When LaSalle Street Church in Chicago received an unexpected windfall, its leaders made the wild, counterintuitive decision to give $160,000 away to church members—500 each.
They were simply told to go out and do good in God’s world. What happened next was amazing.
In Love Let Go listeners learn how a church community was transformed by the startling truth that money can buy happiness—so long as you spend it on others.
Laura Sumner Truax and Amalya Campbell tell how this radical generosity experiment worked in their church, explore the connection of human flourishing to generosity, and offer tools to help us reclaim our giver identities and live generously—to love and let go.
©2018 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P) 2017 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Author: Laura Truax, Amalya Campbell | Narrator: Jessica Schell | Length: 4 hrs, 33 mins | Unabridged | English | $14.95 / 1 Audible Credit
Praise for Love Let Go
Brian D. McLaren
— author of The Great Spiritual Migration
“Our culture brainwashes us to think that greed is the motivation that drives us, but this book offers a powerful alternative message—the transformative power of generosity. This message could literally change the world, beginning with your life and mine.”
— author of The Next Evangelicalism and Prophetic Lament
“More and more churches understand that in order to effectively preach the gospel, we must also live the gospel. In contrast to the societal value of gaining and collecting power, privilege, and wealth, this book documents the story of a church that opted to give away their possessions. Their example reminds us that the New Testament church is alive and well and that there could be the possibility of a movement of generous churches.”
“Along with the modern stories of LaSalle, the authors effectively interlace ancient stories from the Bible and advice from outside resources, financial and religious. They write as much about the grinding, rewarding process of discernment—praying, meeting, listening inside and out—as about dispersal of funds. Part story of LaSalle’s decision of how to handle their investment, part testament to the powers of generosity, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in community building or philanthropy.”