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Publisher's Summary

Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady-manipulating the "bottom line", deceiving the consumer, or gaining promotions because of whom you know. But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God's character and creation. He shows that all aspects of business,including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God's nature.

Though Grudem isn't naive about the easy ways these activities can be perverted and used as a means to sin, he knows that Christians can be about the business of business. This biblically based book is a thoughtful guide to imitating God during interactions with customers, coworkers, employees, and other businesses. See how your business, and your life in business, can be dedicated to God's glory.

©2012 eChristian Inc. (P)2012 eChristian, Inc.

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Well-organized, clearly communicated, Important

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I love this book! What does the Bible say about how we spend a majority of our time and effort? He clearly identifies the business world as one of the places where the rubber meets the road -- where our faith and values interact with the wide world. Very valuable to hear a well-respected theologian expand such an important topic.

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Business can be a ministry for good in the lives of our neighbors

We as Christian business owners can embrace the good we can do for the world in Gods name. This book was a wonderful way to break down that process. Some of the book to many will sound basic. But to hear and read the scripture passages that support the basic ideas of business is a wonderful extension of ones study of scripture. It shows me and me and fellow business owners the good we do and can do for Gods world and children. I recomend this book for any fellowship of business owners that strive to understand how they can use their business to further Gods kingdom and beat down the devil. I recomend those interested to seek out Business Men's Fellowship. There are chapters world wide. Doing business Gods way is the best way.

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Great listen

this is a refreshing and uncommon perspective on Business. Well performed and written, I will help you find new vigor and purpose for Business.

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  • 07-31-17

sufficient handling of basic business philosophy

pro:
- it was short and to the point
- it left out a lot of fluff and dealt with basic concepts like profit, trade, productivity
- it seems to have the strength of experience and not just ivory tower conjecture
- it helped to bring about some "aha" moments even though I do not share all of the same opinions or interpretations as the author.

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- the author seems to make snap judgements about government decisions that are bad for the way he thinks business must fuction. He even calls them "evil". However I am glad that he does not go on a political rant to back up his opinion. So this was not a deal-breaker if you can overlook it.
- while there is much good discussion and argumentation, some of the points and concepts are not worked out in a logical explanatory discussion or provided with much argument to chew on. I suspect the times where this happens are closely related to my first con remark. People don't think they need to debate something when they assume it just has to be that way.

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A bit disappointed, shallow and sometimes redundant

There is so much more about business and the advancement of the Kingdom. So many traps that he doesn't go to. What business should believers stay away from? Are all sectors of business ok?
I had an expectation for more.

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Required reading for my degree

The book was ok. I believe it could have had more depth but It achieved its purpose.

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Refreshing to see Christ in the world of business

The author clears out the distortions that many have taught us to cling to as our view of business, and consequently our view of ourselves wrapped in those distortions, thereby setting us free to pursue our vocations as Godly, pure-hearted ways of presenting His "wonderfulness" in the world.

Clear and concise, I recommend this book wholeheartedly !

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Short and practical

Short and practical book on business ethics. Simplifies concepts that often seem more complicated. Worth the quick read.

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Fairy tail....

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Romantic, someone could say a little bit unrealistic in real society. But i don't think so. It gives a wholistic perspective of doing business. In my humble opinion, morales are very practical and necessary in sales and business.