Generous Living: Finding Contentment Through Giving
Financial advisor Ron Blue explains why an openhanded spirit is the key to freedom, contentment, and joy. In Generous Living, he shows what happens when you become a giver, and helps you start right where you are cultivating generosity.
Jodie Berndt is the author of several books, including Celebration of Miracles and Generous Living (with Ron Blue). Her background also includes television writing, producing, and on-camera reporting with the 700 Club. She has four children and leads a weekly Moms-in-Touch prayer group for mothers of school-age children. She and her family recently moved to Coronado, CA. Ron Blue is founder and president of Ronald Blue Co., which offers financial and investment counsel, estate and retirement planning, tax business services, and assistance with charitable giving strategies, wealth transference, and related areas. He is author of nine books, including Generous Living, Master Your Money, and Taming the Money Monster.
contents part one: Living and Giving with Joy 1. Generosity: The Secret to True Contentment 2. Treasure Hunting: Where is Your Heart? 3. Why Christians Don't Give: Seven Things that Hold Us Back 4. Generosity as a Lifestyle: Giving Time, Talents, and Possessions part two: The Process of Giving 5. Preparation: Hearing God's Word 6. Problem Solving: Getting a Fix on Your Finances 7. The Right Perspective: Seeing Things As God Sees Them 8. The Plan: How Generous Do You Want to Be? part three: Practical Applications for a Generous Life 9. Strategic Giving: Making Your Charitable Contributions Count 10. Giving to Your Children: Passing Down More than Money 11. Giving Through Your Will: Six Critical Decisions You Need to Make 12. A Formal Talk: Holding a Family Conference 13. Opportunity Knocks: Solving the Wealth Paradox Notes Resources Acknowledgment