The Holy Bible, I seen as a piece of great literature and has, for ages has been a source of divine wisdom. And while most of the followers of the Christian faith take cues from it when dealing with simple human relationships and to wholly understand the binary opposition of Good and Evil, little do its readers consult it for a matter of finance.
The book, “Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance” addresses just that, posing the Holy Scriptures as an authority not only in the spiritual life but also in financial management.
Eruditely written, the book keeps in line with the Word of God despite its appeal to financial prosperity. On top of that, the book also discusses how relationships are a form of service to God, with income being the reward.
The book, “Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance” has a persuasive tone and discusses the following facets:
- How income is God’s rewards for one’s honest toil.
- The value of service, selflessness, change, leadership, and the ability to be able to create professional and personal spaces..
- The importance of focusing on other’s desires and how relationships could be made with them.
- Discusses how readers would be able to change themselves for the better despite hurdles and failures.
Table of Contents
The book’s contents are as divided into what the author calls, “Secrets.”
Secret #1: God Wants Each of Us to Be Obsessively Preoccupied with the Needs and Desires of His Other Children 1
Secret #2: An Infinite God created us in His image with infinite imagination, potential, creative power, and desires 5
Secret #3: Humans Alone Possess the Ability to Transform Themselves 9
Secret #4: The Universe Was Created for Connection 17
Secret #5: Making Money Is a Spiritual Activity 28
Secret #6: Everything Important and Joyful You Have Achieved Has Been in Partnership with at Least One Other Person 35
Secret #7: Focus on Other People’s Needs and Desires, and You Will Never, Ever Be Short of What You Yourself Desire and Need 44
Secret #8: Become a People Person 53
Secret #9: We Love the People Whom We Help More Than We Love Those Who Help Us 64
Secret #10: Life Isn’t About What You Know—It’s About Who You Are 71
Secret #11: In Order to Achieve Success, We Must and Can Build Up Our Self-Discipline, Integrity, and Character Strength 80
Secret #12: Your Authentic Identity Requires Other People 92
Secret #13: Know How Business Works; Understand Specialization and Cooperation 96
Secret #14: Each and Every One of Us Is in Business and Should Act Like a Business Professional 107
Secret #15: Develop All Four Dimensions of Your Life Simultaneously 111
Secret #16: Earnings and Profits Are God’s Way of Rewarding Us for Forming Relationships with Others and Serving Them Faithfully and Effectively 121
Secret #17: Raise the Limits on Yourself and Others by Imposing Boundaries and Structures 128
Secret #18: The Importance of Service Is That You Cannot Lead If You Cannot Follow 136
Secret #19: Vision Is Necessary; Sharing That Vision Is Not Always Necessary 140
Secret #20: The Most Important Organ of Leadership Is Your Mouth 146
Secret #21: Change Is Scary 151
Secret #22: As Painful as Change Can Be, It Often Contains the Seeds of Growth 158
Secret #23: Because Change Is a Constant Reality, Life Is More Accurately Depicted by a Video Than a Photograph 162
Secret #24: The More that Things Change, the More We Must Depend Upon Those Things That Never Change 168
Secret #25: Press Forward Even When the Road Ahead Is Not Clear 177
Secret #26: Do Not Let Your Fear Conquer You—Press On 185
Secret #27: Become Strongly, Even Radically, Open to New Directions, Soft Sounds, and Faint Footsteps 190
Secret #28: Use the Power of Words, Sentences, and Sound 198
Secret #29: Feeling Right About Money Makes You Act Right 205
Secret #30: You Can Best Attract That Which You Best Understand 214
Secret #31: You Must Know Your Money, Which You Must Be Able to Measure and Count 219
Secret #32: Money Is Spiritual 223
Secret #33: Don’t Live Beyond Your Means—Give Beyond Your Means 233
Secret #34: Giving Money Away Makes You Feel Wealthy 238
Secret #35: How You Feel About Yourself Is How Others Will See You 243
Secret #36: Giving Money Away Automatically Connects Us with Other People 246
Secret #37: If There Is No Hebrew Word for Something, Then That Thing Does Not Exist 254
Secret #38: Retirement Is Unhealthy 261
Secret #39: You Can Ruin Today by Planning Bad Things for Tomorrow 265
Secret #40: Retirement Tends to Isolate You 271
Final Thoughts 283
About the Author 285
The book boasts of plenty of positive reviews from both the Christian and the Financial community. The common opinion is that “Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance” etches a place of its own amongst the many financial literacy help books out in the market. It is seen as bold and a spiritual eye-opener. It walks the readers through the Bible’s definition of “abundance.”
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About the Author
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, well-known and respected Torah Scholar, leader, and media personality, is the author of the book, “Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance.” He has also worked as a presidential advisor. He is not a first-time author; in fact, he had already published a book entitled, “Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money” back in 2009. He co-founded the Pacific Jewish Center in Los Angeles. The good rabbi has been named as one of the “Top 50 Rabbis in America”.