusing to pay for birth control me [...]


  10. This book is written by the CEO of Hobby Lobby He stresses how he grew his business from his garage when he started making picture frames Now that it is one of the most profitable businesses in the US, Green wants to make sure that the profits just don t go to waste at the hands of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren He and his entire family have set guidelines based on the Biblical prinicple that everything we own is God s, on loan to us A very inspirational book, not only for [...]


  11. If you re interested in passing down your values to your children or grand children, this book might be very important to you David Green has been blessed with amazing wealth and even importantly, amazing vision All of us have seen how too much money given too quickly to young adults can do harm than good The Greens have worked hard to pass along their Christian values over dollars It s not a necessarily interesting story, but not every important message needs to be interesting I m glad I read [...]


  12. This book I believe should be required reading for all couples before they get married talks so much about long term goals both from a financial and other legacy planning I think it would be good as a future couple to go into the marriage with so many of these goals discussed and on the same paget that you will have it all figured out but at least your goals are the same Great discussion questions at the end of the book Of course good if you are already married.


  13. Inspirational readThis is the kind of book that gives hope for humanity I don t believe many of us are capable of being as generous as this family It took years for the Greens to reach this level of trust and generosity, but what a blessing they have received by doing so This book inspires me to believe what I have always been taught, You can t out give God


  14. This was a quick read about the founder of Hobby Lobby, David Green Of course, he addressed the stress and complications of standing behind his Christian beliefs and confronting Universal Health Care requirements, as we heard in the news David Green describes his commitment to tithing 10% of his income and how his family members are committed to doing the same.


  15. This hits the heart of the reason we are all here.Papa Green fabulously delivers the wisdom of the ages.Whatever the size of the endeavors God has placed in front of us just follow the plan If we simply and kindly plant that one seed that has been put in our hand, with all our heart behind it, we will have done our part for the kingdom of heaven.


  16. A wonderful reminder to give generously, or as I sensed give than you have, or than the standard 10% There truly is a sense of joy we receive when we give, whether that is a 1 dollar bill to a homeless person or 1 million to a charity.


  17. I picked this book up on a whim while shopping for knitting supplies at Hobby Lobby This book entered my life at the perfect time I am always amazed at how God moments happen.I have never been so impressed with a large chain store David Green is a gift to humanity.


  18. A wonderful testimony concerning David Green s vision of generosity He shares how this has influenced his life, his family, and the operation of Hobby Lobby Stores You will also read how the legacy that he wants to leave behind is far than money or material things.



  19. Excellent account of David Green and his philosophy on the stewardship of his billion dollar company Hobby Lobby.




  20. If you are a follower of Christ, have children, and own a business, this book is a roadmap to true success I m thankful for David s willingness to share his journey.



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