Further Reading

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Blanchard, Kenneth H., and Sheldon M. Bowles. Gung Ho! New York: William Morrow, 1998. A delightful story of a struggling business that is turned around against all odds by unleashing the enthusiasm and untapped performance capacities of its employees.

Briner, Robert A. The Management Methods of Jesus. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996. Jesus, the manager? Bob Briner cites fifty-two ways Jesus' example teaches us superior business practices.

DePree, Max. Leadership Is an Art. New York: Doubleday, 1989. The former chairman of Herman Miller, Inc. offers practical gems of leadership in a short, highly readable (and memorable) format.

Diehl, William E. The Monday Connection. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Diehl was manager of sales for Bethlehem Steel for thirty-two years. His book shows us how to make the connection between faith and the workplace.

Overman, Christian. Assumptions That Affect Our Lives. Chatsworth, Calif.: Micah 6:8, 1996. The foundations of Western thought are traced back to two opposing traditions: the ancient Greeks, who fathered secular, human-centered rationalism, and the ancient Hebrews, who carried forward God's revelation. The legacy of these views profoundly affect our approach to business and occupations today.

Peabody, Larry. Secular Work Is Full-Time Service. Ft. Washington, Penn.: Christian Literature Crusade, 1974. Drawing primarily from the example of Daniel in the Old Testament, Peabody's book proves that there is no scriptural authority for the belief that serving God in business is any less spiritual than serving God in full-time ministry.

Pollard, C. William. The Soul of the Firm. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1996. An inside look at Servicemaster through the eyes of its CEO reveals a vital emphasis on the individual worth of the firm's 200,000 employees.

Rush, Myron. Management: A Biblical Approach. Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books, 1983. Rush, a consultant and management trainer, provides biblically based help on a variety of key management issues.