Book Reviews

Cardus Magazine Book Review: The Philanthropic Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: The Philanthropic Revolution by Jeremy Beer, Penn Press, June 2015.         As president of The Gathering—a community of individuals, families, and private foundations making financial gifts to Christian ministries around the world—for some time now, I often wonder if philanthropy is one of those words that has either lost its traditional definition (love of mankin ...[Read More]

Cardus Magazine Book Review: The Opposite of Spoiled

Book Review: The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber. HarperCollins, 2015. 320pp.           We all have a voice in our head that talks about money. For some it’s the haunting voice in D.H. Lawrence’s story “The Rocking-Horse Winner”—the voice saying: “There must be more money! There must be more money!” The children hear it when the elabor ...[Read More]

Review of “Why Philanthropy Matters” in Cardus Magazine

I can imagine Zoltan J. Acs waking up one recent morning to read the news that Harvard has embarked on a history making capital campaign to raise $6.5 billion by 2018 with almost half of that being targeted for university based research and development. “The Harvard campaign is critical to the university’s ability to fund important priorities going forward, but it is also an opportunity to redefin ...[Read More]

Review of Dan Pallotta’s “Wise Counsel” in Comment Magazine

My father told me years ago that understanding the base of a person’s logic makes a difference. For instance, if someone believes that two plus two equals five, then it is perfectly logical for them to believe that two plus three equals six. It’s not their logic that is wrong, but their starting point. I might say the same about Dan Pallotta’s book,Charity Case. The author’ ...[Read More]