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Outrageous Generosity the Only Way to Purpose and Peace

Contact: Elaine Krackau, PR by the Book, 512-733-5145 or elaine@prbythebook.com

LOUISVILLE, Jan. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- Our culture tells us: get all you can, save all you can, achieve all you can, and, you'll not only achieve the American Dream but you'll be happy and live out your retirement years in peace and security. NOT TRUE says philanthropy expert Dr. Steve McSwain. This attitude has produced a nation of people who may be among the most educated and wealthiest on record, but who are also some of the most depressed, discontented, and drug-addicted people on the planet. The life people really want is found not in getting but in giving.

For more than a decade, Dr. Steve McSwain has crisscrossed America speaking to thousands of people each year and consulting with hundreds of religious institutions and philanthropic organizations. His message: The happiest and healthiest people are those who have learned to be extravagantly generous. In an age of unprecedented wealth and record charitable giving, McSwain makes a compelling argument that your highest purpose in life is to give yourself away and generously share your abundance with the world.

McSwain's book, The Giving Myths: Giving Then Getting the Life You've Always Wanted, identifies the seven most common myths about giving that keep people from living their purpose and being genuinely generous. This book is for ordinary people who are looking for fulfillment in life, need direction in learning how to find their purpose and learn to generous giving, or just need a nudge to become philanthropic in every respect.

Society is filled with people who have entered or will be entering their retirement years soon and, while most have accumulated a lot of material stuff, many of them feel as if their lives have little meaning or significance. McSwain says it's never too late to live out your real reason for being here.

Dr. Steve McSwain is vice senior president of Cargill Associates, Inc., an industry leader in philanthropy and fundraising with more than 30 years of service, thousands of clients, and billions raised for charitable causes. As an expert in the fields of church growth, church health, philanthropy, and annual and capital fundraising, McSwain has consulted in the last decade with hundreds of Catholic, Evangelical, and Protestant churches nationwide. He and his family make their home in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information please visit www.SteveMcSwain.com. To schedule an interview or a speaking engagement or simply to receive more media information please contact Elaine Krackau, PR by the Book, (512) 733-5145 or elaine@prbythebook.com, www.prbythebook.com