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.
|Publisher:||BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
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
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
About the Author 207
About Raymond's Company 209