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Doing Business by the Good Book: 52 Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    A must read for everyone!

    My husband and I love the book. We bought copies for all of our children and have loaned our book to others. Oh what a world ours would be if everyone did business by the Good Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2007

    Business tips straight from the Bible

    This book's subtitle, 52 Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible, captures its appeal but also indicates why it might turn away nonreligious readers. David L. Steward's ethical lessons are admirable. He divides his advice into weekly units, making it easy to apply. (This also reflects the book's roots in a weekly church-based study group). However, though Steward sees his lessons as straightforward, many readers might find his logic a little challenging. For example, he draws the lesson of niche marketing from Matthew 6:24, 'No man can serve two masters.' This makes interesting sense at first. However, while his later expansion into a second niche may offer a good business example, is it Biblical? Not as much. The chapter on the blessings of living in America seems even less scriptural, but many sections of the book do make good use of Biblical values as business guideposts. Steward's felicitous examples from his own successes make it easy to understand his points. We recommend his warm, inspirational guidebook to spiritually inclined readers who are interested in using their beliefs to reinforce ethical business practices.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2004

    Stepping out on faith...with works!

    I am in the midst of reading 'Doing Business by the Good Book...' and I have decided that I must now step out on the faith that I have in my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with a new ferver and dedication to my crafts. This must read and hard to put down book has totally helped me to re-confirm the confidence that I have in my own creative talents and natural God-given abilities. I have always known that God purposed my life to bring beauty and love into the lives of others and that is what I am re-inspired to do through my love for the arts. I am thankful to Dave that he has shared God in a very meaningful, tasteful and business-ethic way. I will continue to share this book with others and will share with Dave what has happened to me as a result of my reading about his thoughts, experiences and testimonies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003


    Perhaps if someone less successful in business than David L. Steward and Robert L. Shook wrote this guide book, readers would chuckle over the concept that the Bible offers sage advice on business practices. Business ethics seems an oxymoron as the Golden Rule of Wall St. seems that them with the gold makes the rule (look at who has access to Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton or those fiefdoms we dub Congress). However, cynicism aside, Mr. Steward and Mr. Shook makes a strong case that those who follow biblical guidance have a very high chance of success............................... The authors break the self help book into fifty two topics such as good leadership, empowerment, networking, conviction, etc. Each chapter contains a brief definition, scripture quotes, and examples of success. The advice is solid as the topics are relevant and biblical citations and parables fit quite soundly in today¿s information age. This is an insightful and interesting book that encourages people to conduct business activities in a positive manner straight from the bible. Ye who doubt must not forget Abraham. He was the leading businessman of his time until he hears a voice in his head. Heeding the advice, he sells the business, relocates and gives the choice beach front property to his nephew. Following that lordly voice in his brain he becomes the leading businessman again........................ Harriet Klausner

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