Being Generous by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch offers a thoughtful meditation on this virtue as a force for good that shapes and governs a way of life. It observes that those who respond to the gift of grace offered by God are energized to give freely to others.
Giving — The Sacred Art: Creating a Lifestyle of Generosity by Lauren Tyler Wright is a rich multifaith guidebook to this means of transforming the world. Wright covers multiple layers of generosity, including the secret of holding possessions lightly, tithing, and the sacred act of budgeting.
The Giving Heart: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Generosity in Your Life by M. J. Ryan contends that generosity is "the mother of kindness." It examines how giving is a mood elevator (the helper's high) and good for our health.
The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to Compassionate Life by Dzigar Kongtrul delivers wise and practical steps towards seeking in all things to benefit others. Generosity and altruism provide energy to advance these essentials of spirituality.
Just Grab the Dust Rag: Confessions of a Deluded Zen Student by Brenda Shoshanna reveals the struggles and rewards of Zen Buddhist wisdom. For Zen students, generosity is essential to the fierce practice of doing what needs to be done no matter how discouraged you become.
The Nature of Generosity by William Kittredge takes a daring look at the human capacity for selfishness and generosity. He shows how relearning the art of generosity is an antidote to consumerism and the diminishment of the natural world.
The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All by Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon makes a good case for generosity as the best exercise for the health of the soul. It focuses on what you can give — gifts of time and money or less tangible gifts of love, hope, and leadership.
Rambam's Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It Is Necessary to Give by Julie Salamon uses an ancient Jewish text to shed light on the complications of contemporary charity. Clearly there is a lot more at stake when we donate to a charity or volunteer to give blood than we once thought.
365 Ways to Live Generously: Simple Habits for a Life That's Good for You and for Others by Sharon Lipinski is an uplifting paperback on intentional, frequent giving. It explores seven vital habits: physical health, mindfulness, relationships, connecting with yourself, gratitude, simplicity, and philanthropy.
Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving by Stephen Post and Jill Neimark translates the power of giving into many different character transforming facets: celebration and gratitude, generativity (nurturing others), forgiveness, courage, humor and joy, respect, compassion, loyalty, listening, and creating.