Monday, August 20, 2012

Live to Give by Austin Gutwein- Book Review/Blog Tour

About the book-

Want to do something for God, but don't know what? Want to help others, but don't know who? Want to know what it is that you are really good at doing? Your gifts may seems small and insignificant. But God can use them to work a miracle!

Inspired by the Biblical story of the feeding of 5,000, Live to Give delivers a message of hope that we all have something to give. Written in the down-to-Earth, candid voice of the gifted young man, who as a kid founded a relief ministry that has save and improved countless lives in Africa, Live to Give is the message that every teen needs to hear.

Jesus proved that no gift is too small when He used 5 loves and 2 fish to feed thousands. And if no gift is too small, too ordinary, too random, there is no limit to what the youth of today can accomplish!

A teen philanthropist, who has built a high school, two medical clinics and a dormitory in Africa- all before the age of 16- Austin Gutwein shares how to make what may seem like the simplest of talents, gifts and interests and use them for something Jesus can use to move mountains!

Meet Austin-

As found of Hoops of Hope, Austin started what is now known as the worlds largest Free-Throw marathon. Austin's Hoops of Hope has raised more than 2.5 million to help orphaned children in Africa. Austin also serves as Co-Chair of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's Youth Council. A highly sought after speaker, Austin has spoken and shared his heart in venues around the world. In 2009, Austin was selected into the Caring Hall of Fame, as one of the top 10 most caring Americans.

Austin's first book, Take Your Best Shot, shared stories that captured readers hearts and won a Moonbeam Award. For information of booking Austin or for general inquiries, please visit

My Thoughts-

Austin Gutwein saw a little girl on tv that was orphaned in Africa when he was 9 years old and he decided he should do something about it. With the support of his family, he started Hoops for Hope, an organization that aims to help orphans of the AIDS epidemic.

Austin is just 18 years old and from the content of this book, wise beyond his years. I found myself thinking, "I wish this book was around when I was younger!" Live to Give is aimed at an audience of ages 12-18, but anyone can pull lessons out of this great book full of inspiration and encouragement.

Austin uses great analogies to help illustrate how to get on the road the helping others by using your spiritual gifts. He stresses the point that with patience, perseverance and faith, we can all make a difference and that whether that difference is on a huge scale like Hoops of Hope or a simple as giving a few dollars to someone who is homeless, every little bit counts. I found Live to Give to be a wonderful, encouraging book. I would recommend adults without teens read it and that those with teens pick up a copy for their kids. Who knows what Austin's encouraging words might ignite in the heart of another compassionate teen!

< Austin's new book Live to Give is about "Letting God Turn Your Talents into Miracles"! Celebrate with him by entering his "Get and Give" Campaign - you could win a Kindle Fire for yourself AND Litfuse will donate $250 to the charity of your choice!

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One winner will receive:
  • A Brand New Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
  • Five copies of Live to Give by Austin Gutwein
  • $250 donated on the winner’s behalf to the charity of their choice
Hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/25/12. The winner will be announced on 8/27/12 on the Live to Give Landing Page!

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*Disclaimer- I received a free copy of Live to Give via Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of this review for the blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own.

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