The freedom to be generous

Ami Campbell ’92, co-author of “Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World,” visits the Odyssey Bookshop on Feb 21.

By Robin Ferri

IN 2014, LaSalle Street Church in Chicago received an unexpected windfall and decided to give each member $500 with the instruction to go out and do good in God's world.

Mount Holyoke College’s Amalya “Ami” Campbell ’92 used the event to write a book with Laura Sumner Truax about the abundance of “a generous God who freely yields everything to us” and their understanding that “generosity frees us to be our truest selves.”

Campbell will give a reading from the book, “Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World,” on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Odyssey Bookshop. Earlier in the day, she will speak in the College's Interfaith Lunch, held at noon in the Unity Room in Blanchard Hall. These events are co-sponsored by the College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. 

The book is as much about “the grinding, rewarding process of discernment,” wrote Publishers Weekly in its review. “This book will be of interest to anyone interested in community building or philanthropy.”