A Voice to be Heard
Christian Entrepreneurs Living Out Their Faith
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Publisher: IVP Academic
Number of Pages: 228
Width: 21.6 cm
Height: 14 cm
Based on extensive and up-to-date research with 50 top UK Christian entrepreneurs from a variety of business sectors. This unique book demonstrates and explains the history, motivation and contribution that Christian entrepreneurs are making through their work of producing high quality goods and services, promoting Christian values, witnessing to people in business, and giving generously to worthy causes. The book celebrates the work of Christian entrepreneurs but also challenges them, urging them to widen their vision and grasp their role in God's overall mission. It calls on church leaders to recognise, affirm and encourage entrepreneurs in their midst
Based on a survey of Christian entrepreneurs, this is an encouraging book for those who feel called by God to entrepreneurship and for those already on the journey. -- Justin Welby In today's world there are many voices seeking our attention. More often than not they strike a discordant note. In this interesting book we hear the words of Christians who are Entrepreneurs and discover that there is no inherent contradiction there. We also learn that the Bible has a strong entrepreneurial theme throughout. The authors make a good case for their conclusion 'that entrepreneurs have the potential to play a major role in the church's _mission_ '. Turning that potential into reality is essentially an entrepreneurial challenge and is why the voice of the Christian Entrepreneur is one that must be heard. -- Bill Bolton Practical, Biblical, Informative....this book conveys vividly the voices of Christian entrepreneurs and deserves to be read by anyone in business or training for business -- Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach This book is a treasure. Entrepreneurs are a fascinating group of people, and here are the collective insights of 50 of them. Specifically, the book examines the stories of entrepreneurs who are fuelled by their Christian faith, and explores the role of values in the setting up and sustaining of their businesses. From car dealerships to toy stores, the book visits five particular entrepreneurs at work, and reveals their leadership lessons for us all. -- Eve Poole I loved this book. It races through the history and theology of the Christian entrepreneurial tradition. It fills a critical gap. So many Christians think that business is grubby and unworthy. This book, packed with real examples and a substantial current survey of entrepreneurs, challenges this false perception. It makes two points convincingly. Business leaders should be proud of serving society through offering valued goods and services for sale, while behaving as model employers; Christian leaders should be proud of the faith-basis that underpins their motivation. In addition, they should be able to articulate this, clearly, modestly and confidently. This book helps them to do so. I hope it will be widely read. -- Christopher Stephens This book has truth with flesh on. These stories of Christian entrepreneurs recount their struggles, joys and successes (and some failures) but, more importantly, they give us a window into the souls of these men and women. Higginson and Robertshaw have crafted a living document of fifty entrepreneurs who have made a difference in the world, have embodied Christian values in their enterprise, have put in a good word for Jesus when they were able, and have used their profits as stewards-all for the sake of the Kingdom of God. This book is a delicious mixture of story and biblical reflection, placing the challenge of starting and developing a business or enterprise in the context of God's wonderful empowering purpose for his much loved creatures whom he calls to "fill the earth". A truly inspiring read. -- Dr. R. Paul Stevens, Like the entrepreneurs whose inspirational stories this book tells, A Voice to be Heard is a timely gift to the Church. Richard and Kina have produced a well-researched and highly readable book that is biblically grounded, theologically rigorous and refreshingly original. This excellent contribution to the growing literature on Christian entrepreneurs will inform and inspire readers and challenge Church leaders to include entrepreneurs in their thinking and planning around mission. I commend A Voice to be Heard in the highest possible terms. -- Michael Volland,