Business by Design: Applying God's Wisdom for True Success

Business by Design: Applying God's Wisdom for True Success

by Raymond Harris

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You don’t need to quit your day job to serve God.

Do you find it difficult to work with joy? Do you have a hard time with coworkers? Is your identity wrapped up in your job?

Many Christian leaders struggle to bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular—particularly at work. Raymond Harris addressed this dilemma and found true success as one of the most prolific American architects.

Business by Design draws upon biblical principles and life experiences to help you:
  • avoid the swirl of busyness and develop an eternity-driven mind-set.
  • exceed worldly standards and demonstrate generosity, compassion, forgiveness, and diligence.
  • look beyond your own needs and use profits to promote God’s kingdom.
  • let go of feeling you’re not doing enough for God and recognize your service to Him at work.
The teachings and example of Jesus can transform your professional life and make you more effective in the workplace. Join your faith and work, and discover your ultimate purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781424557561
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Raymond H. Harris is a practicing architect, executive movie producer, and venture capitalist in God’s kingdom. He is the founder and chairman of RHA Architects, which has become one of the largest architectural firms specializing in corporate architecture. The firm was ranked as the #2 retail design firm in America for 3 years.

Raymond graduated first in his class from The University of Oklahoma and was selected as the Outstanding Senior in the College of Architecture. He was selected as the Outstanding Alumni 2013-2014.

He cofounded the Christian Economic Forum, is a founding partner of the Global Cities Movement Day efforts in NYC, and is extensively involved in international sustainable community development projects in Africa and Asia. He serves on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards.

Raymond has authored The Anatomy of a Successful Firm and The Heart of Business previously published. He is also an executive producer for numerous movies distributed by Sony Pictures and Lionsgate. Raymond has hiked all of the Continental U.S. National Parks and served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster.

Raymond and his wife, Marydel are blessed by their four adult children, their spouses and six grandchildren.
RAYMOND H. HARRIS, chairman and founder of RHA Architects, is a practicing architect, author, and executive movie producer. In 1983 he established what has become one of the largest architectural firms specializing in corporate architecture. Raymond and his wife, Marydel, make their home in Dallas, Texas, and are blessed by their four adult children and their families.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Preface 1

1 Purpose, Profit, and Success 3

2 Business in God's Economy 13

3 God's Business Theme 25

4 Expressions of Love in Business 36

5 Developing Righteous Character: Who We Are to Become 43

6 Actions that Bear Fruit: What We Are to Do 52

7 Love and Compassion: Demon-Possessed Pigs 57

8 Servant Heartedness: Pick Up the Paper Towels 63

9 Faithfulness: When No One Is Looking 73

10 Humility: Banquet Seating 81

11 Shepherding: Holding the Pen of Your Designer 89

12 Lead by Example: Jesus as the Ultimate Example 98

13 Wisdom: An Apt Word 105

14 Sacrifice: Wrestling Practice 108

15 Obedience: Building on a Firm Foundation 112

16 Acknowledging Christ: Being Unashamed 120

17 Generosity: Poor Woman and Tax Collectors 124

18 Praying, Retreating, and Abiding: Mountaintop Experiences 138

19 Shrewdness: Office Leases and Buying Houses 144

20 Preparation and Planning: Ready for Action 151

21 Unity: Kingdom Divided 157

22 Forgiveness and Mercy: Second Chances 160

23 Reconciliation and Peacefulness: Settle with Accusers 171

24 Diligence and Hard Work: We Are Created for Work 176

25 Excellence: Walking on Water 182

26 Stewardship: The Widow's Coins 189

27 The Ultimate Design of Business 199

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 205

About the Author 207

About Raymond's Company 209

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