The Go-Giver

Recently, Casey Graham (Founder of The Change Group) sent a book to me and told me that it had a major impact on his life.

It is a book called "The Go-Giver".   It is authored by John David Mann.

It took me a couple of months to sit down and read it, but I wish I would have read it sooner.

Seriously, it is a fictional story the relays POWERFUL business (and personal) concepts related to giving.  It could even be called a framework for how one can have an amazing life.

I LOVED this book.  Here are some of the reasons why:

  • It focuses on giving.  I love giving.  My wife loves giving.  I believe that everyone loves to give.
  • It is highly focused on a few principles.  This book does not attempt to share too much.  I read this book one chapter at a time over a period of several days.
  • It has caused me to reflect on how this applies to my crusade.  And I am making changes as a result of this book.
  • It was short and to the point.  For some reason, I have difficulty developing the willpower to pick up a four-inch-thick book.
  • I have seen it at work in my friend's life.  Casey (you should follow him on Twitter) has been applying this stuff as well.  He is FIRED UP about it!  So am I!

Have you read this book?

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4 Responses to “The Go-Giver”

  1. Debbie July 4, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    My library has this, ordered it yesterday. Thanks for the suggestion. (good timing too, it’s summer reading program time) :)

  2. Casey Graham July 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Joe, I am honored to have shared it with you! I really seeing this starting to shape your thinking. Your crusade is based on this book. You are a go giver! We will learn this together. Can’t wait to serve the crusade more. Your goal is my goal. 100,000 peeps, here we come!

  3. Johnny Hall July 10, 2009 at 8:20 am #

    Joe, I have to thank you again for giving me some great advice.I purchased The Go-Giver and it has forever change my life about giving and about receiving.So, just know I’m receiving what you have been giving and hopefully I will give as you have.But most of all I see that you have received so well what Jesus has giving you a loving,caring and giving heart to serve.To help people to accomplish way more than they ever thought.So STAY FIRED UP!!!!!

  4. Jason Frame August 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    I read this book last fall and absolutely loved it, and read it in a couple of hours. Bing a part of a stewardship and generosity movement in churches, this book resonated with so many of the biblical principles we try to teach, and I have recommended it to many people. One of my favorite themes of the book was trying to add value to every relationship, which I have tried to do more and more since reading it.

    Great blog and posts, keep up the good work!

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