What are these people talking about:
We might think these people are talking about what they’ve learned from reading the Gospels, what they’ve experienced from witnessing the lives of followers of Jesus.
Isn’t it exciting – and heart-warming – when others discover, through research, through the stories of real-life people, through living life, the truth that challenges, the truth that frees us?
The above comments are from people who have read (and in many ways experienced) the Gospel message of giving through the book, Give and Take, by Adam Grant. Grant reminds us the often, in our history as humans, we have focused on ourselves: our passion, our hard work, our talent, and our luck. He challenges us to reflect on the reality that success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Most people, he says, operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
The Gospel message?
Might this book be used with teens, young adults, and adults in the journey of faith?
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