God in the Marketplace 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask About Faith, Life, and Business

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  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: B&H Books

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Aside from Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby has made his greatest impact by ministering directly to Fortune 100 and 500 CEOs, advising them on how to effectively blend their faith with their business. Out of that ministry's success comes God in the Marketplace, a book to help everyone from the front desk to the executive suite best experience God's will in his or her work.Blackaby believes that just as Jesus had businessmen among His original disciples, so may God be calling out businesspeople today in preparation for a worldwide spiritual revival. However, while those in the marketplace may have excellent educations and access to world-class leadership seminars, they often feel inadequate in matters of spiritual influence. God in the Marketplace will help them better understand what the Bible says about integrating their Christian faith with their work lives and provide biblical answers to the common yet difficult questions that are often raised for Christians at work. Endorsements: "Each page challenges 'conventional wisdom' with time-tested truth. Tremendous insights." John D. Beckett, chairman, R. W. Beckett Corporation, and author of Loving Monday and Mastering Monday "Clear, biblical perspectives. A 'must-read' for those seeking to achieve personal and business accomplishment." David "Mac" McQuiston, president and CEO, CEO Forum Inc. "Relevant, helpful, instructive, and encouraging." Ron F. Wagley, chairman, CEO, and president; retired, Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group

Author Biography

Henry Blackaby is founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God.  His book Experiencing God has sold four million copies to date and been translated into more than forty-five languages.  Blackaby and his wife Marilynn live in Rex, Georgia, and have five children and fourteen grandcildren. Richard Blackaby is president of Blackaby Ministries International and the oldest child of Henry and Marilynn Blackaby.  He holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dallas Baptist University.  Richard and his wife LIsa have three children and live in Cochrane, Alberta Canada.

Table of Contents

My Personal Life
What is God's ultimate goal for my life as a businessperson?p. 9
How should I model Christ to the people I work with?p. 13
How can I stay strong when I'm the only Christian at my workplace?p. 17
How do I stay humble and still succeed in the fiercely competitive business world?p. 21
How can I find time for spiritual growth and study when I'm this busy?p. 25
How do I maintain a devotional life when I'm constantly traveling?p. 29
I haven't been a very good Christian example at work. How do I start now?p. 33
How do I know if God is calling me out of the business world and into Christian ministry?p. 39
My Business Life
How do I apply biblical principles to my business?p. 51
Does God really care about my business decisions?p. 57
How should I pray for my business?p. 61
How do I honor God when I have to fire someone and make other difficult business decisions?p. 65
Does being a Christian change the way I develop strategies for my company and career?p. 69
How should I respond when a colleague is trying to undermine me?p. 73
How do I guard myself from temptation?p. 79
How do I deal with a non-Christian boss or colleague whose actions and values are unethical?p. 83
How does being a Christian affect the way I respond to a crisis?p. 87
How can I be less political and more spiritually driven in my work?p. 91
How do I know when it's time to leave my present job?p. 101
My Devotional Life
How can I know God's will for my life?p. 113
How do I "wait on the Lord" when "time is money"?p. 119
What are the main purposes of prayer?p. 123
How do I meditate on God's Word?p. 129
How can I pray for the people at work?p. 133
How can I get the most out of studying God's Word and clearly understand what God is telling me?p. 139
How do I know when I'm hearing from God?p. 145
What do I do when God seems silent?p. 151
What does it mean to "walk in the Spirit"?p. 155
How can I spend enough time with God when my schedule is already full?p. 159
My Family Life
How can I balance work and family?p. 169
How can I be a spiritual leader to my children when business constantly takes me away from home?p. 175
How can I protect my marriage when the world around me is constantly assaulting it?p. 181
What do I do if my spouse is not walking with the Lord and doesn't support me as a spiritual leader?p. 187
What do I do if my marriage seems to be broken beyond repair?p. 193
If I wasn't a godly parent for my children when they were young, how can I change things now?p. 197
My Church and Community Life
How should I invest myself in my church?p. 203
How do I effectively encourage my pastor?p. 207
If my church is not functioning like it ought to, should I leave and find another one?p. 211
Should I stay at my church if they won't utilize my gifts and experience?p. 217
How should I become involved in my community?p. 221
My Kingdom Life
How does my business fit into God's kingdom?p. 227
How should I use my position financially for the kingdom of God?p. 231
How do I develop a godly, global vision for my life's mission?p. 235
How involved should I be in politics?p. 241
How involved should I become in social issues?p. 245
Marketplace Perspectives
Ron F. Wagley, Chairman, CEO, and President (Retired) Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Companyp. 44
Larry Collett, Chief Executive Officer, Cass Information Systemsp. 104
Marjorie Dorr, Chief Strategy Officer (Retired), Wellpoint, Inc.p. 162
John Beckett, Chairman, R. W. Beckett Corporationp. 202
Wes Cantrell, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lanier Worldwidep. 228
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