Item description for The Next Level: A Parable of Finding Your Place in Life by David Gregory & Chris Fabry...
Overview read by Chris Fabry
Publishers Description Business degree in hand, Logan enters the immense Universal Systems building and is hired as an organizational analyst -- a trouble-shooter. His job: evaluate the company's five divisions, each on a separate level and each operating on startlingly unique principles. Which set of principles is successful? Why is most of the company's profit generated by one tiny division? What is real profit, anyway? And who is the enigmatic executive that Logan ends up reporting to? Logan engages in a life-changing pursuit for The Next Level-a fascinating parable that will help you answer some of life's most perplexing and vital questions. Joining Logan in evaluating each level's approach, you'll be inspired to consider the big picture of your own life from an entirely different perspective -- one that holds the key to life's ultimate purpose. No matter where you are now, get ready to embark on your own passionate pursuit of The Next Level.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 150.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 5.25" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1598593293 ISBN13 9781598593297
Availability 0 units.
More About David Gregory & Chris Fabry
David Gregory""is the author of the best-selling books "Dinner with a Perfect Stranger" and "A Day with a Perfect Stranger, " the upcoming "The Next Level," and coauthor of two nonfiction books. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning graduate degrees from The University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. A native Texan, David now devotes himself to writing full time.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Next Level: Finding Your Place in Life?
Quick read, but deeper than you would think Sep 27, 2008
David Gregory, author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, weaves a modern parable in which a young man, Logan, is hired directly by a large company's CEO to analyze the problems within each level of the organization. There are five different levels, and when Logan correctly identifies the problem on one level he is promoted to the next.
The five different levels represent five different types of human spirituality. There is no religion spared, from agnostic to fundamentalists. Gregory artfully portrays the pros and cons of every major religion, including Islam, Hinduism, and Evangelical Christianity. I found the level on evangelicals hilarious and enlightening. It was interesting to hear Christian slogans twisted into business terms, and made me realize how often we turn Christianity into just another motivational tool.
Gregory's analysis of what is "profitable" to God is genius. He has woven a masterful tale that is also a quick read. It will make you pause and ponder whether your intentions are your own or for God's purposes.
Originally posted at http://scandaloussanity.blogspot.com
your place in life Jun 5, 2008
Mr. Gregory writes this novel (a spiritual allergory) using Corporate America as his setting. Its interesting how simple to read that it is but how truely complex the ideas are that he wishes the reader to feast on. As you read along, you get it and see elements of how you felt in a certain position, place etc and then you are renewed because the truth is where you are today is not the end. You can always do better
Deceptively Deep May 3, 2008
This is the third book by David Gregory I have read. Not better than the other two but just as good. He has an amazing gift of taking complex theological problems and reducing them to very readable, even humorous, parables. Those familiar with contemporary Church movements will probably soon recognize this one as an allegory of the "emerging church". The different floors (levels) in the Company new employee Logan is experiencing are recognized (later rather than sooner, in my case)to represent different types of world views: 1) Secular, 2) Ritualistic, 3) "New Age", 4) Evangelical - Mega Church, 5) "Emerging Church". These are my opinions; Gregory leaves explanation of the parable to the reader. I had thought at 1/2 way through to give it a 4. However, on reflection, decided it deserves a 5. Quite an accurate and compact essay comparing the common current views of life.
READ THIS FOR BOTH YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE!!! Apr 16, 2008
This book is a masterful combination of HR and our walk with God. The depth of this power-packed little vitamin is astounding to contemplate. As someone who has come out of the office world and taken a brief stint into management, I want to tell both my former employer (a pastor of a large church) and friends that are in various stages of their Christian life about this book. It is an amazing work of fiction that all of us can relate to and be transformed by if we take the truth of it to heart.
Interesting and thought provoking Mar 28, 2008
Logan is looking for a job that provides wealth, advancement, and will please his father. A tall order. At Univeral Systems he's given the job of Organizational Analyst. He thinks his interview is strange, but the company is worse. There doesn't seem to be any order or reason for some of the company's policies. But in his search for answers, he reaches decisions that change his life forever. As Logan advances up to each level, the reader will recognize problems in his or her own spiritual life. If you liked Dinner With A Perfect Stranger, you'll want to add The Next Level to your collection.