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I heard about the I Like Giving movement last fall when I was explaining to a friend that I would be fundraising for a year to live in DC. She said God has it taken care of and that people like giving! Being the recipient of monetary gifts has been a humbling experience, and I really appreciated Formsma's encouragement to get creative in giving.
Thanks to the generosity of NCC, we received this book for free. It was great to hear from Brad Formsma live a few weeks ago. Good to know Michiganders are making differences in people's lives. I am so greatly encouraged by the stories in this book.
"No matter how successful you are, it is giving your life away to others that makes you happy" (67).
"Giving is a way to actually invest in someone's life" (120).
"Receiving can be harder than giving, because receiving reminds me that I need other people.... Receiving can be scary because we have less control. When we are in the position to give to someone else, we can decide when and how to do it. We can even change our minds if we want to. When we are in the position of receiving, we control none of those things" (163, 173).
My favorite stories within the book were "I Like High School" + "I Like People". I had seen previous short films (not knowing they were a part of this movement). My favorite of those is "I Like Adoption".
It is great to read about generosity -- it's another thing to put it into practice.
Grab the book, read the stories, be encouraged, and GIVE!
I reviewed this book for Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers Blogging for Books. I received this book for free in exchange for a review of the book.
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