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"How much is enough? In this important and engaging new book, Jeff makes it clear that when it comes to generosity, connection, and community, too much isn't enough."
(Seth Godin)

"Jeff Shinabarger lives this timely message every day. The ideas he gives us in this book are grounded in the credibility of a life that embodies the possibilities."
(Gabe Lyons)

"Jeff has given all of us something really beautiful in this book. Jeff hasn't just sprinkled a couple good ideas in these pages; instead, it's a gully washer of love, creativity, and engagement that a parched world desperately needs. You're about to get caught in the terrific hurricane of kindness that surrounds a guy who loves people well." 
(Bob Goff)

"Not only is the creativity of Catalyst due to Jeff's leadership, but he has led the charge in meeting the needs of those in poverty through the movement. Jeff is the kind of leader that we all wish we were but don't have the courage to step out and be. He sees the future before the rest of us even have a glimpse."
(Brad Lomenick)

"I genuinely believe that the more you give away, the more you will enjoy what you keep. This book will challenge you to do just that."
(Mark Batterson)

About the Author

Jeff Shinabarger is a social entrepreneur, experience designer, cofounder of the Q event, and creative director at Catalyst. He is also the founder of GiftCardGiver.com and Plywood People, an innovative community addressing social needs through creative services. He and his family live in East Atlanta Village.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781408202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781408202
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Who do you think of, when you think of generosity? We all know someone like this, who lives their life as though nothing they own is solely theirs. If someone needed something, they would take of what belongs to them to meet that need. The beautiful thing about More or Less is that it gives the ability to every single person to be able to take of what they have in excess and to meet the needs of others. It's an incredible challenge to share what we have with the world. We may think we don't have money or resources to this, but there are things I currently have that I no longer need, but someone else may be able to use to make their life better. It just takes a little intentionality to take the steps to make it happen.

In the book, there's no guilt involved, just merely a challenge to ask what is enough, and to make changes based on the answer. This book, and Jeff's journey has been incredibly challenging to me, as I've begun to ask these questions myself. I believe it is truly possible to change the world by opening our eyes to the simple changes we can make to help others succeed.

This book encourages me to make the world better, to learn from others, and to make small changes in my life with huge results for another.
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I think most of us don't think of ourselves as being rich or of having enough money to make our lives more complete. In this book by Jeff Shinabarger, the author challenges this mindset, directly stating that `Chances are, if you are reading this book, you are rich' (2013). By "rich", he means that we have all we need to live a normal fulfilling life. He challenges us as the reader to look at our own situations carefully and think about all the excess possessions we don't really need to have. This book is not simply about the author sharing theoretical ideas that we can contemplate, he shows us practical ways how to turn our excess possessions into generosity towards others.
Shinabarger's encounter with Clarence, a local homeless man, who welcomes him after he moves into his new house in East Atlanta village is the pivotal moment when the author is forced to change his way of thinking and to ask himself the question `what is enough?' He begins by examining his own comfortable financial and material position and contrasts it with Clarence who is homeless. When Clarence asks for help, he does so and also uncovers other ways to help those who need it.
Through a series of stories and his own personal anecdotes, the author explains real life examples of the things we can do to help people that we know either personally or not. At the end of each chapter, there is the `Enough Talk' section that offers practical ideas, which the reader is encouraged to undertake. The first task the author himself does is to live for one month on all of the food in his home. Amazingly, he manages to survive on this for about two months (147 meals, 3 meals a days for 7 weeks) proving that there was so much food in his house that he and his wife had kept in storage.
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I really hoped for more out of this book. The bits on clothing and social media were similar to what I was hoping for and got some good nuggets there but the rest... Not so much.

It is repetitive as others have said.

It is contradictory. He mentions at least a couple of times being on vacation which, to me anyway, seems definitely like a luxury. And there's nothing at all wrong with that but doesn't seem in keeping with the overall context of the book. There is also a bit about "quitting on a Thursday". Great but... that is for sure a luxury for many people. Most people can't just up and quit what they don't like or what is bogging them down or what they need to think through. I understand it in it's immediate context but it doesn't seem in keeping with the overall context of the book. There were several examples like this.

I don't associate "generosity" with "suffering in solidarity". The writer obviously does. The idea of suffering in solidarity gets stronger and stronger as the book progresses which, to me, was off-putting. I strongly believe that being generous doesn't have to involve suffering.

The following passage toward the end also really hit me wrong:

"If you build a life that is separate from people who experience great need, you will always struggle to be a generous person. In large part, the people closest to us determine what we desire. So surround yourself with people who are in need, and you will desire to meet needs. Surround yourself with people living in excess, and your desires will become even more excessive. Generous people live in community with people who benefit from their generosity, which makes for a fuller life for the giver."

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I sincerely hope More Or Less becomes the next Radical, Love Does, or Forgotten God because Jeff Shinabarger's got a message that the world (at least the States) needs to hear. I thought I was living mission-mindedly but Shinabarger brought to light many selfish areas of my own life. He's a great storyteller with a true passion for serving others. The videos add a lot to the book too (though admittedly they aren't all up at this point). I'll definitely be recommending this book to my friends.
(I was provided with a complementary copy for the purpose of a review. However, all opinions are entirely my own).
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