This book addresses a subject such as charity and how help is given in a much-needed perspective. The traditional give-give-give without also teaching self reliance doesn’t work. I recently spent a year in South India and witnessed firsthand the problems that many of us hear about developing countries. This book is a great compilation of causes and solutions that will help open our eyes to a future where we can slowly help those to help themselves.
Billions Rising was informative, inspiring and captivating. I want to get involved in such a great movement to help teach someone how to fish in order that they can feed themselves for a life time and ultimately feed generations to come. We are better together! So many more need to know about Billions Rising!
Billions Rising is a book that is paradigm shifting. It is all about empowering people to become self-reliant and take personal responsibility for being their best and contributing their gifts to the world. Rather than ‘give people fish’, it is about not only teaching people to fish but empowering them to tap into their magnificence and use their God-given talents to find new ways to thrive and live their best lives.
This book covers a lot of material and information – and I mean a lot! It basically is a book about becoming self-reliant: personally, culturally, nationally, and universally. It shows us how we can all make major differences for ourselves, and others. As we ourselves become part of Billions Rising!
Billions Rising is a must read not only for social entrepreneurs but for mankind in general. This composite book details the benefits of self-reliance and provides actual success stories of individuals who have risen above their plight to make a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. Multiple and diverse organizations committed to eradicating poverty in the world through self-reliance are highlighted in the book.
Billions Rising reaches into the very fabric of what it means to be a human being with dignity. Encouraging self-reliance is keeping everyone’s pilot-light going. It can only brighten the future! Well done!
It was difficult to quickly do a review of this book because I found so many places that I had to stop and take in the information. It is a tremendous guide to so many organizations
worldwide that are doing work that one can easily help, or even match someone else that shares the same passion, but has no clue on how to start or with whom to join forces! Billions Rising is the book to help us “Become the change we wish to see anywhere in the world!”
You clarify a global problem and inspire action. Facts, personal anecdotes, even some neuroscience makes this read for a most comprehensive approach to help those who are able to be the boost for others to their own self-reliance. In the telling of our global situation as it is, people have to be inspired into action to help others since you offer so many resources. I hope this has a reach to change the world, from our local communities out, in a time when it needs changing.
Billions Rising is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the role of self-reliance in economic and social development on our planet. “Helping others to help themselves” should be our creed rather than just relying solely on charities — the book, through its powerful and inspiring stories of success around the globe, clearly lays the foundation for a pragmatic path forward.
It’s a great book, jammed with amazing stories of people doing amazing things. I believe it will inspire readers to do more than they thought they could and I’m extremely proud to have been a part of that. Keep up the good work!
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