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Many of you know that I have a small business raising rabbits. As a small business person, it is sometimes difficult to live out my faith in a world that does not encourage me to do so. To that end Bigger than Business helps me to live out my faith while still being a business woman. Even if you don’t have a business, you will find the principles found within the stories, a boon to living out your faith honestly.
About the Book
Bigger than Business brings you eight inspiring and thought-provoking stories of Christian business owners from six continents living out the purpose for which God created them in their unique business settings.
Through their transparent, true-life stories and the wisdom they convey, you will become better equipped to fully and effectively serve God right where you are – in and through the business that God has entrusted to you, thereby fulfilling the purpose for which God created you. With renewed enthusiasm, you will have greater clarity, commitment, courage, capabilities, and confidence to continue to build and grow as your ministry, the business that God has entrusted to you.
What You Get:
Eight chapters make up this trade paperback book produced by High Bridge books. Jeff Holler gives us eight stories of business owners, complete with their failures, lessons learned, and triumphs to help us live out our faith in the business environment.
- Rising from Ashes – Rasa Floors
- Transforming Mindsets, Improving Lives – Psychology Cafe
- Bumpku – Jacto Agricola
- Contentment? yes…and no. – Barnhart Crane and Rigging
- Healing hearts – Amahoro Ava Hejuru Cooperative
- Clearing the Path – Global Palm Resources Holdings Limited
- Getting to the Heart of business – Suchy Messtechnik
- One More – Hobby Lobby
I love that the text is a comfortable size to read. 🙂 I think even my hubby could read it without his reading glasses. Always a bonus when you can do that. Jeff does everything he can to make his material easy to read and understand, complete with section headers, well laid out quotes and stories, with truth woven between the conversation of the business owners. You can tell he spend a good amount of time with each business.
Each chapter is closed off with a series of questions. These can be used for personal reflection or as part of a larger group discussion. It’s good to take the time to reflect, to see if there are things that need modification in your own life, as you see the lives of fellow believers.
Only three of the businesses featured in Bigger than Business have I heard about. It was very interesting to me to learn the stories behind the names I knew. I was fascinated by the business in Brazil… that agriculture business made me very curious indeed. 🙂
It was fascinating to watch the owners realize their strengths and weaknesses and work on improving what they needed to, and how important God was in that process.
This is definitely a book worth getting. It’s always good to see how people live out their faith in the nitty gritty of life. It’s not always easy being a business owner and doing it, in today’s environment, in a way that pleases God. These businesses will open your eyes to how that is done.
I love that personal reflection questions were included with every chapter.
Bigger Than Business: real-world stories of business owners living their purpose.
High Bridge Books
Trade Paperback, 246 pages, non-fiction
Business, Christianity, Faith, Stewardship
Reviewed for: Ascot Media.
Bigger than Business website.