8/1/12

Book Review: The Power of Giving and How it Leads to Success and Happiness by Daniel Goldhar

I just finished reading Daniel Goldhar's book The Power of Giving and How it Leads to Success and Happiness and although much of the information in the book seems to be obvious to me, I'm willing to bet much of that is because I was raised in a giving family. My parents always gave of their time and money to our church, our neighborhood, our local organizations, and our schools. I like how the author approaches success and happiness as a general goal, rather than a destination determined by income. No matter how much or how little we make in our jobs, giving to others gives us great satisfaction in our own lives. Goldhar discusses the history, science and religion of giving for both families and for businesses. I especially appreciated his cautions about who NOT to give to, because often people feel obligated in situations where it's better not to give. The book talks about giving in more terms than just money, too. Giving words, giving compliments, giving advice, and giving knowledge are all part of the path to success and happiness. I really enjoyed the book from front to back and even though I've always considered myself a giving person, I learned much from Daniel Goldhar. You can purchase his book at the link below.
Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

  1. I see you reviewed (a while ago) the book, God’s Promises for the American Patriot. I’m writing to ask if you’re interested in reviewing on your blog and on Amazon the just-released book, The Mormonizing of America: How the Mormon Religion Became a Dominant Force in Politics, Entertainment, and Pop Culture by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield (Worthy Publishing, 2012) (http://worthypublishing.com/books/The-Mormonizing-of-America/).

    This book is highly relevant for your readers because it offers clear insight into the mind, heart, and experience of a man who could be the next president of the United States. Mansfield writes (page 265), "If a man's faith is sincere, it is the most important thing about him and it is impossible to understand who he is and how he will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life."

    Numerous reviews already on Amazon say, “Mansfield’s style is engaging, honest, informed, and powerful.” “A fascinating history and overview of the Mormon faith.” “Mansfield writes from an impartial stance and leaves the evidence to speak for itself.” “Essential reading.”

    In an interview in The Washington Post, Mansfield (@MansfieldWrites) describes the “Mormon Machine” and the compelling story of Mormonism’s sweeping ascent in US society (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/evangelical-author-sees-a-mormonizing-of-america/2012/07/17/gJQA3OvjrW_story.html).

    Mansfield says, “We’re living in a Mormon moment.” See his interview video (http://mansfieldgroup.com/stephen-mansfield-the-mormonizing-of-america/):
    • Mitt Romney, Glenn Beck, 15 members of Congress, and Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight fiction series) all are among the 6 million Mormons in America who are exerting tremendous cultural influence right now.
    • “The Book of Mormon” is a Tony award-winning Broadway musical.
    • Mormonism is the fastest-growing religion in America.

    This informative, important, fact-filled book is of interest to your readers, especially during this Mormon moment of the presidential campaign.
    • It’s meant to help your readers better understand and discuss how Mormons view matters of faith and doubt.
    • It gives your readers an edge as their friends are talking more and more about Mormonism and wondering what it’s all about.

    Read the first chapter online (http://worthypublishing.com/pdf/TheMormonizingofAmerica_Chapter1.pdf)

    We’re looking for 100 bloggers who will commit to review the book on their blog as well as on the book’s Amazon page (http://www.amazon.com/The-Mormonizing-America-Religion-Entertainment/dp/1617950785/ref=la_B001JP490M_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343006516&sr=1-1) before September. Will you be one of those?

    Reply to me with your name, Twitter handle, blog title, URL, email address, street address, city, state, and ZIP. We’ll rush the book to you.

    Remember, this book is highly relevant for your readers because it offers clear insight into the mind, heart, and experience of a man who could be the next president of the United States.

    Thanks!

    Jon


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  2. I also tend to be a giving person, but this book sounds like it may be interesting-on my TBR list for sure.

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