Life@Work: Marketplace Success for People of Faith

Life@Work: Marketplace Success for People of Faith

by John C. Maxwell, Stephen R. Graves, Thomas G. Addington
     
 

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People of faith need to be comfortable and intentional in two worlds-the world of the kingdom and the world of the commercial-blending and balancing their roles in each. Authors John C. Maxwell, Stephen Graves, and Thomas Addington identify the basic tools followers of Jesus should always have in their work toolbox: Calling, Serving, Character, and Skill.

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People of faith need to be comfortable and intentional in two worlds-the world of the kingdom and the world of the commercial-blending and balancing their roles in each. Authors John C. Maxwell, Stephen Graves, and Thomas Addington identify the basic tools followers of Jesus should always have in their work toolbox: Calling, Serving, Character, and Skill.

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Publishers Weekly
Beginning with Charlie, a hard-charging businessman and recent Christian convert who feels himself torn between "Charlie Love" and "Charlie Money," the authors lament that the church, looking on the secular workplace with distance if not suspicion, has little to offer the Charlies in its midst. The authors-Graves and Addington are producers of Life@Work Journal and Maxwell is the foremost leadership guru among evangelicals-deploy a wealth of quotations and illustrations, loosely organized around themes of skill, calling, service and character. Although the book seeks to inspire Charlie and those like him to "reforge" their work and faith selves into a double-edged sword, it runs long on cheerleading but short on insight or practical guidance. Discussing the important and difficult subject of calling, the authors assert without apparent irony, "Like a giant job-match service in the sky, Jesus pairs His children up with His kingdom tasks." Among the book's frequent references to Jesus, his teaching is rarely discussed; most curiously, his comment about the incompatibility of serving God and Mammon is never mentioned. Although team authorship can produce excellent business books, the approach stumbles here as uneven quality and multiple authorial "I" 's give the text a cut-and-paste feel. (Aug. 18) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418516192
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
470 KB

Meet the Author

John C. Maxwell is a #1New York Timesbestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. He is the founder of the
John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP. He can be followed atTwitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information visitJohnMaxwell.com.

A Ph.D. graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and an expert in organizational analysis and strategic planning, Stephen R. Graves mentors and speaks at business seminars.

As a former professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Arkansas, Thomas G. Addington co-founded The Cornerstone Group, a company built to integrate biblical wisdom and business excellence.

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