Live to Give: Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles

Live to Give: Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles[PDF / Epub] ☆ Live to Give: Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles By Austin Gutwein – Heartforum.co.uk Want to do something for God but don t know what Want to help others but don t know who Want to know what it is you re really good at doing Your gifts may feel small and insignificant But God can use Want Give: Let God Turn PDF/EPUB ² to Give: Let PDF/EPUB ç do something for God but don t know what Want to help others but don t know who Want to Live to Kindle - know what it is you re really good at doing Your gifts may feel small and insignificant But God can use them to to Give: Let eBook ↠ work a miracle Inspired by the biblical story of the feeding of theLive to Give delivers a message of hope that we all to Give: Let God Turn Kindle - have something to give Written in the down to earth candid voice of the gifted young man who as a kid founded a relief ministry that has saved and improved countless lives in Africa Live to Give is the message that every teen needs to hear You are special than you know and you can do big things Jesus proved that no gift is too small when He used five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd of thousands And if no gift is too small too ordinary or too random there is no limit to what the youth of today can accomplish A teenage philanthropist who has built a high school two medical clinics and a dormitory in Africa all before the age of Austin Gutwein shares how to take what may seem like the simplest of talents gifts and interests and use them for something Jesus can use to move mountainsMeets national education standards.

In Give: Let God Turn PDF/EPUB ² the Give: Let PDF/EPUB ç spring of Austin watched a video that showed children who had lost their parents to AIDS After watching the Live to Kindle - video he realized these kids weren t any different from him except they were suffering Austin felt God calling him to do something to Give: Let eBook ↠ to help them He decided to shoot free throws and on World AIDS Day he shot free throws to represent the to Give: Let God Turn Kindle - kids who would be orphaned during his day at school Friends and family sponsored Austin and he was able to raise almost That year the money was used to provide hope to orphan childrenOver the past nine years Austin s effort has turned into the largest free throw marathon in the world with an estimated people inthan countries participating in Hoops of Hope By doing something as simple as shooting free throws Hoops of Hope participants have raisedthan million The efforts have led to the construction of the only high school in a rural region in Southern Zambia four dormitories two medical clinics two computer laboratories feeding programs multiple water projects as well as the funding of a dormitory at an orphanage in Kenya and a school in IndiaAustin has been featured on NBC Today Show NBC Nightly News CBS Evening News CBS NCAA Pregame Show Time Magazine Christianity Today and many others He has had the opportunity to share his story of hope tothan people on four continents including stops at the Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium in Montreal and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado SpringsAustin s message is one of hope A message that anyone no matter what their age or skills has a purpose and can make a difference that lasts forever His message weaves stories from his many trips to Africa that will leave the listener inspired and encouraged to make a difference In Austin was selected as one of the Top Most Caring Americans by the Caring Institute in Washington DC That same year Thomas Nelson released his first book Take Your Best Shot Austin s second book Live to Give was released in August Austin is currently a freshman at Anderson University in Anderson Indiana He is majoring in Political Science and Economics.

Live to Give: Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Live to Give: Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles
  • Austin Gutwein
  • English
  • 02 July 2015
  • 1400319935

10 thoughts on “Live to Give: Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles

  1. Sue Lewandowski says:

    A well written book that certainly encourages the reader to think about what he she could do to help their neighbors Austin should be commended for his efforts with his non profit, Hoops for Hope It is good for all ages, but is especially for teens.

  2. Jo Oehrlein says:

    Definitely aimed at youth Encourages youth to take something that they enjoy and or they re good at and use it to make a difference in the world.

  3. Theresa Barkasy says:

    Cute extended metaphor Vague and circular.

