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A Generous List of Summer Reading

The longer, lazier days of summer make it a great time to pick up a good book. Enjoy these generosity-focused recommendations from the Women Doing Well team.

 

Gospel Patronsby John Rinehart

An inviting, inspiring collection of short stories about how the generosity of three people made a world-impacting difference.

 

The Giver and the Giftby Peter Greer and David Weekley

Short and readable, this book offers multiple perspectives(the giver and the fundraiser) while including some solid but subtle theological guidance on joy and generosity.

 

Generosity: Moving Toward the Life That is Truly Lifeby Gordon MacDonald

A 4-week devotional makes a perfect summer study of what Scripture has to say about generosity and God’s desire for each of us to live a generous life.

 

Plastic Donutsby Jeff Anderson

As a toddler, Jeff Anderson’s daughter brought him a plastic donut. Her delight in giving—and his delight in receiving—led him to discover the scriptural connection between our gifts and God’s heart.

 

The Ultimate Giftby Jim Stovall

Would you be willing to change your life to inherit a million dollars? That’s what Jason Stevens is about to find out. Be sure to check out the movie version—it’s a great discussion starter for the whole family.

 

Living With Wealth Without Losing Your Soulby Steve Perry

When Pastor Steve Perry fell in love with a woman whose family was wealthy, he found himself having to reconcile his long-held beliefs about money and faith. In this book, he takes a close look at Scripture and uses real-life examples to show how wealthy Christians can steward their money to fund Kingdom-impacting work.

 

Wholehearted Purposeby Mary Tomlison

The stories shared in Wholehearted Purpose offer a vision of what a truly purposeful life looks like in big and small things.

 

When Women Giveby Kim King

A practical handbook for women showcasing stories, advice, and the spiritual motivation behind the adventure of a generous life.

 

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

When you can grasp the eternal reality of heaven, generosity will be a driving force in your life. This book will help your vision go from a temporary view to an eternal perspective.

 

The Treasure Principleby Randy Alcorn

Discover how joyful giving brings God maximum glory. This small book can have a big impact on your view of His care for us and our response to Him.

 

Abundantby Todd Harper

This combination of compelling stories, cultural insights, and vulnerability invites you to learn what it looks like to seek first God’s Kingdom, even with finances, and the opportunities and adventures that come with it.

 

Never Enough?by Ron Blue

How do you handle money and life with wisdom and biblical integrity when they seem to compete with each other? Trusted financial counselor Ron Blue’s insights help you navigate this sometimes tricky path in a way that honors God.

 

Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Againby David Green

Hobby Lobby founder David Green shares how a life of giving is a life marked by adventure, one that offers a powerful legacy to your family and changes those God brings into your path.

 

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