Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life
By Lynne Twist
The Soul of Money is a wise and inspiring exploration of the connection between money and leading a fulfilling life.
This compelling and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money– how we earn it, spend it, invest it, and give it away–can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values and the essence of prosperity. Through moving stories and practical principles, Lynne demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity and guilt with experiences of sufficiency and freedom. Lynne shares from her own life and work, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest people on earth, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
“Lynne Twist’s deep insights into our human relationship to money, coupled with her life’s work in the arena of personal abundance and fundraising make her a must-read author. The Soul of Money is on the top of my list of reading for anyone wanting to understand and improve their relationship to money.”
Businesswoman and Author, The Architecture of All Abundance
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The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources,
by Lynne Twist and Teresa Barker (Paperback)
This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money–earning it, spending it, and giving it away–can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.
Lynne Twist has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
Unleashing the Soul of Money: Find Sufficiency, Freedom, and Purpose -Through Your Relationship With Money by Lynne Twist (Audio CD, Audiobook)
Imagine feeling completely at peace about your money–whether you’re earning it, spending it, saving it, or using it to help others. On Unleashing the Soul of Money, world-renowned fund-raiser and “money mentor” Lynne Twist shares from her thirty years of global research into happiness and money to reveal a surprising truth: that the size of your paycheck has little to do with fulfillment–and everything to do with getting your money aligned with your deepest commitments, values, and desires. In this workshop, listeners uncover the insights about their own relationship with money, and learn how make the transformation to a life of sufficiency, contentment, and benefit to others in the world.
Praise for The Soul of Money
“The Soul of Money is an inspired and utterly fascinating book. It will change the way you think about money. … It is a book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place.”
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., CBE
Founder, Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
“If you have ever been intimidated or diminished or wounded by money, this book will heal you. It is the most unique book on money that I have ever read. … This is a book for rich people, for people who are striving to be more financially strong, for people who live on the margins and for everyone in between. There is no one who will not get value out of this message.”
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Author, Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessing
“This is the right book at the right time. Lynne Twist provides a unique, intelligent and soul-centered look at how we can release the burden of having or not having money. She brings inspiration and possibility to an area of life that most of us believe is unchangeable. To anyone who wants to transform their lives and the world, I give this book my highest recommendation.”
Author, Life After Death: The Burden of Proof
“Eloquently and passionately written, The Soul of Money describes how money can be a vehicle to fulfill our highest ideals of life and love and to discover new meaning in our lives. I recommend it highly.”
Dean Ornish, M.D.
Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Author, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
“Lynne Twist, with great grace, beauty and conviction, is about to take away from you some precious and utterly failed illusions so you can claim, now and forever, truths that will set you free. She has earned these truths through years of meeting — soul to soul — some of the most and the least advantaged peoples of this earth. Let her speak to your heart and then test her suggestions … and see.”
Author, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
“The Soul of Money shows with exquisite sensitivity that the way we treat ourselves and the way we treat our money are two sides of the same coin. Lynne Twist puts the magic back in money by understanding that it is a form of energy with which we can perform miracles.”
President, State of the World Forum
“The Soul of Money is a long overdue wake-up call for the transformation of ourselves and our world to peace, harmony and abundance for all.”
Former UN Assistant Secretary General
Co-founder, UN University for Peace in Costa Rica
“Lynne Twist has a remarkable ability to cast spiritual light on the subject of money. This book is a true gift.”
Author, A Return to Love and Healing the Soul of America
“In a nation and world divided more sharply than ever between the haves and have-nots, where millionaires’ desires are filled before children’s and the poor’s needs, The Soul of Money reminds us that when you follow the money, you find out what we really care about and that there are choices that will lead down a new, more just path.”
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children’s Defense Fund
“[A] must-read book for those who regard asset accumulation as a necessary evil and philanthropy merely an easy way to reduce taxes. Written by a professional who understands how to make philanthropy more enjoyable, this book will greatly benefit investors, fundraisers, philanthropists and successful laymen who want to make the world a better place.”
Alan B. Slifka
Halcyon/Alan B. Slifka Management Funds
The Abraham Fund Initiatives
The Coexistence Initiative
“In this pivotal and remarkable book, world servant Lynne Twist puts economics back where it belongs — as a satellite to the soul of culture rather than the other way around. To read this book is to join a revolution in spirit and values.”
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
Author, Jump Time and A Mythic Life
“Lynne’s journey into the Soul of Money can teach us all how to reclaim the Sacred with our money.”
Theodore J. Mallon
Author, The Journey Toward Masterful Philanthropy
“The Soul of Money is a fundraiser’s poignant, proactive, post-modern effort to convert society’s obsession with money as the primary measure of value into more enduring and satisfying activities. A powerful story of struggle and triumph for rich and poor alike.”
Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D.
Sixth man to walk on the moon
“The Soul of Money reveals the hidden dynamics, the flow and the power of money, identifying new perceptions and fresh approaches to it so that we can individually master its use with integrity as an essential tool in the emerging world.”
Michael J. E. Frye
CBE Chair, The Royal Society of the Arts, London
“Lynne Twist’s deep insights into our human relationship to money, coupled with her life’s work in the arena of personal abundance and fundraising, make her a must-read author. The Soul of Money is on the top of my list of reading for anyone wanting to understand and improve their relationship to money.”
Author, The Architecture of All Abundance