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Business By The Book Complete Guide Of Biblical Principles For The Workplace Paperback – May 5, 1998
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The book is divided into 3 main sections: Conducting Business by the Bible, Critical Policy Decisions, and Your Business and Your Life.
Some of the more helpful chapters for me were:
1. Personal Lifestyle Goals.
2. Biblical Business Goals.
3. Your Business and Your Spouse.
4. Hiring and Firing Decisions.
5. Management Selection Decisions.
6. Business Tithing.
8. Implementing God's Plan.
Whether self-employed, a manager, church or ministry staff person, or engaged in business, you will benefit from Burkett's sound biblical wisdom.
Using referenced Biblical principles throughout the book Mr. Burkett outlines what it means to run a business by God's standards. This does not mean becoming a non-profit or lossing money - but it does mean completely changing the way we view the business, our employees and customers, and our role as business leaders. The principles laid out are challenging and often contrary to the advice you are used to hearing.
I found it to be an extremely useful and informative resource that helped me to see how I could not only run a business successfully, but also not sacrifice my concience or ideals. One of the primary tenents of this book is that we are stewards of the resources God gave us, meaning that the money we have and the business we may own ultimately belong to God, not us, and he has entrusted us with them to use in a manner he would approve of. If you are comfortable with this premise I believe you will enjoy the book and find it challenging. If you are not comfortable with this premise you will probably have difficulty accepting the concepts he has outlined.
But the relationship is not a mirror image or clone. Rather, it is like that between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Both drank from the same source, but their personalities, temperaments, and positions in life and in history differ. Larry is stately, sedate, and professorial; Dave is manic, wild, and a mixture of comedian, comic, and Shakespearean wise-cracker.
And I appreciate the differences. In fact, what makes Dave great (his wild personality) is what Larry lacks, and that may be Larry's greatest asset. No shouting, no rock bumper music, no wise-cracks, just a sedate, calm, logical presentation of Biblical business practices. No Dionysus, just Apollo.
In fact, if Dave rubs you the wrong way (and you can bee a good Christian and not like Dave), then this book is for you
Now for the book. This is a non-hysterical version of EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches. It covers 90% of the same material, without the theatrics. Another benefit is the logical presentation. Many chapters have bullet points. This makes for easier reading, better note-taking, and increased retention. Larry gives us easy checklists to follow.
Yet this book is not a long PowerPoint presentation.Read more ›
Thank you and God bless.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book. Mr. Burkett experience and wisdom will allow you will make you understand God's desire for our everyday finance decisions.Published 2 months ago by Giezi
Second time to buy this book and study through it. Looking forward to seeing the updates in this version.Published 2 months ago by J. D. Napier
This is a awesome book to read as a Christian business owner.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I wish there was a category of no or zero stars because this book deserves less than 1, meaning I hate it. I don't hate it or anything, but I find this book quite misleading. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ned Netterville
Great book! Even if you're not an entrepreneur there are many biblical principals concerning finances and administrative tasks.Published 8 months ago by Jeffrey Enriquez-Hawkes