Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again

Listed among Forbes 100 richest people in America, David Green, founder & CEO of Hobby Lobby, could cling to his money, but he doesn’t. Every year, his company gives 50% of their earnings to charity. That's right: 50 percent! Yet talk to Green today, and you’ll meet a man marked by peace, humility and joy. Green understands that true wealth doesn’t come from what we get, but what we give.

“We are put on this earth to give, to devote ourselves to a radical brand of generosity that changes lives and leaves a legacy.”

– David Green

In his new book, Giving It All Away … And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously, Green joins with Bill High in sharing how to leave a lasting legacy. As he began investing in eternal wealth instead of temporary wealth, he found himself giving away more and more of his company’s profits—and being filled with joy in the process. As he gave control over to God, he found peace. This peace sheltered him and his family as they nearly lost their business in the 1980’s and later weathered a 2014 Supreme Court case. 

Green also writes about how living generously means leaving a family legacy. Surprisingly, Green’s legacy to his family does not include Hobby Lobby. Find out how Green created a unique legacy plan that included not just financial wealth but also guaranteed passing on to his family what true wealth is made of—a right relationship with God and a rich and lasting heritage.

"This book lays out tested biblical principles for family legacy and wealth management based on real life examples from the Green family. Your business and your family will be the beneficiaries of their strong thinking."

- Greg Leith, CEO of Convene

At Convene, we love cultivating CEOs who model this kind of generosity. Because we have found it to be true that the more you give, the more you become the Christ-like leader God calls you to be. Being a CEO is not about accumulating wealth for oneself, but about giving it to others and showing them where true wealth lies.

You can read a chapter of the book for free by clicking hereDavid Green's book will surely prepare you to build your own legacy and pass on to your family the things that will last for eternity. Buy your copy today at