Business by Design: Applying God's Wisdom for True Success
Business by Design: Applying God's Wisdom for True Success  -     By: Raymond Harris
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Broadstreet Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.53 (inches)
ISBN: 1424557550
ISBN-13: 9781424557554

Publisher's Description

You don’t need to quit your day job to serve God.

Do you find it difficult to work with joy? Do you have a hard time with coworkers? Is your identity wrapped up in your job?

Many Christian leaders struggle to bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular—particularly at work. Raymond Harris addressed this dilemma and found true success as one of the most prolific American architects.

Business by Design draws upon biblical principles and life experiences to help you:
  • avoid the swirl of busyness and develop an eternity-driven mind-set.
  • exceed worldly standards and demonstrate generosity, compassion, forgiveness, and diligence.
  • look beyond your own needs and use profits to promote God’s kingdom.
  • let go of feeling you’re not doing enough for God and recognize your service to Him at work.
The teachings and example of Jesus can transform your professional life and make you more effective in the workplace. Join your faith and work, and discover your ultimate purpose.

Author Bio

Raymond H. Harris is a practicing architect, executive movie producer, and venture capitalist in God’s kingdom. He is the founder and chairman of RHA Architects, which has become one of the largest architectural firms specializing in corporate architecture. The firm was ranked as the #2 retail design firm in America for 3 years.

Raymond graduated first in his class from The University of Oklahoma and was selected as the Outstanding Senior in the College of Architecture. He was selected as the Outstanding Alumni 2013-2014.

He cofounded the Christian Economic Forum, is a founding partner of the Global Cities Movement Day efforts in NYC, and is extensively involved in international sustainable community development projects in Africa and Asia. He serves on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards.

Raymond has authored The Anatomy of a Successful Firm and The Heart of Business previously published. He is also an executive producer for numerous movies distributed by Sony Pictures and Lionsgate. Raymond has hiked all of the Continental U.S. National Parks and served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster.

Raymond and his wife, Marydel are blessed by their four adult children, their spouses and six grandchildren.

Editorial Reviews

Jesus is "not just nice," wrote Dallas Willard the theologian and philosopher, "He is brilliant. He always has the best information on everything." Indeed, in Business by Design by Raymond Harris, we are invited to see the very real-world brilliance of Jesus as it applies to the practical strategy, decision-making, people management, and deeper purpose of business and enterprise. For leaders seeking first-class excellence in both entrepreneurial endeavor and Christian integrity of life, Harris delivers a thoughtful meditation and testimony on what it looks like to apply the profound spiritual teachings of Jesus to the pragmatic, real-life challenges of business endeavor at the highest level.
- Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission

Business by Design is a game changer, but not because it teaches a new business theory. Rather, it is built on the timeless truths of the Bible. It is wonderfully authentic because the author, Raymond Harris, has lived the principles he is communicating. I heartily recommend it!
- Howard Dayton, founder Compass - Finances God’s Way 

Business by Design captures the essence of doing business by God’s Design. Whether working, running a business, or being in a ministry, Raymond articulates these business principles and shares his personal stories that apply in today’s world. I recommend this to everyone working.
- Josh McDowell, speaker and author

Raymond Harris has written a warm and inviting reflection on his forty-year marketplace faith journey. This is a fantastic read!
- Dr. Mac Pier, CEO and founder Movement.Org, author

Brimming with countercultural and actionable insights, Business by Design is a powerful and engaging read. This book is highly-readable and relevant for every type of business or nonprofit context. You will love this book! 
- Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International and coauthor, Rooting for Rivals

Saturated in the Scriptures and filled with practical wisdom, Business by Design is a work of love that will bless your circle of influence. Raymond’s keen insights and personal stories will appeal to both the head and the heart. If you are looking for next steps in how you might be a light in your world, look no further.
- Adam C. Wright, Ph.D., president of Dallas Baptist University

We live in a success-obsessed culture and world. The speed of innovation and sheer amount of information available today can add immense pressure on those trying to achieve in their business endeavors. Where does one turn to do find a solid foundation? How do we measure success? Business by Design builds on Raymond Harris’s lifetime of experience building an architectural firm that’s successful by any definition, and lays out practical, biblical principles that anyone who wants to have a life that counts can depend on. Psalm 37:4 says this: "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." You were designed for success, but success the way God defines it.
- Kevin Palau, Luis Palau Association, author

An outstanding businessman, Raymond Harris is well grounded spiritually, as well as professionally, and has clearly demonstrated his gift of writing. Raymond exhibits this ability by having the skill to paint vivid pictures with his words the same way an artist does with his paints and brush. His book Business by Design is a very useful tool, which provides a guide to the reader on how to balance the cut-throat world of business principles and practices with one’s faith. This is a difficult road to travel, but Raymond, through this work, gives us a roadmap. It is then up to us to determine if we choose to follow it.
- Mike Moncreif, retired mayor, Fort Worth, Texas

Wisdom happens when the truth of God’s Word intersects with the horizontal experience of our everyday life and we respond appropriately. Business by Design is without a doubt one of the best books I have read that models and mentors how to allow the truth of God to transform everyday life on the job into a spiritual and yet successful pursuit. Raymond Harris may be an incredible architect but he is also an inspiring writer. I will be handing out copies for years.
- Mark L. Bailey, president of Dallas Theological Seminary

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