Item description for Marketplace Memos: Invest Yourself in the Business of God's Kingdom by David Shibley & Jonathan Shibley...
Overview A unique collection of devotional insight and empowerment geared toward making your work and life a much more fulfilled and Christ-centered journey. Maximize your opportunities to advance the work and message of Christ through your everyday life. Don't settle for mundane when God seeks more from you and can give so much to others through your work. Are you ready to make a difference? Are you tired of going through the motions and want to make what you do matter in a divinely eternal way? We have 40 powerful principles to set you on the path to a more enriching life of faith and insight.
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Studio: New Leaf Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN 0892216786 ISBN13 9780892216789
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More About David Shibley & Jonathan Shibley
David Shibley serves as international representative for Global Advance, the ministry he founded in 1990. The author of over 20 books, he has equipped hundreds of thousands of leaders in 65 nations to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
David Shibley currently resides in Dallas Rockwall Rockwall Rockw, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Marketplace Memos: Invest Yourself in the Business of God's Kingdom?
Marketplace Memos Sep 10, 2009
Perfect for : Personal Use, Professional Growth
In a nutshell: Written by a father-son team, this devotional type book has a total of 39 topics that have been broken into three primary sections: True Riches (Thinking Biblically about Money and Wealth), Kingdom Business (Your Marketplace Ministry) and Leaving a Legacy (For Christ, His Commission, and His Kingdom). I found that many of the topics really made me think about my values and beliefs and how I wanted to use them - which to me is exactly what a devotional should do. I like to have my thoughts challenged and stretched so I can learn and (hopefully) become a better person. I think this is a very helpful book, but feel that the information it contains can be more easily implemented by people who work in or own private businesses, rather than the public sector, which often has policies regarding religion in the workplace.
Yes, The Marketplace is the Mission Place! Mar 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.
Real life marketplace wisdom for today's Christian Business Leaders. Mar 11, 2009
Have you ever wondered why you can never find real satisfaction in life? Do you constantly find yourself searching for something that brings genuine fulfillment in life? I've been there too. This book will open your eyes to the one true meaning of why we are here on this earth - to fulfill the Great Commission. Many times we think we have to be a fulltime missionary to carry out God's Greatest Desire, but this is not the case. In this book, Dr. Shibley and Jonathon will introduce you to a Ministry in the Marketplace. They have also presented real and practical principles to get you plugged into God's Kingdom and set you on a path to living a life that is full of satisfaction and excitement.
Challenging you to go deeper with your marketplace ministry Jan 21, 2009
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. In Marketplace Memos the father and son writing team of David and Jonathan Shibley present 39 devotional insights (memos) for business leaders.
Now don't roll your eyes. I realize that many titles on leadership, money and business have been written from a Christian perspective in recent years. Thankfully, the Sibley's 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. Isn't 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 can't wait to share it with others.
The breadth and depth of the topics explored ranges from biblical views of money, using your business as a ministry, charitable giving, eternal rewards, family priorities, marriage, partnerships, networking advice and many more. There are practical nuggets of advice to be mined that are incorporated carefully within the devotional context. Each brief memo, or devotional chapter is two to four pages in length and concludes with an applicable scripture verse (Remember); a concise quote from a Christian thinker or the authors (Reflect); suggested prayer points relating to the topic (Pray); and ways to incorporate and build upon the teachings in your own life (Act).
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 Shibley's 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 Shibley's sharing of scripture will help to correct your mind-set.
Part Two "Kingdom Business - Your Marketplace Ministry" provides the inspiration and encouragement to view your business as a ministry. The Shibley's lead readers into considering how their role in the marketplace can reach others for Christ, finance missions and serve as salt and light in all their business transactions. Part Three "Leaving a Legacy - For Christ, His Commission, and His Kingdom" explores how your life, integrity and contributions to the world can serve as a platform for future generations to launch from.
Short snippets from scripture are sprinkled liberally throughout the text, numbered, and included in the endnotes that provide the entire scripture reference, as well as bibliographic information for other works the authors quote from. In the introduction the Sibley's suggest you read with a prayerful heart, open Bible (you'll need it) and open spirit.
"Expect the Holy Spirit to speak to you as you read. We believe God will give you ideas for business breakthroughs as you read these memos with your spirit wide open to hear from His spirit."
I'm in agreement. I certainly heard from God through this opening of the word in respect to the financial aspects of life. 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.
Encouraging! Jan 3, 2009
This is an inspiring devotional book for "laymen"... those of us who aren't officially "in the ministry." The book is full of encouragement and ideas for how to be effective "ministers" right in the secular "marketplace", if that's where God has put you.