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Business by the Book: Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace

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What would happen if you made your business decisions by the book? "By the Bible that is."

This updated version of the best-selling "Business by the Book "offers radical principles of business management that go beyond the Ten Commandments and other biblical maxims.

"Business by the Book "is a step-by-step presentation of how businesses should be run according to the Creator
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ebook, 320 pages
Published May 5th 1998 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published November 30th 1989)
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Jen Justice
Jul 26, 2012 Jen Justice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
If you are a Christian and own a business or are considering starting a business, you need to read this book. I consider myself a very conscientious person with high integrity and yet I was challenged and convicted by the stories Burkett tells of Christian business men and women making extremely difficult choices for their businesses to honor God and choose His ways and not the world's. Many of the principles he outlines sound familiar and expected, but when put in context of actual situations, ...more
Michelle
Apr 20, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: Robert Owens
Excellent book on running a truly godly business.

I once worked for a man who, at the annual Christmas party, said, "This is God's company." Every other business day this man was surly, threatening, deplorable. I don't think anyone liked working for him. What a mockery of what a godly company should be. I once entertained the idea of slipping this book onto his desk. I didn't have the guts to actually do it though... after all he had threatened to cut off my fingers and make me eat them if I misp
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Chido Nwakanma
Larry Burkett spells out principles based on The Word that would assist business people.
It promises "a radical approach to business management" if implemented. It is indeed radical. The prescriptions are sensible in most cases, and outlandish in others.
Most people would identify with the five instances of "business bondage" the book identifies, including in particular overwork and disorganisation. Most entrepreneurs fall into this trap.
I often go back to the "Basic Biblical Minimums" the book
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Adam
Oct 18, 2008 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Business books are a dime a dozen. This is one that was required reading for my MBA course work, and it delivers on it's promise. Burkett lays out some very simple philosophy: treat people right and good things happen for you.
Jimmy
Excellent book on how businesses should be run.
Henk-Jan van der Klis
Velen van ons zijn werkzaam in het bedrijfsleven; een aantal heeft een eigen zaak of bekleedt een managementpositie in een onderneming. Hoe ga als christen op maandag tot en met zaterdag om met allerlei praktische aspecten van zakendoen, omgang met medewerkers, besteding van geld en het afleggen van verantwoording? Larry Burkett opent de Bijbel en beschrijft radicale, eeuwenoude principes voor het dagelijks leven van ondernemers en managers, laat zien waarom ‘menselijke inzettingen’ die afwijken ...more
Joshua Okello
Mar 08, 2016 Joshua Okello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book that teaches business ethics. I recommend this to any business leader out there who would like to work with a lot of transparency and dignity.
Jon Port
Foundational stuff
Ginger
Jun 23, 2008 Ginger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all entrepreneurs
This book was much better than I anticipated. A thorough, easy-to-read book on all aspects of running a fair, ethical, business with many real-life examples of both good and poor choices. This book truly demonstrates how to run a business God's way, putting people first, and with biblical principles about honesty, debt, paying your vendors, and investment and expansion. Mr. Burkett has got me to focus more on investing in and treating right my co-workers, not just my clients.
Giezi
Mar 19, 2016 Giezi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Glory to God for Larry Burkett's life and writtings

I love this book. Mr. Burkett experience and wisdom will allow you will make you understand God's desire for our everyday finance decisions.
Ken Lawrence


I read this with a small group in my church and it provoked some interesting conversations about what it means to be a Christian as a business owner, employer, employee, partner. It was especially helpful since I work in the political arena where "the end justifies the means" becomes a common occurrence.
Scott
Jul 07, 2016 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes we take the expediant instead of the right track - Business By The Book helps to refocus and redirect to the path less taken. In today's marketplace this is an excellent lesson in proper course corrections.
Glyn Williams
Jun 15, 2013 Glyn Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Are a Christian in business? The this is a must have book for you.

Challenging and thought-provoking, and will make you think differently about how and why you do business.
Goodthelife
Mar 13, 2013 Goodthelife rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Gail Cavanaugh
This book contains an excellent discussion on applying th Bible to your business.
Paul Kovatch
Aug 19, 2009 Paul Kovatch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics-money
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Joe Stout
Aug 16, 2012 Joe Stout rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
simply marvelous.
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