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Extravagant: Discovering a Life of Dangerous Generosity

Extravagant: Discovering a Life of Dangerous Generosity

by Brady Boyd


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From the senior pastor of New Life Church, a revolutionary book that redefines the notion of extravagance by using the parable of the Good Samaritan to demonstrate how to live a truly compassionate and selfless life of giving freely without expecting anything in return.

We all know people in our lives who have “yes” faces. They are calm but energetic, present but still purposeful with their time. They are curious. They ask questions. They’re genuine in their desire to know about you—how you’re doing, what you’re up to, how you feel. Even with full lives of their own, they somehow still have the energy to inquire about others. These are extravagant people.

In Extravagant, Pastor Brady Boyd shows us that by constantly offering up our time, talents, and hearts we can live life more like these exceptional people. Drawing on the parable of the Good Samaritan, he encourages us to stop living a life driven by selfish desire and start building lasting relationships that will be spiritually fulfilling.

Discover how to begin this transformation by ceasing to be a passerby and become one who pauses in the course of daily life. By embracing the spirit of generosity, Pastor Boyd shows us that the path to a happier life is by living closer to God’s vision and building a community that will be there in times of need. Timely, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Boyd’s uplifting message of reclaiming your connections to others and being a good neighbor is just the remedy we need in today’s fractured culture and troubled times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982101404
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,138,642
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Brady Boyd has served as the Senior Pastor of New Life Church for over ten years. Under Brady’s leadership, New Life Church has grown to six campuses, and its unique team teaching method has become a model for churches around the world. Boyd is the cohost of The Essential Church Podcast and hosts conferences like New Life Conference, the Desperation Conference, and The Gathering. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Pam, and their two children.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xiii

Introduction: Give and Take 1

Part 1 Your Mission

1 Life, and Where It's Found 27

2 On Interruptibility 45

3 The Five Fears 73

4 Unclenching the Fist 101

5 What We Mean When We Say "All" 119

6 What's Yours, and Mine, to Do 135

Part 2 Your Money

7 When Mission and Money Collide 157

8 The Beauty of a Boring Budget 183

9 Enough Is Enough 209

10 Spending Well 231

Conclusion: Resolutions of the Extravagant Life 249

Acknowledgments 261

Notes 263

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