Lou Engle once said “Moses had a burning bush, I had a burning book”. We’ve curated a selection of Christian books focusing on the marketplace that we pray will inspire you in your ministry at work. Every book purchased through our site does a small part to fund our ministry, so thank you in advance for your support!
God at Work by Ken Costa
God calls us to the work we are doing. He’s interested not only in what we do, but how we do it. Yet, finding purpose at work is one of the greatest challenges of our world today. Does my work matter to God? Is ambition good? How do I deal with failure? How do I make difficult decisions? Ken Costa, former banker and the Chairman of Alpha, shares his practical insights and experience gained from more than forty years working in finance. This timeless message, that there is space for faith at work, will truly inspire you to live each day with purpose.
The 9 to 5 Window by Os Hillman
Believers are called to make disciples, but what does that look like for those of us who aren’t called to full time ministry? In his classic work on vocation, Os Hillman shows us the incredible transformation that can occur when we stop viewing work as a means of paying the bills and start seeing it as a means of freeing people from bondage and giving those around us (and ourselves) purpose and meaning in life and work. Using Moses as an example of a person who learned to view his work from an eternal perspective, Hillman shows how we all can experience transformed lives, workplaces, cities, and nations.
Every Good Endeavour by Timothy Keller
In today’s increasingly competitive and insecure economic environment, we often question the reason for work: why am I doing this? Why is it so hard? And what can I do about it? Work may seem just a means to an end: we do it to earn the money to enjoy life outside the workplace. Here, Timothy Keller argues that God’s plan is radically more ambitious: he actually created us to work. We are to work together to make the world a better place, to help each other, and so to find purpose for our lives. Our faith should enhance our work, and our work should develop our faith.
With deep insight, Timothy Keller draws on essential and relevant biblical wisdom to address our questions about work. There is grace available if we have taken the wrong attitude, idolising money and using our careers to glorify ourselves rather than God. This book provides the foundations for a work-life balance where we can thrive both personally and professionally. Keller shows how through excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity and passion in the workplace we can impact society for good. Developing a better attitude to work releases us to serve others humbly, to worship God everyday, and leaves us deeply fulfilled.
God in the Marketplace by Henry Blackaby
Aside from Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby has made his greatest impact by ministering directly to Fortune 100 and 500 CEOs, advising them on how to effectively blend their faith with their business. Out of that ministry’s success comes God in the Marketplace, a book to help everyone from the front desk to the executive suite best experience God’s will in his or her work. Blackaby believes that just as Jesus had businessmen among His original disciples, so may God be calling out businesspeople today in preparation for a worldwide spiritual revival. However, while those in the marketplace may have excellent educations and access to world-class leadership seminars, they often feel inadequate in matters of spiritual influence. God in the Marketplace will help them better understand what the Bible says about integrating their Christian faith with their work lives and provide biblical answers to the common yet difficult questions that are often raised for Christians at work.
Anointed for Business by Ed Silvoso
Every Business Is God’s Business. The notion that labor for profit and worship of God are now, and always have been, worlds apart, is patently false. The Early Church founders were mostly community leaders and highly successful business people. The writing of the Gospels was entrusted to Luke, a medical doctor; Matthew, a retired tax collector; Mark, the manager of a family trust; and John, a food supplier. Lydia was “a dealer in purple cloth.” Dorcas was a clothes designer. Ed Silvoso focuses on the heart of our cities, which is the marketplace. Yet the perceived wall between commercial pursuit and service to God continues to be a barrier to advancing His kingdom. Silvoso shows Christians how to knock down that wall–and participate in an unparalleled marketplace transformation. Only then can we see God’s kingdom invade every corner of our world.
God With You At Work by Andy Mason
God With You at Work will inspire, encourage, and equip you to new levels of partnering with God in the marketplace that you never imagined possible. This book is a training manual for followers of Christ to impart a clear understanding of their calling, anointing and focus and to view their careers as their primary expression for building God’s kingdom. It will help equip marketplace believers to become spiritual and natural leaders, establishing the Kingdom of God in every sphere of influence. If you are longing to get equipped with supernatural power in order to see societies transformed, then this book is for you!