I was thrilled for the opportunity to review this book. This subject intrigues me so much, and Malloch didn’t disappoint.
In his book, Malloch discusses the role of faith and spirituality in business, and how those who adhere to the values and virtues of faith, have incredible success not only in their profitability, but also their community and workplace as well. Malloch seems to boil everything down to motive. If your motive is money, you will be forced to cut corners and be a pushover to get to the top, but if your motive is to honor God and better society or the community around you, success will naturally follow.
Over all I loved the book- especially the chapters in which Malloch details a number of virtues such as: faith, honesty, gratitude, perseverance, compassion, forgiveness, patience, humility, courage, respect, generosity, discipline, chastity, and thrift. He talks about how each of these play a role in business and tells many stories of companies who model these characteristics. My personal favorite example was, Truett Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-a, and how he is someone who exemplifies gratitude.
My favorite line from the entire book was in chapter 3 when Malloch discussed the big three- faith, hope, and charity. “You honor God by respecting his image, which is the human person.”
My only drawback to the book was that Malloch spent a great deal of time justifying his position and answering the critic. In my opinion, just lay it out there without the need to defend yourself. I think he did this because he was writing to the general business audience, but I felt like it took away from the richness of the truth he presented.
Overall, a great book, and a great challenge for the Christian trying to compete in a tough market.
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