Giving

24 Sep

I’m quite interested in reading Bill Clinton’s new book “Giving”

Here is what Amazon says about it:

Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations—and by individuals—to solve problems and save lives both “down the street and around the world.” Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, “regardless of income, available time, age, and skills,” can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams.

Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money. From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well-known and unknown heroes of giving.

Clinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers, and the fulfillment they now experience through giving. He writes about energy-efficient practices, about progressive companies going green, about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world. He shows us how one of the most important ways of giving can be an effort to change, improve, or protect a government policy. He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so important.

Has anyone read it?  Christians quite often take notice of what people such as U2, Bob Geldoff etc have to say about giving and poverty.  What can we learn from Bill?

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One Response to “Giving”

  1. Rick September 30, 2007 at 22:12 #

    I’ve never been a huge Clinton fan, but I will say that he’s a refreshing speaker when it comes to the rest of the politicians trying to win you over. It’s like he’s proved his point, and now we can just disagree straight up without the other mumbo-jumbo in the middle, you know? Saw him on Tim Russert this morning, and it almost made me want to order the book.

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