Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again By David Green with Bill High #Review
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.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- 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 of dollars to the USA in hopes of freeing our country from poverty and hunger or sickness.
What if he choose a few different states to give the 250,000 to for them to help with our much needed causes instead of the organizations that will print materials for people to find God.
I know that people think that other countries are in more need than our own and I get that we need to provide relief for them, but we can only be strong when we as a nation are stronger. I think the best thing the author mentioned was the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation because at least I know that he is aware of more important causes.
It is like he is playing God with his family and choosing the fate of people, but at the same time saying that God is the reason he does it. I felt like the book was just a way for a rich man to get some facetime and for him to spend his money in another way. Generosity has no bounds but when you take time to write a book, it is like you expected the reader to give you a blessing instead of being a blessing.
I also feel like there are so many levels of poor and to talk about having groups where rich people gather to give each other a pat on the back for the money they give is just sad. When I personally have to drive a car that is beyond repair and struggle for basic needs on a daily basis as a single mom, I just feel sick when I read about a person who gives to needs people can not really use. Unless they are planning to build a fire with the reading material in the philippines to stay warm or cook, I just do not see how helpful it is to give even bigger organizations more money to print and destroy more of our resources like trees, as a way to help.
Maybe I am just touchy on this subject or perhaps only a poor person can see the truth on this matter, but either way I was thrilled to finish reading this because I could not believe that someone would write and really believe they were giving the world another great material to learn from.