Get Money Do Good

A True Story How-To

Narrated by JD Vermaas, Garry Vermaas, Jolyn Vermaas, Marc Thompson
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Pub Date 12 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 22 Oct 2020
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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. Having become successful in business beyond their wildest dreams, Drs. Garry and Jodi Vermaas embraced a deeply felt responsibility to do the most good possible. Having a son with autism spurred them to rescue 11 more children out of slavery and sexual exploitation. From Southern India, across China, and to the Philippines, they endured government opposition, financial ruin, broken bones, and children who-they were told-might never love them back. Face-to-face with fierce opposition, wild success, and unthinkable heartbreak, J.D. Vermaas takes you on a life-altering journey that challenges everything you know about altruism. Her action-packed memoir illustrates a life of relentless faith while opening your eyes to the possibility of changing the world one messy story at a time.

Listen now as the author completes the four-person cast with Garry Vermaas, Jolyn Vermaas, and Marc Thompson to bring this extraordinary story to life.

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...


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Advance Praise

“This delightful book is a must-read for successful business people who wonder if they are 'giving enough back' to the world. It contains a ton of inspiration (and oodles of love). I commend it and hope other wealthy men and women follow in the admirable footsteps of its author J.D. Vermaas and her husband.”
—James O’Toole, Best-selling author of The Enlightened Capitalists, Professor Emeritus at USC’s Marshall School of Business, founder of Neely Center for Ethical Leadership.

“Through moments of blood, sweat, and tears, Dr. J.D. Vermaas reveals the broken, global issue of lost and orphaned children. Brilliantly written memoirs through the eyes of one powerful woman on a mission to change the world--one messy story at a time.”
—Tom A Dutta, #1 International Best-Selling Author, BestCEO KRE-AT®

“It is a rare and wonderful experience to read a book that discloses the highly personal, highly candid inner family life of relentless change-makers seeking persistently to find their life’s purpose. This inspiring journey, colorfully and creatively written, touches the heart and quickens the imagination for ways normal, middle-class American families can change the world—one child at a time. Powerful.”
—Robert D. Lupton, Ph.D., veteran urban activist, Founder of Focused Community Strategies Urban Ministries, and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity and Charity Detox

“J.D. Vermaas brings the beautifully messy world of adoption, missions, and real-world challenges to life. It is beautifully written—even more is the amazing legacy she has created by remaining faithful in her pursuit to help just one at a time, (and sometimes a few more). From the perspective of one who has experienced and worked with the 'unadoptable,' I fully resonate with the journey, pain, hope, and restoration that comes from the unconditional love of those who come alongside. Truly, a wonderful accomplishment and a beautiful story!”
—Amy Joy, MPA and author of Human Trafficking 101

Get Money Do Good is an inspiring read about an amazing family, alternating between the voices of four of its family members. There is honesty, heartache, and above all—love. Their home can be summed up as: 'You are loved. You are wanted. You are safe.' This was such an amazing, powerful, and inspirational read.”
—Julia Wilson, Christian Bookaholic

“This delightful book is a must-read for successful business people who wonder if they are 'giving enough back' to the world. It contains a ton of inspiration (and oodles of love). I commend it and...


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DURATION 9 Hours, 30 Minutes, 29 Seconds

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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. This world needs more people like this, who are willing to go out and help kids even when it isn't pretty. I recieved a complementary copy of this book from the publisher through Netgally. All opinions are honest and completely my own.

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