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Twelve Children. Four Countries. Two Capitalists. One Story.
Debut author J.D. Vermaas confronts autism, human trafficking, capitalism, and conventional methods of "doing good" in this brutally honest adoption memoir. With the spirit of The Blindside and the “love does” heart of Bob Goth’s Dream Big, Get Money Do Good tells this family's epic journey to a dozen children. Ha
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Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published October 12th 2020 by Vermaas llc (first published September 5th 2020)
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Tina Strohl
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a family with heart, grit, and unwavering love. Get Money Do Good made me laugh, cry, and change the way I look at what it means how to do good. You take a trip through the slums of Manila where sex trafficking is thriving on kids that search for belonging in this dark world, to a family riding its a small world. You see their heart as they maneuver through difficult challenges from diagnosis of autism, to losses of dear loved ones, and scary medical moments all the while tryi ...more
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Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Get Money Do Good,” by J.D. Vermaas, PhD, is the memoir/biography of multi-millionaire humanitarians/social justice warriors who practice what they profess. Drs. Jodi and Garry Vermaas are the parents of thirteen children, (two biological, eleven adopted). Some were rescued from child trafficking or destitution, while others have a different story. This remarkable couple tells the story of how it all happened, how they opened their hearts, minds, and bank accounts to help children have a chance ...more
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Get Money Do Good
J.D. Vermaas, Ph.D.
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In an engaging family chronicle, with far-reaching global implications, author, counselor and mother JD Vermaas shows how personal and professional aspirations can intermingle with charitable idealism.
Telling her story from the voices and viewpoints of four of its characters, debut author Vermaas paints a vivid picture of how she and her entrepreneur husband Garry, two of the voices, combined their career goals with a sense of
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Sabrina
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! There aren't adequate words to describe how amazing this book is. It covers so many topics and issues in an entertaining way while maintaining a non-judgmental feel, even when the author is describing something their family disagrees with.

The book description compares it to Love Does by Bob Goff, I would say it is a combination of that and Weconomy by Craig & Marc Kielburger & Holly Branson. It explores the idea of doing good through capitalism (two things that are often considered mutuall
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Nicole
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was amazed by this story! I really liked how the perspectives switched between the different members of the family.
I loved the heart of this story, I loved the passion to help the vulnerable children. I really admire people who go out and DO something!
I understand the frustration of the red tape that many people face who want to help.
I loved the messy truth of the adoption stories, I loved the raw honesty of how hard it can be to love a child that fights you, and continue to fight for them. T
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Jolyn
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! This book is one of the best books I have ever read. Dr. Jodi Vermaas really speaks truth about life, she is such an amazing lady. This book fits every title. If your looking for a how-to, this is your book. If your looking for a lifestyle book, this is your book. If you to be inspired to get money and do good then this will always be your book.
Julia
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get Money Do Good by J.D. Vermaas is a powerful true account of many adoptions into one family.
From a family of two children it grows to twelve as the Vermaas parents open their home and hearts to children who are unwanted and damaged.
The family live in America but adopt from overseas. Their son has Asperger’s so they understand all about love, care and patience. Their hearts are huge and full of love.
Get Money Do Good is an inspiring read about an amazing family. The chapters alternate between
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Sou Hi
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very heart-touching true story about how an American family grows into a multinational family.

Please see my full review here.
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Starla Queen
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. Very eye opening.
Alyse Quinn
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Get Money, Do Good' was an instant draw and it exceeded my expectations, having read it in less than 24 hours. Serial entrepreneurs, visionaries, and Kingdom seekers - the Vermaas' show how they've built their business and a family differently than most are built. They put the most important things first - seeking God's Kingdom by taking care of His children with every ounce of the resources God gives them. You'll see transparency, truth, authenticity, courage, and generosity through every page ...more
Jaimie Homan
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book weaves together two ideas that are often depicted as irreconcilable: capitalism and altruism. Readers witness the two in tandem as the family adopts ten children over the course of a decade. My favorite aspect of this memoir is the use of four perspectives, including Jodi, her husband Garry, their firstborn son Garret (whose diagnosis of autism gives his perspective a refreshing, tell-it-like-it-is, sometimes insanely funny twist), and their daughter Angela, whose narrative describes h ...more
Nate Loeffelholz
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get Money Do Good. Grit, culture, capitalism and tons of love for unique and abandoned children. This story pulls you inside the life of an amazing family focused on doing the most good by adopting and loving children that most people disregard. The journey takes you on the Vermaas’s challenging path from supporting their own two children and then eventually loving twelve. The journey is inspiring, hard to put down and when your finished you will want to do your own good. I was honored enough to ...more
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