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  • Giving It All Away…and Getting It All Back Again

  • The Way of Living Generously
  • By: David Green, Bill High
  • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Giving It All Away…and Getting It All Back Again

By: David Green,Bill High
Narrated by: Milton Bagby
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Summary

Join self-made billionaire David Green, founder of America's craft store giant Hobby Lobby, as he shares the key to building a powerful legacy: Generosity. In Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again, Green unpacks time-tested principles that will help you reap the benefits of generosity for multiple generations to come.

In 1970, David Green began making picture frames in his garage. With hard work, he and his wife, Barbara, turned that humble beginning into the world's largest privately owned arts-and-crafts retailer, employing 43,000 people across 900 stores in 47 states.

But it's not all about business. Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again - part memoir, part personal manifesto - will change the way you think about prosperity, teaching you that true wealth is about more than money. It's about growing your faith, your family, and your intellectual capital alongside your bank account.

Green also reminds us that it's not just giving that sets the foundation for financial freedom. Practicing good stewardship also helps us pass on our values and set good examples for future generations.

As Hobby Lobby has grown, Green has stayed true to this philosophy by adhering to three key principles:

  • Work with all your heart for God and not for men
  • Think ahead, but hold your plans lightly - you don't know what God has in store for you
  • Consider what you want your legacy to be

Follow Green as he invites you to see that a life marked by generosity can also be a life full of adventure - a life that pays the best rewards, changes the lives of those around you, and gives you the tools you need to leave a lasting legacy.

©2017 David Green (P)2017 Zondervan

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  • 07-10-20

An inspiring book, bought the Physical Copy. 5*

Well written book on Financial & Value stewardship for generations. This book is filled with a lot of action tasks and thought provoking discussion. I even he to buy the physical copy as a reference guide . There are only 2 things that would remain - souls of people and the Word of God. Time to get committed on those 2 priorities. Top Class book, highly recommend it.

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Not what it says on the tin

There isn't any example of anyone giving it all away and no words about getting it all back. There are some interesting bits but overall it is disappointing.The title is misleading. It does little to recommend its spiritual principals and is frankly counterproductive in that department.

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loved it.very thought provoking.

best book i have ever read so far.I would like to apply the principles of this book when i start my business(start up)

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An absolute must read for any Christian entrepreneur!

Thank you so much David Green — what a wonderful listen on audible and such a heart warming and Christ centred book on how to conduct ourselves, our life, our business and business profits, our finances, our family and our legacy remembering that all belongs ultimately to God and we are here oh but for a short time as David Green suggests just to be as “wise stewards” for God’s glory and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Storing up only treasures in heaven. There is a wonderful analogy at the end with my children’s favourite card game ‘Uno’, I will never play this game again with my girls without thinking humbly and carefully about David Green’s heartfelt message. I urge every believer to read this book and think carefully how we can apply the same principles. I certainly intend to try. Thank you David Green!

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  • Jericho
  • 28-06-17

Quick listen on the topic of generosity

The narrator conveyed the very conservative tone of the author. This book is about how to manage wealth and run a family business as a devout Christian.

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  • Mark Bowser
  • 11-07-17

Thought Provoking!

David Green's book is inspiring and thought provoking. I highly recommend it.

Mark Bowser
Author of "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Sales Success"

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  • shuni
  • 21-05-17

Fantastic..

Came across humble, open, honest and straight from a sincere heart centered in Christ. God bless you David Green !

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  • Ricky T
  • 03-06-17

Great Listen

We need more generosity in this world. I definitely feel better when I am giving it all away. I would recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-19

excellent

i love it, the lessons are timeless and powerful. the narrator did an excellent job.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 13-03-19

Multi-faceted Life Lessons To Adhere To

this has become my most favorite audiobook ever. the lessons contained within, are not just for financial advice but also very practical life lessons.

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  • Hazel Collins Muhammad
  • 17-02-19

Excellent

Loved it. The narrator was great as well. I enjoyed the principles of this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-18

well done good and faithful Steward

Great Listen for those who want to be great Stewards. Tremendous perspective throughout. Get it and listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-08-18

Intriguing. Motivational. Life Changing.

Thank you David Greene for sharing your wisdom and life experiences. I truly believe that I am a better person for having read this book. May God continue the bless you and your family for generations to come.

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  • Tracie Bonds Whitney
  • 22-08-18

Life Changing

Thank you for taking the time to share this wisdom with us. I have been struggling with how to responsibly steward and pass on what GOD has entrusted to me. Thank you for bringing clarity.

Tracie Bonds Whitney

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