  4. Victor Gentile says:

    Austin Gutwein in his new book, Live To Give published by Thomas Nelson helps us Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles.From the back cover God doesn t need your help But He definely wants it.Let s face it God is God, and there isn t a single problem in the universe that He can t solve But the fact is, God gave each of us unique talents for a reason.When we offer up the gifts He s given us, He will transform them into something bigger than we could have ever imagined He might even work a Austin Gutwein in his new book, Live To Give published by Thomas Nelson helps us Let God Turn Your Talents into Miracles.From the back cover God doesn t need your help But He definely wants it.Let s face it God is God, and there isn t a single problem in the universe that He can t solve But the fact is, God gave each of us unique talents for a reason.When we offer up the gifts He s given us, He will transform them into something bigger than we could have ever imagined He might even work a miracle, like turning one lunch into a meal for 5,000 people Or turning Austin Gutwein s favorite hobby into an international AIDS relief organization What gifts do you have to offer God tells us that there is nothing too hard for Him and that there is nothing that He cannot do So here is the question, what does He need us for God has chosen to work together with us to accomplish His purposes When Jesus is on the mountain and He looks at the crowd that had 5,000 men not including the women and children He saw they were hungry and decided to feed them If He had wanted Jesus could have turned the stones into bread and feed everybody but He chose to work, instead, with the lunch that a boy had Austin Gutwein gives us the tools we could use to change our mind sets and give our talents to God the same way that boy gave up his lunch At the end of every chapter there are study questions that will help focus all the teaching in that particular chapter This is a great book and one that will probably be referred to often Get and Give Campaign Win a Kindle Fire from AustinGutwein and have 250 donated to the Charity of your choice Austin s new book Live to Give is about Letting God Turn Your Talents into Miracles Celebrate with him by entering his Get and Give Campaign you could win a Kindle Fire for yourself AND Litfuse will donate 250 to the charity of your choice One winner will receive A Brand New Kindle Fire with Wi Fi Five copies of Live to Give by Austin Gutwein 250 donated on the winner s behalf to the charity of their choiceHurry, the giveaway ends on 8 25 12 The winner will be announced on 8 27 12 on the Live to Give Landing Page Just click one of the icons below to enter Tell your friends about Austin s giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and increase your chances of winning.Enter via E mail Enter via FacebookEnter via TwitterIf you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where it is available On Demand.To listen to 24 hours non stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.orgDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

  5. Andrew says:

    Live to Give is a book about unpacking and discovering and using the gifts and talents God has graciously given to you We all have received different gifts from our Creator and it s vital we don t spend our time and energy envying other person s gifts Like most teenagers, Austin Gutwein has struggled with comparing himself to other people appearances and gifts He always hated his freckles and he had trouble going outside because if he was outside to long his skin would sunburn He believed an Live to Give is a book about unpacking and discovering and using the gifts and talents God has graciously given to you We all have received different gifts from our Creator and it s vital we don t spend our time and energy envying other person s gifts Like most teenagers, Austin Gutwein has struggled with comparing himself to other people appearances and gifts He always hated his freckles and he had trouble going outside because if he was outside to long his skin would sunburn He believed and sometimes felt like he wasn t good enough to make a different in the world He eventually rose above and decided to get involved with using the gifts God has bestowed to him At age nine, he started an organization called Hoops of Hope He initiated a plan to shoot baskets in order to get people to donate to his cause and outreach He even stated that he missed quite a few shoot when he played basketball but he used what little God has given him and God took him to another level He has raised over three million dollars for communities in Africa.Austin Gutwein polled random sampling to gather data about what people feared in their life The majority from the sampling responded that their biggest fear was being unaccepted by others I also agree that is probably my biggest fear that I have had to endure and deal with I found the interesting study that Austin conducted to be very enlightening and extremely supportive in the overall concept of the book Another aspect of the book he shared was about bullies who will try and persuade you to keep you from rising higher and accomplishing your vision of helping other individuals Most of the people who criticize you are doing so because you are making a difference and using your gifts for the greater good The bullies are feeling bad because in their hearts they are ignoring the call for them to actually join and support a cause It s far easier to complain and demean than it is to unite in on the mission.Austin Gutwein personal story is a huge encouragement to teenagers, young adults, and adults to never perceive and believe that they are too young or too old to make a different in the lives of their communities and countries I would recommend this book to all age groups who need encouragement and inspiration about the power of one changing the world The book is written towards the audience of the young teenagers but older adults would still enjoy and benefit from this book His story will reveal the importance of reaching out to the desperately hurting individuals around us and strangers we haven t even met God has entrusted us to be a blessing and to give ourselves, our time, our money, our love unselfishly It s up to us to discover and use what God has given us I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group Thomas Nelson for this review

