I Like Giving – Book Review
I’m sure that you’ve heard the old adage that money cannot buy happiness. But currently, there is research that suggests that adage might not be entirely true. In November 2011, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton published their research to a few questions they’d been asking for several years:
- What if money can buy us happiness if we spend it in a different way?
- If we spent money on others, instead of ourselves, would that make us happier?
Their research confirms what author and giving expert Brad Formosa concurrently discovered: non-compulsory giving makes a huge difference in the quality of our lives and those around us!
Brad is a man on a mission. He wants to transform the world into a more generous, giving place. He doesn’t want people to pay it forward – he wants people to give it forward.
In his new book I Like Giving – The Transforming Power Of A Generous Life, Brad shares personal stories and stories that others have shared on how acts of giving can change the lives of both those who give and those who receive.
Now, a book filled with heartfelt stories on generosity is nice – but I Like Giving contains more than a compilation of tales that will tug at your heartstrings.
I Like Giving also brings up interesting points about leading a life of generosity that you may not have considered. Some of the topics he discusses throughout the book are strategies for giving – how to deal with resistance to generosity – examining your own motivations for giving – and the science of giving.
Brad also reminds us that giving isn’t always about money. Giving the gift of ourselves is the biggest gift of all!
In addition to writing I Like Giving, Brad also founded the ILikeGiving.com website. If you are interested in learning how you can make a difference in the lives of those around you – using whatever resources God has given you to bless others – I encourage you to check out both of these resources!
I Like Giving – Videos
About I Like Giving
I Like Giving is a non-profit created to inspire a generous world. The website ilikegiving.com serves as a platform for unique storytelling and idea sharing. I Like Giving believes a generous world is a better world for all of us and wants your action, not your money. Go check out a story today and then go create one of your own.
For More Information
- Visit the I Like Giving Website.
- Connect with Brad at I Like Giving on Facebook and Twitter.
- I Like Giving is available on Amazon.
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I Like Giving – Giveaway
Would you like to own a copy of I Like Giving? Thanks to Shelton Interactive, I am excited to offer one of our US/Canada readers the opportunity to win a copy of this wonderful book! To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment AND submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form. This giveaway is open to all Create With Joy readers residing in the US/Canada, 18 years or older, now through Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Shelton Interactive for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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