Business for the Glory of God [eBook]
The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady-manipulating the “bottom line,” deceiving the consumer, or gaining promotions because of whom you know.
But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God’s character and creation. He shows that all aspects of business, including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God’s nature. Though Grudem isn’t naïve about the easy ways these activities can be perverted and used as a means to sin, he knows that Christians can be about the business of business.
This biblically based book is a thoughtful guide to imitating God during interactions with customers, coworkers, employees, and other businesses. See how your business, and your life in business, can be dedicated to God’s glory.
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a co-founder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and has published nearly 20 books including Evangelical Feminism.
“A thoughtful review of the purpose and meaning of business and a fresh way to look at honoring and glorifying God in doing business.”
—C. William Pollard, Chairman Emeritus, The ServiceMaster Company
“Helpful, easy-to-understand grounding for business leadership.”
—James Fellowes, CEO, Fellowes, Inc.
“What remarkable insight!”
—Stephen Happel, Emeritus Professor of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
“What a great reminder that your business life can be a critical part of how you serve God and impact lives for eternity!”
—Dave Browne, Former CEO, LensCrafters; current CEO, Family Christian Stores