Book Reviews

If you’ve read an interesting book pertaining to Kingdom Business, and would like to submit a book review for publication, please contact rce@regent.edu.

 

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Every Good Endeavor

 

By: Timothy Keller
Book Review by: Schalk Klopper
Timothy Keller’s Every Good Endeavor is a book for working Christians.  We’ve given our entire substance over to Christ and His purposes.  We want everything we do to be done in accordance with His will and for His glory.  We live, move, and have our being in Him.  Yet, for the great majority of us…

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Dead Aid

 

By: Dambisa Moyo
Book Review by: Jason Benedict
Dambisa Moyo is Zambian born economist. She earned a graduate degree from Harvard and a post-graduate degree from Oxford and worked with both the World Bank and Goldman Sachs. In Dead Aid she passionately makes the case that the US$1 Trillion Africa has receive in aid over the last 40 years has not only failed to produce development, but has actually been regressive.

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Work as Worship

By: Mark Russel
Book Review by: LaTasha Anderson
Despite much progress, there still remains a distinct separation between faith and work for many people. Prayer and worship are reserved for Sunday morning church service. The workplace is not viewed as a place where evangelism and discipleship can occur…

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Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations

By: Vishal Mangalwadi
Book Review by: Jason Benedict
Vishal Mangalwadi is one of the better voices of our time on the topic of biblical transformation and this book delivers on its title.  In this work, Mr. Mangalwadi explores the ideologies that made the Western world great and the biblical foundations of these ideologies…

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How Christianity Changed the World

By: Alvin Schmidt
Book Review by: Jason Benedict
How Christianity Changed the World is worthy of the commitment it takes to finish.  In this lengthy work, Alvin Schmidt does an excellent and thorough job of showing how Christianity and the teachings of Christ have changed the world for the better…

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Business for the Glory of God

By:Wayne Grudem
Book Review by: Hanisha Besant
For centuries, business has been associated with negative attributes such as greed, exploitation, dog-eat-dog competition, and corruption. Moreover, businessmen are often imagined to be shrewd, brash and cunning like the Shakespearean character of Shylock…

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George Washington Carver: His Life and Faith in His Own Words

By:George Washington Carver
Book Review by: Jason Benedict

This book startled me! It startled me because it revealed a George Washington Carver that I have never seen in any other history book. It startled me with the poignancy of this man’s life and work. I was startled by the lengths that other biographers would have had to take to tone down his walk with Christ…

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The Mystery of Capital – Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

By:Hernando De Soto
Book Review by: Jason Benedict
This is an interesting book that effectively explains the role of property systems as the conceptual underpinnings of our capital systems and markets. The author shows how the relative inefficiency and injustice of property systems…

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The Richest Man in Babylon

By:George S. Clason (1955)
Book Review by: Jeremiah Koshal
This is an interesting, short and easy-to-read book that describes the principles of becoming wealthy and living a richer life through a story format. The context is provided by the description of the city of Babylon, which is a mixture of grandeur and squalor, of dazzling wealth and dire poverty,

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God is at Work: Transforming People and Nations through Business

By:Ken Eldred
Book Review by: Jeremiah Koshal
A nation’s culture determines its economic success. In his book, God is at work: Transforming people and nations through business,Ken Eldred points out the cardinal role that culture plays before a nation can ever witness economic prosperity. He posits that the most fundamental need for developing nations is not an infusion of capital,…

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Start Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle

By:Dan Senor and Saul Singer
Book Review by: Jason Benedict
Why does Israel have the highest density of start-ups in the world? Why are tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Intel, beating a path to their door? Why are there more companies listed on NASDAQ from Israel than from all of Europe combined? Why have they been able to attract over…

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Victorious Eschatology: A Partial Preterist View

By: Harold R. Eberle and Martin Trench Review
Book Review by: Jason Benedict
I have been long troubled by the impact that popular eschatological teaching has had on the body of Christ over the last two generations. Fundamentalist preachers have been zealous to whip the troops into a frenzy for that last hectic push of evangelism before the trumpet sounds…

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