  6. Kianna Rose says:

    I rarely read non fiction books, but after this read, I came away with a deeper desire to find out what I have to give to others I was surprised to find out that this book was written by a teenager and that alone was encouraging The first chapter was very clear God doesn t need your help But He definitely wants it This concept reminded me of the verse found in John 15 16,You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit fruit that will last Then the Father will I rarely read non fiction books, but after this read, I came away with a deeper desire to find out what I have to give to others I was surprised to find out that this book was written by a teenager and that alone was encouraging The first chapter was very clear God doesn t need your help But He definitely wants it This concept reminded me of the verse found in John 15 16,You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit fruit that will last Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name Austin is wise beyond his years and it shows through his writing and thought provoking study questions The message of giving spoke to my heart and encouraged me to giveof myself in God s service Through this book I ve becomeaware of the struggles of others and aware that, if even in a small way, I can help I found Austin s writing to be jam packed with humor After reading a few chapters, this boy s love for food is obvious and he uses that to his advantage in teaching and making the messageunderstandable Jokes here and there, real life experiences and internal struggles help in making the read relatable Aside from the fun, this study was also very scripture based which I loved His writing style appeals to teens but his message applies to everyone Each chapter provided practical and profound action steps to discovering what I have to give I also found insight in each chapter as Austin prepared the reader for controversies and conflicts like bullies that would arise when they would seek their purpose.The reason that I love fiction books is that within their pages, there are stories that touch your heart I found a few of those here Just between you an me, I almost cried when Austin shared the story of George on page 175 and said, her son had lived to give Those words caused tears to trickle down my face as I realized how even the smallest things, like a pink soccer ball, could make a difference in some one s life I rate Live to Give 5 out of 5 stars This Biblical based study is sure to open your eyes, spur you on toward love and good deeds , and definitely make you laugh I would recommend it to everyone Don t think that because this is a non fiction book, that it s boring It s the exact opposite I read the book in two days Austin wrote that after I finished the book that I had to give it to someone else I may just consider doing that

  7. Sarah says:

    If you re an adult reading this prepare to have your eyes opened especially if you ve become complacent in your life To know that a 9 year old started his own charity and has gone on to much bigger things all in the name of serving the Lord makes me feel well small I m going to make sure that my 10 year old reads this book as she always wanted to open up a free grocery store, her idea is that poor people could shop like the rest of us without feeling embarrassed by not having money Su If you re an adult reading this prepare to have your eyes opened especially if you ve become complacent in your life To know that a 9 year old started his own charity and has gone on to much bigger things all in the name of serving the Lord makes me feel well small I m going to make sure that my 10 year old reads this book as she always wanted to open up a free grocery store, her idea is that poor people could shop like the rest of us without feeling embarrassed by not having money Suffice to say my children want to make a difference and their heart is with the less fortunate in our community where as mine has always laid in China and Africa.I really liked the fact that Austin made sure that the teen reading this learns how to discover their spiritual gifts and he wasn t shy about what is a spiritual gift Recommending the child first go to their parent assuming that the child s parent s are Christians and then to others like the Pastor and other trusted adult friends and or family The only thing I found myself disagreeing with was his take on bullying bullies are bullies and while some victims may be those who do service acts not all are I was bullied in middle school I did do candy striping but as it continued into high school and I was no longer volunteering time and around a new set of peers it had nothing to do with my service Bullying is a complex problem and can t be discussed or solved in one chapter and most people feel that getting an adult involved will solve or help the situation when most of the time, it makes it worse.Whether your child already has a heart for serving others or hasn t yet discovered what they think they can do this book will help you and them discover how to be of service to others like Jesus served It doesn t have to big like starting a charity, it can be small, buying a meal for a homeless person or go big and get the family involved in an overseas mission trip This book will be a starting point for the teen who wants to know how to serve instead of being served Disclaimer I was given an e copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for giving my honest opinion, no other compensation was given

