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(11 Best Christian Business Books You Need to Read)
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With the vast array of Christian business books available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with where to start. We’ve compiled our list of the best books to get you started. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews). What books would you add to the list? We’d love to hear from you!
1) Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work
Top Christian Business Books // #1
Can being succesful in business be seen as an act of workship (instead of self-interest) Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, believes so. Keller has taught and counseled people of all ages in the art of business for decades. Now he is writing about it.
With passion, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is absolutely relevant to our work lives today. He artfully illustrates that the Christian view of work (to serve others, not ourselves) can provide the basis of a successful professional and personal life. A must read, Every Good Endeavor shows how excellence in the workplace can help others and demonstrate worship.
2) EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
Top Christian Business Books // #2
Dave Ramsey – the nationally syndicated talk radio host and New York Times bestselling author – gives us a gift with his written secrets on how he nurtured a card table in his living room to a multimillion dollar company.
As Ramsey illustrates through his own story, your company is only as strong as your leaders. Are these leaders courageous or indecisive? Are these leaders serving a motivated team or merely managing employees? Are these leaders valued? Ramsey’s time-tested wisdom stands out in a deep pool of Christian business books. Get EntreLeadership today!
3) Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
Top Christian Business Books // #3
Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept to the sea of Christian business books: business glorifies God when it’s conducted in a way that imitates God’s action. Grudem shows readers that all aspects of business (from ownership to financial) glorify God because they are reflective of his nature. Yes, such activities can be abused and perverted as sin, but Grudem knows true Christians will conduct their business in true Christian ways.
A biblically based Christian business book Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business is a thoughtful guide to imitating God during all business interactions.
4) The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
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Top Christian Business Books // #4
In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You Christian business book pioneer John C. Maxwell shares stories about famous business people, including Lee Iacocca, Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Dole. The book is a well-crafted text that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. As you will read in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership true leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned.
5) Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling
Top Christian Business Books // #5
It is time for Christians to stand up and be culture makers, says Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling.
While navigating the dynamics of cultural change, probing the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and providing astute biblical exposition, Crouch shows that creating culture is critical to the whole scriptural narrative. He shows that ultimately, culture making is done in partnership with God’s own making and transforming of culture. This groundbreaking book is a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Buy Culture Making today.
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6) Work As Worship: How the CEOs of Interstate Batteries, Hobby Lobby, PepsiCo, Tyson Foods and More Bring Meaning to Their Work
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Top Christian Business Books // #6
Work As Worship: How the CEOs of Interstate Batteries, Hobby Lobby, PepsiCo, Tyson Foods and More Bring Meaning to Their Work adds an important book to the Christian books on business shelf: stories of respected Christian business leaders today. Mark L. Russell tells readers that the time has to businesses to go beyond money and even this earth. With twelve themes, including leadership, character and ethics, Work as Worship will open your eyes to the spiritual nature and mission of “work.”
7) Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work
Top Christian Business Books // #7
For some people the word “work” represents boredom and blah-s. For, work is the be-all-end-all in life. Whether you’re on either end of the work spectrum (or in the middle) Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work has a lesson for you!
Written by Tom Nelson, the book hits a beautiful balance between theology and practice. This easy-to-read Christian business book outlines God’s purposes for work in a way that will help you make the most of your vocation. Get Work Matters Now!
8) Business By The Book: Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace
Top Christian Business Books // #8
Do you know the Christian business book that you should really be making your business decisions by? It’s the Bible of course.
Larry Burkett’s updated version of the best-selling Business by the Book offers solid (yet radical) principles of business management that go beyond the Ten Commandments. A step-by-step manual of how businesses should be run according to God, this is a book you must have in your library.
9) Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
Top Christian Business Books // #9
In Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory pastor and consultant Tod Bolsinger draws upon his extensive experience guiding churches and organizations through unknown territory.
Bolsinger equips the reader with insights and tools to reimagine what effective leadership looks like in the post Lewis and Clark world. Reading Canoeing the Mountains will set you on the correct path to lead with confidence and courage.
10) How God is in Business
Top Christian Business Books // #10
Philosopher Dallas Willard changed how the world views Christian discipleship. In How God is in Business Dallas artfully weaves together biblical teaching, popular culture, business and spiritual practice. What does this reveal? That God can be a part of all work we do. With a gentle voice, Willard challenges our basic ideas about work, faith and business. He also presents life-changing ways to think about God and business in tandem. Get How God is in Business.
11) Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire
Top Christian Business Books // #11
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire is a provocative book by William Cavanaugh that seeks to answer the question: “Should Christians be for or against the free market and globalization?”
Cavanaugh also discusses how God forms us to both consume and be consumed and illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practices.
(DISCLAIMER: We don’t agree with everything Cavanaugh says, but in the realm of Christian business books, he still offers much wisdom we can learn from). Get Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire now.
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