I’ve heard about this book the last several months and was so excited to see it on my list of books to review through Blogging for Books. I Like Giving by Brad Formsma is a collection of stories that will inspire, challenge and warm your heart. Brad’s premise is that when giving is our idea it makes us like giving. He states, “My hope is that you will give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, but in freedom and joy.”
I loved reading the stories of every day people who chose to embrace a nudging of the Holy Spirit to give of their time, money and resources and how the impact of that giving, no matter how small or large, made such a huge impact. One of my favorite statements in this book was Brad saying, “I’ve never met an angry and bitter generous person.” He talks about how much giving does for our own souls. How we were created to give of ourselves to others.
Our idea of a book on giving might make us feel like we’ll go away feeling guilty and beat up on for not giving enough. But this book is different. As stories are shared you find yourself saying, “I could do that. I want to do that!” And there is a feeling of great hope and excitement. My eyes were opened and my heart challenged in some specific ways as the author shares practical tips on giving.
Oh, and I think you’ll love the I like giving website. The short films are awesome. My favorite one is “I like being 98”