  8. Jennifer Defoy says:

    This was a very inspiring book Most of the time while I was reading it I forgot how young the author is He has a very mature way of writing Then there were times that he would say something that would snap me back to reality and I d realize just how young he was It was amazing to read his story To think, someone so young has done something so fantastic with his life already Just imagine all the amazing things he s yet to accomplish.I liked that the message focused on the little boy who g This was a very inspiring book Most of the time while I was reading it I forgot how young the author is He has a very mature way of writing Then there were times that he would say something that would snap me back to reality and I d realize just how young he was It was amazing to read his story To think, someone so young has done something so fantastic with his life already Just imagine all the amazing things he s yet to accomplish.I liked that the message focused on the little boy who gives his lunch to Jesus, and Jesus performs a miracle using that boy s lunch This boy and his seemengly meager lunch was used to feed thousands of people While it s a story we re all familiar with I d never really focused that much attention to it Gutwein shows how something so simple can become something muchsignificant if we allow ourselves to give our gifts to God.This book was so well written, as I said earlier I kept forgetting how young the author is But I think his youth is what makes this book so enjoyable He s so enthusiastic about his message the kind of enthusiasm children often have about everything Not only does his enthusiasm show through but he s able to take the concepts he s trying to convey and make them so simple.I know this book is geared towards children, teens, and young adults but I think the message is one what we all can benefit from As we get older I think we tend to feel as if we don t have anything left to contribute or that our gifts aren t as strong as they were when we were young and we had the enthusiasm and energy we used to have But through Gutwein s words I realized that as long as I give my gifts no matter how insignificant I may think they are that they can be used to do something wonderful My gifts can be a miracle for someone else.This was an amazing book with a awesome message Not only is this book very encouraging it is also is energizing It made me really look at my life and start working on some of my gifts so that I can start to help others with them I ve already got a few small projects ready to go

  9. Erin says:

    aking a difference in the world is something I am passionate about, and it is clear that Austin Gutwein feels the same way Austin has brought us a book that I heartily enjoyed and can recommend Live to Give Letting God Turn Your Talents Into Miracles This is a book for everyone Austin has a very practical, realistic, and Scriptural view of how God has blessed each one of us with unique talents and abilities, and how He desires that we would use them to impact the world With an in depth lo aking a difference in the world is something I am passionate about, and it is clear that Austin Gutwein feels the same way Austin has brought us a book that I heartily enjoyed and can recommend Live to Give Letting God Turn Your Talents Into Miracles This is a book for everyone Austin has a very practical, realistic, and Scriptural view of how God has blessed each one of us with unique talents and abilities, and how He desires that we would use them to impact the world With an in depth look at the boy who let Jesus turn his lunch into a meal for 5,000 people, we are encouraged to do the same with our own gifts.Austin definitely has the gift of exhortation and the abilitty to inspire confidence in others The stories of what he has done with his 18 years of life are so inspirational He knows what he is talking about and he is living it out That s the best kind of message bearer one can be I thought he did a great job speaking realistically on the challenges we can face when we choose to give of ourselves, and presented practical ways to overcome these obstacles.Giving of your time, talents, and abilities is an amazing thing As Austin points out, not only do we change the world but we change ourselves We grow by using our gifts I know this has been true over and over again in my life, and I hope that many others will step out and start to see this at work in their lives, too As someone who works in youth and children s ministries, I found the words that Austin directed to parents, teachers, and adults to be right on target We do need to be encouraging the younger generation and empowering them to be able to live confidently in the unique abilities God has given them May we show them how glorious it is to live to give, and may we put resources like this book in their hands to help them decide to go in faith and see it happen.I received my copy of this book from LitFuse in exchange for this honest review

  10. Kaylea says:

    Austin Gutwein is an inspiring person.Not only has the 18 year old written several books, but he has created a non profit ministry called Hoops for Hope the largest free throw marathon organization in the world.At least 40,000 people inthan 25 countries have raised at least 2.5 million to build schools, medical clinics, dorms for orphanages and the only computer lab in Zambia.In his newest book, Live To Give, Gutwein challenges teens to find a way to make a difference regardless of th Austin Gutwein is an inspiring person.Not only has the 18 year old written several books, but he has created a non profit ministry called Hoops for Hope the largest free throw marathon organization in the world.At least 40,000 people inthan 25 countries have raised at least 2.5 million to build schools, medical clinics, dorms for orphanages and the only computer lab in Zambia.In his newest book, Live To Give, Gutwein challenges teens to find a way to make a difference regardless of their age or talent.I found this book to be an easy read Using a friendly writing style, Gutwein has found a way to explore developing a lifestyle of giving.Each chapter has personal antidotes, along with inspiration, as well as a series of questions all designed to help students explore the benefits and joy of giving.I think this is a book I could give to the teens in my life, in order to challenge them and to encourage them to have a missional outlook Honestly, I think this book could be used either as a personal study it s really easy to read , or even in a small group setting the questions at the end of the book could provide a great jumping off point for discussion.As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group This review was not influenced by a free book just in case you or the FTC were worried about this detail

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