Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World, 1st Edition

  • Laura Truax
  • Amalya Campbell
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467447153
  • ISBN-13: 9781467447157
  • DDC: 241
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 215 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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When LaSalle Street Church in Chicago received an unexpected windfall, its leaders made the wild, counterintuitive decision to give it away. Each church member received a check for $500 with the instruction to go out and do good in God's world. In this book, readers witness how a church community was transformed by the startling truth that money can buy happiness—when we give it away. Laura Sumner Truax and Amalya Campbell show how this radical generosity shaped their community, exploring the reverberating impact of each act of generosity, and ultimately revealing how LaSalle's faith-filled risk snowballed into a movement beyond itself.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Our Generous Nature.
1: Wired to Be Givers.
2: The Plane of Generosity.
3: Abundance, Not Scarcity.
Stumbling toward Generosity.
4: Identity Intact.
5: Transactions and Interactions.
6: The Saturation Point.
The Generous Life.
7: Listening Inside Out.
8: Listening Outside In.
9: Reframing Thankfulness.
10: Letting Love Go.
Questions for Reflection and Discussion.
For Further Reading.