NOTE: see lists below with recommendations by various sites. (some overlaps)
At Integra USA.org (all annotations theirs)
God is at Work By Ken Eldred Hardcover, 365 pp Successful entrepreneur (founder of overnight computer product supplier Inmac) and dedicated Christian Ken Eldred takes a hard look at how God is transforming people and nations through the emerging missions movement called “Kingdom business.” This book provides a comprehensive review of Kingdom business—what it is, how it’s done, and who’s doing it well. Eldred’s personal experience, as well as other Kingdom business efforts around the world, highlight this integrated missions movement, a unique combination of missions, successful business practices and economic development.
Learn why Christian business people are uniquely equipped to address poverty, a disease that afflicts millions around the world. Discover the colorful two thousand-year history of business as a missions vehicle. Meet those engaged in exciting Kingdom business ventures today—even in areas mostly closed to the gospel. Get a vision for “transforming people and nations through business.” God is at Work is a must-read for Kingdom-minded business people, development workers, pastors, missionaries, students—anyone who wants to see God at work transforming the world.
Note: The work of Integra Ventures is highlighted several times in God is at Work, along with the many other organizations working effectively in this field. purchase
Serving Two Masters? by C. William Pollard Harper Collins, 2006, Hardcover, 288 pages Bill Pollard is former Chairman and CEO of the ServiceMaster Company and a current member of Integra’s Board of Reference. During his leadership, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the number one service company among the Fortune 500. ServiceMaster was also identified as a “star of the future” by the Wall Street Journal and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most respected companies in the world. In 2004, Pollard received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics at Notre Dame.
In Serving Two Masters? he draws upon his own spiritual and practical insights—and those of other business and thought leaders—to show readers that principles of faith and smart business practices are not mutually exclusive, but can unite to strengthen corporate culture and lead to extraordinary financial success. Pollard has worked in the business world long enough to know that money has the power to distract and tempt anyone away from God, family, friends, integrity and anything else they may stand for. He challenges his readers to not just “balance” or “juggle” issues of profit, business and faith, but to truly learn how to allow them to work together, resulting in success in all areas and a powerful sense of purpose and drive. The book includes fifty-one brief inspirational messages Pollard gave throughout his 25 years at ServiceMaster. By focusing on key issues such as integrity, team building, fair wages, forgiveness and mercy, work as worship, profitability, facing tough times, leading by example, and modeling community, Pollard clearly and boldly answers questions about integrating an authentic life of faith with smart business practices. He not only examines how a company can honor God and simultaneously make a profit, but he proves that the “bottom line” should not always be top priority for businesses. Each message provides practical insight and sound advice for anyone who has wrestled with integrating their faith into the world of work and profit.
While many believe that principles of faith and business will inevitably clash, in Serving Two Masters? Pollard provides case studies and inspiring real-life stories of companies and individuals successfully pursuing profitable business endeavors while remaining faithful to glorify God in all that they do. purchase
The Soul of the Firm By C. William Pollard Hardcover, 176 pp In his book, The Soul of the Firm, Chairman C. William Pollard explains the reason behind the enormous growth and success of ServiceMaster: its commitment to honor God and the development of its people. Based on his years of service, Bill Pollard uses examples from ServiceMaster to show leaders how to turn the workplace into a vibrant environment for a successful business. purchase
The Entrepreneur’s Creed By Merrill Oster and Mike Hamel Hardcover, 225 pp This thought-provoking review of 20 successful Christian businesses will stimulate your thinking on how to effectively integrate your faith with your work. The book is filled with encouraging stories of business owners who have sought to live out their faith in the marketplace. One chapter features the business of Integra board member and founder Bob Fulton. buy
On Kingdom Business By Tetsunao Yamamori and Kenneth A. Eldred Hardcover, 352 pp More than one quarter of the world’s people have little or no opportunity to hear the gospel. While few of the unreached care to investigate the claims of Christ, they are concerned about their own economic advancement. This is an opportunity for the gospel. On Kingdom Business proposes a new model for using business in missions: kingdom entrepreneurship. Kingdom entrepreneurs are “job-makers,” starting for-profit businesses of all sizes—real businesses that meet real needs. On Kingdom Business provides a conceptual foundation for kingdom entrepreneurship and explores its contemporary development using case studies of kingdom businesses and reflecting on the lessons kingdom entrepreneurs have already learned.
C. Neal Johnson and Steven Rundle, Business as Mission: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice. 2009.
Working Your Way to the Nations, edited by Jonathan Lewis.
Business As Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered by Tom A Steffen, Mike Barnett – 2006 – 324 pages
Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God by Michael R. Baer – 2006
Dedication Address: The Mission of the Christian Business Man by William Richardson White, Wiley D. Rich, Emerson O. Henke – 1961 About this book
Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions by Steve Rundle, Tom A. Steffen 2003 – 204 pages … Missions Features & Benefits- Shows how globalization has created missions opportunities for Christian companies- Written jointly by an economist and a … – About this book –
Model of Business and Evangelism: A Model Combining Business and Evangelism ... by Donn G. Ziebell – 1993 – 480 pages
On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies by Tetsunao Yamamori, Kenneth A. Eldred – 2003 – 349 pages – About this book
Outreach in the Workplace: Mission to Business by Hans Booij, Ruth Booij, Leigh Wilson – 1995 About
Tentmaking: Business As Missions by Patrick Lai – 2005 – 432 pages It provides a unique viewpoint on missions sharing proven workable alternatives to conventional missionary life.Tentmaking provides an important and much … – About this book –
Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life by Michael Novak
Business As Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered by Tom A. Steffen and Mike Barnett (Jan 1, 2006)
Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God by Michael R. Baer (Sep 1, 2006)
Business As Usual in the Mission’s Enterprise? by Tom A. Steffen (Dec 2000)
Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions by Steven L. Rundle and Tom A. Steffen (Dec 2003)
Innovation In Mission by Jim Reapsome (Feb 1, 2007)
Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul by John D. Beckett
On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies by Kim-Kwong Chan, Clem Schultz, Sonia Chou, and Ken Crowell (Jul 28, 2003)
Tentmaking: Business as Missions by Patrick Lai (Sep 1, 2005)
The case for a tentmaking ministry by Marvin J Miller (1978)
Transform the world: Biblical vision and purpose for business ; the businessperson’s handbook for understanding and practicing business as missions : manual one by Sharon Bentch Swarr (1999)
Working Your Way to the Nations: A Guide to Effective Tentmaking by Jonathan Lewis (Dec 1996)
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