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Generosity Quotes

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
Albert Camus

"He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live."
Proverb

"Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly"
Imam Ali

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Generosity Definition: Giving or ready to give freely , free from meanness or prejudice.

Etymology of 'Generosity'
1580s, "of noble birth," from Middle French généreux, from Latin generosus "of noble birth," figuratively "magnanimous, generous," from genus (genitive generis) "race, stock".

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Generosity"
"Perfect Generosity is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Generous now"
"Accept Generosity"
"Trust in your Generosity"
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The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose
by Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson
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Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals.

The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly-random acts of kindness are not enough.

Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to understand the true impact and meaning of generosity.
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Generosity: The Righteous Path to Divine Blessing
by John D. GarrSearch for John D. Garr
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Why do so many Christians cheat themselves out of God s blessing on their lives by being so stingy with their money? Why is it that the average Christian gives less than 3% of his income to religious and humanitarian causes? Why is it that the average Jewish person gives more than twice as much of his financial increase to charity as the average Christian does? The answers will probably surprise and may well shock you! God has set out a righteous path to divine blessing that anyone can walk, and that path is the narrow way of generosity, the gift of giving that every Christian who has been received God s gift of the Holy Spirit should manifest continually. It's really quite simple. Jesus said, Give and you shall receive. Here are some of the challenging and inspiring truths that Generosity: The Righteous Path to Divine Blessing will confirm for you: The Motive for Generosity, The Medium of Generosity, Wealth and the Kingdom of God, Treasure in the Bank of Heaven, Poverty Gospel/Prosperity Gospel, The Blessing Health and Prosperity. As you read this volume, you will be reconnected with the Hebraic foundations of the Christian faith as they relate to the subjects of money, giving, health, and prosperity. You will be amazed as you discover the secure, balanced positions that God s Word has always taught on these important subjects. Then you will have the freedom to give joyfully and to receive abundantly God s promised provisions of health and prosperity. Get ready for a revolution in your life and an amazing blessing when you learn to do God s thing God s way.
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The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure
by Ken Blanchard, S.Truett Cathy
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In the tradition of the bestselling book The One Minute Manager®, authors Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy, entrepreneur and founder of Chic-fil-A® restaurants, present The Generosity Factor??a parable that demonstrates the virtues of generosity. It?s the story of a meeting between the Broker?a young man on his way up the corporate ladder who has the illusion of success, yet deep inside feels insignificant?and the Executive?the CEO of a very large and successful company who claims the greatest joy in his life is his ability to give to others. Thinking he might get a competitive edge by meeting with the Executive, the Broker?s worldview is turned upside down as he talks to the Executive and hears the principles that form his life. He calls it The Generosity Factor??a way to give time, talent, treasure, and touch to those in need. Providing a unique twist on what it means to thrive in business, at home, and in life, this story will forever change your definition of success.
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Executive Summary of "The Paradox of Generosity"
by Prepared by Excellence in GivingSearch for Prepared by Excellence in Giving

This Executive Summary has been prepared to help understand the main points of "The Paradox of Generosity."


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Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life
by Gordon MacDonaldSearch for Gordon MacDonald
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How would you like to raise the tide of generosity in your life and in your church while discovering greater spiritual maturity through giving?

Generosity was designed to help you do just this. Churches are using Generosity in powerful, creative ways to change the money conversation. People give generously when they reflect on God's generosity, and this book will help you and your church do just that.

Let award-winning author Gordon MacDonald show you how in this four-week devotional, with 100,000 copies in print, that uses Scripture to demonstrate God's desire for each of us to live a generous life...
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Generosity: An Enhancement
by Richard PowersSearch for Richard Powers
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

The National Book Award-winning author of The Echo Maker proves yet again that "no writer of our time dreams on a grander scale or more knowingly captures the zeitgeist." (The Dallas Morning News).

What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness?  Who will own the patent?  Do we dare revise our own temperaments?  Funny, fast, and magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.

 

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More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity
by Jeff ShinabargerSearch for Jeff Shinabarger
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In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, ?What is enough??
 
It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of ?enough? in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining ?enough? is more than a responsibility?it is an opportunity to give hope. With a foreword by Bob Goff.


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Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church (Leadership Network Innovation Series)
by Chris Willard, Jim Sheppard
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What does it look like when pastors cultivate a culture of generosity in the church by actively teaching and mentoring people in the spiritual act of giving? It?s generosity that?s contagious. A growing number of leaders are beginning to discover that there are key factors that make some churches thrive with abundant resources while others struggle with shrinking budgets. Jim Sheppard and Chris Willard have spent years consulting with church leaders across a broad spectrum of church settings and have gathered their observations into this resource, part of the Leadership Network Innovations Series. Contagious Generosity highlights the best practices gleaned from real-life church leadership situations and shows how church leaders can effectively cultivate a culture of generous giving in the local church. It explains why some churches are experiencing unexplainable ministry growth and unprecedented church funding ? even in the midst of tough economic times.


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Inspiring Generosity
by Barbara BonnerSearch for Barbara Bonner
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Inspiring stories and beautifully typeset quotations about generosity. WARNING: This book might change your life.

The desire to act generously arrives like an uninvited guest, unexpectedly, like a lightning bolt, in a mere moment. A gesture, a news story, a quotation in a book, a passing remark can change everything. For many, that moment is enough for generosity to move into their hearts and minds and become central to their lives.

This book will help readers open their hearts to the power of their own innate generosity, their desire to make a difference in the world, to help make someone's day a little brighter or their world a bit more secure. It will kindle a spark in readers' hearts that moves them into the sunshine of a more generous life.

If one life is more generous, we all prosper. That is one of generosity's most wonderful qualities: it is utterly contagious.

Inspiring Generosity is an invitation to savor a sampling of the very best inspirations on the subject of generosity. It includes fourteen contemporary stories of "generosity heroes" whose lives have been transformed by the power of generosity. Sprinkled throughout these stories are writings and quotes from Shakespeare, Hafiz, Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Wendell Berry, Sharon Olds, Naomi Shibab Nye, Donald Justice, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, Seneca, Albert Schweitzer, Anne Frank, and many others.
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The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising
by Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey C. Walker, Karl Weber
$26.00
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The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding?and even fun.    
            Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth?and often amazing results. Through engrossing personal stories, a wealth of innovative suggestions, and inspiring examples, they show nonprofit leaders how to build a community of engaged partners who share a common passion and are eager to provide the resources needed to change the world?not just money, but also time, talents, personal networks, creative thinking, public support, and all the other forms of social capital that often seem scanty yet are really abundant, waiting to be uncovered and mobilized. 
            Highly practical, motivating, and thought provoking, The Generosity Network is designed to energize and empower nonprofit leaders, managers, donors, board members, and other supporters. Whether you help run a multimillion-dollar global nonprofit or raise funds for a local scout troop, PTA, or other community organization, you?ll learn new approaches that will make your work more successful and enjoyable than ever.


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