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Publisher's Summary

Imagine the leaders of one of New York City’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi.

Imagine them returning, week after week… coming to eagerly anticipate those five minutes as a moment of uncommon peace in the world’s most brutally competitive environment.

Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall? To hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie's deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face - at work and in life.

Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people–more connected to each other, and to the Greater Purpose. Here's how to:

  • Prosper while keeping your integrity
  • Balance faith, honor, and ambition
  • Use your workplace as your moral and spiritual "gymnasium"
  • Find deeper meaning and purpose in your work
  • Face your fears and failures, and keep going
  • Gain real respect–and give it
  • Live one authentic life–at work, and everywhere else

©2009 Alan Lurie (P)2011 Julie Phifer

Critic Reviews

"Five Minutes on Mondays is a gold mine of enrichment…. It is an easy read with a deep and profound impact." (Martin Rutte, Chair of the Board, The Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace, Saint Mary’s University)
"Lurie’s book is a gem - a must-read for anyone who works at their faith and believes in their work. Business professionals of all kinds and from all religious traditions will find Lurie’s light touch and real-world applications helpful as they strive to succeed without selling their soul." (David W. Miller, Ph.D., Director, Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative, and President, The Avodah Institute)

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  • Franziska
  • 07-26-13

Spiritualy engaging and motivating

This is not a book you want to hear in one session.
Every day a chapter is plenty of information and inspirational ideas to think about at one given time.

He gives great work/spiritual advice. And hopefully helps to better ones live.