"This is a remarkable book. Two street-smart business professionals grounded in a contemporary holistic biblical theology have demonstrated that income-producing businesses managed by 'kingdom professionals' can play a central, essential role in extending Christ's kingdom worldwide. Rundle and Steffen have plowed much-needed, new ground for all who take the kingdom seriously."
James F. Engel,
coauthor, Changing the Mind of Missions
"The original publication of Great Commission Companies by Steve Rundle and Tom Steffen was a seminal breakthrough that stirred--no, catapulted--a whole new generation into an understanding of how Christian-led businesses can be used by God for kingdom building in a hurting, needy world. "This revised and updated version is equally powerful. It takes the entire genre of literature on the Business as Mission movement (BAM) another bold step forward, in three highly significant ways: First, it explores the unparalleled opportunities for Christian mission through business that have resulted from globalization; second, it makes a convincing case (which is counterintuitive to most Christians in the pews) for Christian support of international trade; and third, it gives an unprecedented ten-year perspective on GCCs that are actually doing the Lord's work on the field. "Rundle and Steffen have hit a home run and it will be required reading for all of my young Christian entrepreneurial students who want to do mission through business."
C. Neal Johnson,
professor of business and management at Hope International University and author of Business as Mission
"Business as Mission (BAM) is a global movement with a major focus on the Arab world and Asia. Rundle and Steffen's book gives a most helpful introduction to BAM, identifying key issues, clarifying key terms and conveying important lessons learned. This book is essential."
senior associate for Business as Mission for the Lausanne Movement and the World Evangelical Alliance
"Steve Rundle has done more research on the emerging phenomenon of Business as Mission (BAM) than virtually any other academic leader. This updated edition of Great Commission Companies adds welcome dialogue on the basic definitions of this still-new movement, the things that unite and divide it, and the huge potential in what he calls the 'promise and peril of kingdom business.' With new case studies, Rundle and Steffen expose us to even more applications of BAM which will, I think, encourage even more exploration and experimentation in the field. GCC is part of my core library of recommendations for anyone wanting to learn about God's plans for business."
Michael R. Baer,
entrepreneur, BAM practitioner and author of Business as Mission (YWAM Publishing)