Synopses & Reviews
This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money--earning it, spending it, and giving it away--can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
"This is the best book I have ever read about values, money and abundance. It makes you look at . . . these things from a new perspective." Lynne Franks
Lynne's wisdom is the precise healing message about money needed in this time. --Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life
Everyone will get value out of Lynne's message. --Rachel Naomi Remens, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
"An inspired, utterly fascinating book....A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place."--Jane Goodall
About the Author
Lynne Twist is a veteran global activist and fund-raiser living in San Francisco.Teresa Barker is a journalist, consulting editor, and author. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.
Table of Contents
Money and me, money and us -- Into india : heart of hunger, soul of money -- Scarcity : the great lie -- Sufficiency : the surprising truth -- Gertrude's lesson : money is like water -- What you appreciate appreciates -- Collaboration creates prosperity -- Change the dream : indigenous wisdom -- The power of taking a stand -- Living in the conversation -- Creating a legacy of sufficiency -- The turning tide.