The Love of Business
Publication Date: October 02, 2018
Number of Pages: 224
Dimensions: 8.50 × 5.50 (inches)
Most Christians in business have never been taught how to bring the gap between the sacred and the secular. They feel a call to ministry without realizing that business can be their ministry.
Drawing upon Jesus’ parables from the Gospels and stories from life experience, The Love of Business will help any aspiring Christian business leader who desires to find true success in the kingdom of God.
The Love of Business will help you to:
- Develop a kingdom-minded, eternity-driven mind-set.
- Love God and others (the golden rule) in the marketplace.
- Apply God’s economics and righteous character in business, leading to generosity, compassion, forgiveness, and diligence.
- Explore what Jesus said about business and keys that unlock success.
- Implement God’s upside-down kingdom principles.
- Learn godly uses of profit to promote God’s kingdom.
In 1983, he established what has become one of the largest architectural firms specializing in corporate architecture. The firm was ranked as the number two retail design firm according to McGraw- Hill's Architectural Record magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Raymond graduated first in his class from The University of Oklahoma and was selected as
the Outstanding Senior in the College of Architecture. He is a Board Member of The
University of Oklahoma College of Architecture and he was selected as the Outstanding
He co-founded 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 the New York
Leadership Center and Pine Cove Camps boards and previously served on the boards of
Crown Financial Ministries, OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission
founded in 1865) and Student Mobilization Ministry.
Raymond authored The Anatomy of a Successful Firm (corporate publication) and The
Heart of Business (NavPress, 2013).
He is also an executive producer for three movies October Baby, Woodlawn, and I Can Only
Imagine distributed by Sony Pictures and Lionsgate.
Raymond has hiked all of the Continental U.S. National Parks and served as a Boy Scout
Scoutmaster receiving the National Boy Scout of America Silver Beaver Award. Raymond
and Marydel are blessed by their four adult children, their spouses and six grandchildren.