Doing God's Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace

Doing God's Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace

Doing God's Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace

Doing God's Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace

Synopsis

Christians have likely been struggling with the place of business in the life of faith ever since Paul's days as a tentmaker. Just how do the spheres of private devotion and public business intersect in a meaningful way? Paul Stevens has been exploring this question since his earliest working days in his father's steel business. His Doing God's Business tells how readers can find lasting and satisfying meaning for marketplace involvement in the light of the Christian faith and tradition. Stevens explores the potential of business as a location for practicing everyday spiritual disciplines and as a source of creativity and deeper relationship with God.

Excerpt

The Christian Church has never found it easy to
come to terms with the marketplace.

Brian Griffiths, The Creation of Wealth

What if Christians could change their attitudes to
wards business, and what if Christians could begin to
change the attitudes of the world toward business?

Wayne Grudem,
“How Business in Itself Can Glorify God”

God and business? God in business? Such thoughts have been, in the Western world at least, almost unthinkable. “Leave your soul at the workplace door” has been the unspoken and sometimes overt message of business establishments. Nevertheless, the July 16, 2001, cover story of Fortune was entitled, “God and Business: the Surprising Quest for Spiritual Renewal in the American Workplace.” in . . .

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