A new book dares businesses to operate by biblical principles
By Emmanuella Ellis
Christian entrepreneurs and business executives are being challenged and shown how to operate their businesses successfully in accordance with biblical guidelines by Joe Greene in his new book, Dare to Succeed: Experience the satisfaction of doing business by the Book.
The long-awaited book is filled with life experiences and humorous stories of how the application of biblical principles can turn a business not only into a profitable venture but a powerful ministry for the gospel. In the book, Joe Greene, a hospital management pioneer and the founder of the CEO fellowship, recounts his decision to resign from a top-level position to start a business founded on biblical principles, the responses he obtained and the principles he gleaned led to success.
"When I left a top position in a Fortune 500 company to start a business that would operate strictly on principles that I gleaned from the Bible, most people thought I was doomed to fail," Greene said of his initial efforts. "Yet no one could tell me exactly which biblical principles wouldn't work for running a company."
Among other principles, Greene recalls a verse in the book of Proverbs which he applied as a business principle in relation to accounting and finance. Based on bible guidelines, Greene’s company grew into a multimillion dollar operation, with his practice eliciting offers from large vendors because of its efficiency in operations and integrity.
“Doing business by the book has proven to work extremely well,” Greene noted.
Greene currently focuses on mentoring corporate executives and business owners on applying biblical guidelines to business principles at the Tennessee-based CEO fellowship founded after his retirement. He has authored a number of books, some of which were produced in collaboration with Greg Webster, the founder and creative director of Webster Creative Group. Including Dare to succeed, more than 20 books such as Dreams and Visions: Is God Awakening the Muslim World? have been produced through the collaboration.
Dare to Succeed is scheduled to release in August 2017 by Birmingham-based New Hope Publishers. However, the book is currently available on Amazon and retails for $16.99. For more information, visit www.DaretoSucceedBook.com.