Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again
Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again: The Way Of Living Generously
by David Green & Bill High
David Green believes that generosity and building a legacy based on giving can lead to getting
back what you really want: a family that stays together, prays together, and shares life
Green tells the story of caring for the small things and starting Hobby Lobby in their garage.
He shares the difference between the worlds of “having and hoarding” and a world of “giving and
generosity,” the principle of working for God and not for men, and that now is not too soon to
consider what you want your legacy to be
As proof of how living by those principles can change your life, Green shares that when Hobby
Lobby came close to bankruptcy in 1986 and when the Supreme Court challenged the Hobby Lobby’s
right to life beliefs in 2014, the company emerged with its integrity intact.
Green sees the life of giving as a life of adventure. But it’s a life that pays the best
rewards personally, offers a powerful legacy to your family, and changes those you touch.
Size: 6 x 8¾
Pub. Date: April 25, 2017
Meet the Authors
David Green is soft-spoken, passionate about his faith, and dedicated to his
family. He is also the founder of the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer in the
In 1970 David Green borrowed $600.00 to buy a molding chopper, set up shop in his garage at
home, and started making miniature wooden picture frames. As of 2015, Hobby Lobby employs over
32,000 people, operates 600 stores in forty-seven states, and grosses 3.6 billion dollars a
year. Currently David serves on the Board of Reference for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. In 2013, he was honored by receiving the World Changer award, and is also a past
Ernst & Young national retail/consumer Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient.
In June of 2014 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of David and Barbara
Green, and Hobby Lobby. The historic ruling protected Hobby Lobby and the Green Family from the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that would have required it to provide and
facilitate, against their religious convictions, four potentially life-terminating drugs and
devices in the company’s health insurance plan.
David & his wife Barbara are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter, grandparents to
ten, and great grandparents to eight. They are actively pursuing what it looks like to leave a
Bill High practiced law for twelve years before becoming the CEO of the
National Christian Foundation Heartland. His mission is to change the way people think about
generosity and their practice of it. He is married to Brooke and they have four children, two
son-in-laws, and one grandchild.
What People Are Saying
If you want to be smart, you find out what smart people do and imitate that. And I’ve
known David Green long enough to understand that he is worth imitating. His business wisdom is
surpassed only by his integrity and faith. This book reflects David at his very best.
—Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show
David Green’s remarkable story of building a business and then making its assets available
to the kingdom of God involves an unswerving commitment of steward-ship over the wealth God has
entrusted to him. This book will inspire you to do as Jesus said: Seek first his kingdom.
—Dr. George O. Wood general superintendent, General Council of the
Assemblies of God
David Green shares the biblical principles that guide his family’s radical generosity.
Candid and compelling, this book will change the way you look at your possessions and inspire
you to believe God for opportunities to give more away.
—Hal Donaldson, president, Convoy of Hope, Inc.