Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts

Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts

by Roy Goble


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ISBN-13: 9781940269979
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Roy Goble grew up working in his father's junkyard, where he learned to take apart absolutely anything and to evaluate everything for the value of its parts. After studying economics and business at Westmont College, and marrying his high school sweetheart, D'Aun, he joined his family's growing real estate business. As the business flourished, he experienced the complexity of creating wealth while following Jesus. He began to wrestle with what he knew about business and what Jesus was calling him to be and do, beginning a decades-long quest for a way to understand his place in God's kingdom and in a global society. Today he runs a real estate investment company based in Silicon Valley, leads the ministry PathLight International, and serves on multiple boards-while still finding time to visit and learn from friends and ministry partners around the world. Following Jesus as a wealth creator has turned out to be harder and better than he ever imagined, and sometimes he misses the simplicity of selling parts in the junkyard. After thirty-five years of marriage, however, D'Aun tells him he already owns too many old cars.

Table of Contents

Dedication ix

Foreword John Ortberg xi

1 Junkyard Days 1

2 First Ripple: Bangkok and Singapore 15

3 Second Ripple: Belize and Haiti 31

4 Third Ripple: California 47

5 The Heart of It All 65

6 Third Ripple: California 69

7 Second Ripple: Belize 85

8 First Ripple: Thailand and Myanmar 107

9 Conclusion 123

Acknowledgments 141

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