Giving It All Away…and Getting It All Back Again

The Way of Living Generously

by David Green, Bill High

On Sale: 2017-04-25

Price: $22.99

Book Summary

Self-made billionaire David Green, founder of America’s craft store giant Hobby Lobby tells the secrets he’s learned in a life that started humble, stayed faithful, gave continually, and is leaving a lasting legacy.

About the Book

David Green believes that generosity and building a legacy based on giving can lead to getting back what you really want: a family that stays together, prays together, and shares life joyfully.

Green tells the story of caring for the small things and starting Hobby Lobby in their garage. He shares the difference between the worlds of “having and hoarding” and a world of “giving and generosity,” the principle of working for God and not for men, and that now is not too soon to consider what you want your legacy to be.

As proof of how living by those principles can change your life, Green shares that when Hobby Lobby came close to bankruptcy in 1986 and when the Supreme Court challenged the Hobby Lobby’s right to life beliefs in 2014, the company emerged with its integrity intact. 

Green sees the life of giving as a life of adventure. But it’s a life that pays the best rewards personally, offers a powerful legacy to your family, and changes those you touch.


Because of his faith and generosity, David Green has changed the world. His love and friendship have changed our ministry. His story will change your walk with God.

If you want to be smart, you find out what smart people do and imitate that. And I’ve known David Green long enough to understand that he is worth imitating. His business wisdom is surpassed only by his integrity and faith. This book reflects David at his very best.

By any measure, David Green is a successful businessman. But much more important, David is a faithful man and a generous man, because he sees life with an eternal perspective. He understands that God entrusts us with his resources to do his work here on earth, for the purposes of heaven. This is an inspiring and challenging book that has the potential to change the way you look at everything you do.

David Green has lived out his true calling to lead a company owned by God and for God’s glory. The way of living generously comes from humble life lessons. David not only learned these critical lessons but applies them daily in all aspects of his life.

I am honored to give my unreserved endorsement to this wonderful book! I believe it will become a classic and treasured work and an inspiration for countless others. I read it with great joy and will recommend it to our team and members as soon as it is available.

David Green’s new book is hands down the most amazing story about giving I’ve ever read. Get ready to be blessed as you read this power-packed book sure to inspire you to embrace a life of extravagant generosity.

We tend to overestimate what we can achieve in short periods of time and underestimate what God can do with a man or woman over a lifetime. Look at the principles, lessons, disciplines, and results of David Green’s life and be inspired to trust God!

This is a landmark book on the delight and joy of generous giving. May it ignite a massive movement of lavish generosity with eternity in view! David Green gets it. (And he gives it away!)

This book is a compelling case for radical generosity borne out of personal experience. Read it. It is practical, inspiring, and challenging.

This book lays out tested biblical principles for family legacy and wealth management based on real life examples from the Green family. Your business and your family will be the beneficiaries of their strong thinking.

David Green’s remarkable story of building a business and then making its assets available to the kingdom of God involves an unswerving commitment of stewardship over the wealth God has entrusted to him. This book will inspire you to do as Jesus said: “Seek first his kingdom.”

David Green shares the biblical principles that guide his family’s radical generosity. Candid and compelling, this book will change the way you look at your possessions and inspire you to believe God for opportunities to give more away.

I can think of few people living out the idea of biblical generosity like David. The values expressed in this book are timeless because they are biblical. I commend this book to all seeking to leave their family’s legacy for generations to come.

This book shares one man’s story of learning to live with an open hand and the blessings of a God who is faithful and extravagantly generous. You will find wisdom that comes from walking in everyday decisions that lead to the peace and security of God’s plan to give it all away.

Wealth is found in our families through the values transferred from one generation to the next. David Green has demonstrated not only to his own family but to the family of believers worldwide how we can all be truly wealthy only by giving it all away.

I’ve long known of the Green family and their extraordinary generosity. I also know that when a man like David Green writes a book, I want to read it cover to cover.

To me, David Green is truly a hero of the faith. It is a privilege to recommend this book, which reflects the proper perspective on stewarding what God has entrusted to each of us. May each of us follow his example.

David Green has publicly taken courageous moral stands with Hobby Lobby, a company he founded, but which he knows belongs to God. I loved this wonderful book of wise and integrity-permeated perspectives on God-honoring values in the workplace, enduring family legacies, and the heartfelt joy and enduring rewards of giving.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780310347941
  • ISBN 10: 0310347947
  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2017-04-25
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price: $22.99
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2017-04-25
  • Trim Size: 150.000mm x 221.000mm x 19.000mm
  • Weight: 294.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Stewardship & Giving
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Category 4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General