Reaching Souls International

Giving It All Away by David Green

04.20.17

From the Desk of Dustin K. Manis, President & CEO

I regard David Green and the Green family as true giving champions. I read this book with great interest as David shared about how he grew up and the invisible legacy of faith that his parents passed down to him.

This book is more than just a book on stewarding dollars. It is about passing the baton of an eternal focus to your children and your children’s children.

At the same time, David shares in detail the decision-making process his family walks through as they give to God’s work. The Greens are intentional in their giving and are building an eternity portfolio that is bringing glory to God.

Since our mission, our reason for existence, is to reach the maximum number of people for Christ in the least amount of time in the most efficient way, I couldn’t agree more when David wrote that “dollars become ministry.” I witness everyday how God works through people to reach other people with the Gospel.

You can imagine, as a ministry leader, I have read many books on stewardship and giving. I read a lot, but do not recommend a lot. I highly recommend Giving It All Away!

I have always respected how unapologetically, and even purposely, David lives out his faith in Christ through the core values that guide Hobby Lobby. It isn’t because he wants attention, it is because David knows who he is in Christ and the purpose God has for him.

Many Christian business owners say that God owns their business. That is more than a slogan for the Green family – it is their guiding principle. That reality has anchored the Green family through storms, directed their daily decision-making at Hobby Lobby, and affected their most practical family plans.

If you use this book as a tool, it can be an investment in your family and future generations…

For the sake of Souls,

Dustin K. Manis



In his new book, Giving It All Away … And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously, David Green, founder & CEO of Hobby Lobby, joins with Bill High in sharing how to leave a lasting legacy.

Listed among Forbes 100 richest people in America, Green could cling to his money, but he doesn’t. Every year, his company gives 50% of their earnings to charity. Yet talk to Green today, and you’ll meet a man marked by peace, humility and joy. Green understands that true wealth doesn’t come from what we get, but what we give.

“We are put on this earth to give,” Green says, “to devote ourselves to a radical brand of generosity that changes lives and leaves a legacy.”

In his book, Green shares his own journey toward radical generosity. As Green began investing in eternal wealth instead of temporary wealth, he found himself giving away more and more of his company’s profits—and being filled with joy in the process. As he gave control over to God, he found peace. This peace sheltered him and his family as they nearly lost their business in the 1980’s and later weathered a 2014 Supreme Court case.

Green also writes about how living generously means leaving a family legacy. Surprisingly, Green’s legacy to his family does not include Hobby Lobby. Find out how Green created a unique legacy plan that included not just financial wealth but also guaranteed passing on to his family what true wealth is made of—a right relationship with God and a rich and lasting heritage.

This book will prepare you to build your own legacy and pass on to your family the things that will last for eternity. Buy your copy today at givingitallawaybook.com