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This practical and visionary guide helps you discover that the more you give, the more you have. The Power of Giving provides a wealth of down-to-earth ideas, exercises, and real-life stories that reveal to each listener the unique gifts he or she has to give, including kindness, ideas, advice, attention, hope, and more, and the many ways you can benefit from giving them, from better health to better job prospects.

©2009 Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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"Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon do a remarkable job of addressing the all-important questions: Why give? To whom should I give? What should I give? How can I give? When should I give? With pith and wisdom they make a compelling case for the old adage that the more you give, the more you receive." (Jack Canfield)

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  • ANDRÉ
  • ORLANDO, FL, United States
  • 02-22-15

Giving to others is powerful

Can you give to others part of your time, part of your money or part of your knowledge to help others? The authors argue that you can and have lots of reasons to do so. It is a good book, with scientific researches and real meaning to life. Give it a try.

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  • Jared
  • Springfield, MO
  • 09-24-17

No real substance

This is a book of platitudes, anecdotes and quotes mixed with thoughts of what changing your mindset towards giving MIGHT do rather than evidence of what giving DOES do on any level. If you like generic self help books then this is for you. If you want evidence and solid inspiration to change your mindset towards giving, look elsewhere.

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  • Rebecca
  • Helmetta, NJ, United States
  • 04-29-15

Excellent

The authors are very wise, insightful, and knowledgeable. The performance was easy to listen too. I am a better person for having listened to this book.

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Intellectual Mush

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If you believe that "there is no Truth," or "we all define our own truth," you may enjoy this book. I had hoped this book would cite some firm numbers or statistics. Rather than demonstrating how giving improves our communities, it instead basically says - for 4 hours - "giving improves your life by improving your attitude." It's a feel-good book, but only just so.

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ok

i struggled listening to this. would have liked more citations and a more academic book but this is a fast, easy read if you just want a non in depth nook on giving.

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Felt Like I Was Being Lectured By My Parents

I have tired twice to listen to this book and have been unable to get past more than a few chapters. In those chapters as well as the summary of what would be covered I heard nothing that I wasn't taught as a child simply by watching my parents actions and choices. This book is really like a long lecture on why you should give and what you might be able to give as well as telling you over and over how much you gain by giving. All of which is accurate but does not give the listener/reader the experience of what is being pointed to. Without more of the feeling of the "Gifts of Giving" the book and it's message lands flat. The only part that I found helpful was expanding the possibilities of what one might have to give. Otherwise it's too bad really as I was hoping for something more grounded and advanced and even research driven than a parental lecture. A book detailing the wonderful experiences of the authors would have been more instructive and entertaining and perhaps uplifting.

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inspiring

I find this a very useful tool to put in practice in our lives and share it with others.

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Simple and clear

Good advices and clear examples of the power of giving and how that power can also benefit you and your organization

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Simple, practical advice

I enjoyed the book and the narrator. The information was interesting and well presented without being preachy or demeaning. The stories and examples used were appropriate and inspiring.

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