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5 Stars Out Of 5
March 19, 2009
Finally a book that helps marketplace people move beyond seeing themselves primarily as financial providers for the church and into seeing themselves as part of an army of Great Commission minded business leaders impacting others and the nations for Jesus Christ. In these turbulent economic times, Marketplace Memos by David and Jonathan Shibley presents a biblical economic worldview and provides sound biblical counsel and insight to help business people prosper and become a powerful force to transform and disciple nations. Marketplace Memos has answers for today's Christian entrepreneurs. It destroys the myth of the division between sacred and secular and business being separate and apart from ministry. This book is truly a work of excellence and can help unleash and maximize the impact of Christian businesspersons in the marketplace. With its breakthrough revelation, we feel it will also be a powerful tool to affect and transform the "business mountain" for the kingdom of God.
Jesus calls us to glorify His name across the earth and in all spheres of life. His Lordship extends over individuals, families and into the domain of business. Indeed, with a reported 2,000 verses dealing with how we acquire and use money and possessions, Christians should be sitting up and taking note of the ways in which we acquire and steward the blessings God gives us. I realize that many titles on leadership, money and business have been written from a Christian perspective in recent years. Thankfully, the Sibleys have written a title that goes far beyond basic leadership advice, best practices, and business tips. They boldly venture into the core of your relationship with Jesus, challenging both experienced and aspiring business leaders to place their walk in faith at the forefront of their lives.The teachings offered are sound and biblical; as such they expand into all areas of life. I found many of the topics explored were also relevant to my own life and ministry to my family and children. Isnt that the beauty of scripture? It speaks to us where we are in life no matter our situation. In a like way Marketplace Memos spoke deeply into my own life I cant wait to share it with others.Marketplace Memos is divided into three categories of devotional insights. Part 1 True Riches Thinking Biblically About Money and Wealth presents a balanced, accurate viewpoint of money, its uses, and guidance on avoiding entrapment. The Shibleys steer the straight and narrow as they avoid slipping into either the popular prosperity movement teachings or into asceticism. If your view of money veers strongly into one camp or the other, the Shibleys sharing of scripture will help to correct your mind-set.Continually focused upon Christ, His Kingdom and the Great Commission, business people will be challenged by Marketplace Memos to dig deeper and go further in their faith.
David and Jonathan Shibley have penned a wonderful devotional-type book in Marketplace Memos. I love the look and format of this book. It challenges the reader with memory verses, prayer focuses and suggestions to live out the concept of each 3-page devotional reading. The subjects are pertinent to our times and faith in Christ. This is a terrific book.
Marketplace Memos is a wonderful book written by a father-son team to encourage those that work in business and are under the everyday pressures that come with working in the marketplace.In a tough economy, this book is excellent and gives encouragement, biblical principles and practical insights to Christians who want to be "Kingdom Catalysts" in the marketplace. Each memo addresses a practical theme, especially written for businesspersons. There are three sections in Marketplace Memos and they are True Riches, Kingdom Business, and Leaving a Legacy. At the end of each memo there is a Scripture for meditation through out the day, a maxim for reflection, a guide for prayer, and a call to action.This is one that I highly recommend and I cannot wait to give it to my husband as a gift. I know he will be blessed as much as I was. Run out and get your copy!