Ten Books on Business and Faithful Practice

I thought as a start of occasional pieces, that I would highlight resources for faith integration within specific disciplines. The lists are not meant to be comprehensive, but I hope will be helpful as introductions within the topic.

This week I thought I would start with the discipline of business, mostly because I have seen a range of announcements from the School of Business in the last few weeks on some wonderful speakers and programs they are sponsoring.

You can find books like these in our catalog primarily under two Library of Congress Subject headings:

Business–Religious Aspects–Christianity
Work–Religious Aspects–Christianity

Alford, Helen J.
Managing as if Faith Mattered: Christian Social Principles in the Modern Organization.

Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2001

Beckett, John D.
Mastering Monday: A Guide to Integrating Faith & Work.
IVP Books, 2006.

Chewning, Richard C.
Business Through the Eyes of Faith
HarperSanFrancisco, 1990

Graves, Steven R and Thomas G. Addington
Behind the Bottom Line: Powering Business Life with Spiritual Wisdom.
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Griffin, Emilie
The Reflective Executive: A Spirituality of Business and Enterprise.

New York: Crossroad, 1993.

Larive, Armand.
After Sunday: A Theology of Work.
New York: Continuum, 2004.

Senske, Kurt Martin
Executive Values: A Christian Approach to Organizational Leadership.
Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 2003.

Stevens, R. Paul
Doing God’s Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace.

Grand Rapids, MI: Wm Eerdman’s Publishing, 2006.

Van Duzer, Jeffrey B.
Why Business Matters to God (and What Still Needs to be Fixed).
Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2010.

Wong, Kenman L. and Scott B. Rae
Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace.
Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011.
(This is part of the excellent Christian worldview integration series and will be an especially good resource for faculty teaching in the School of Business).

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