God at Work: Living Every Day with Purpose

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9780826496348: God at Work: Living Every Day with Purpose

As an investment banker in the City of London, Ken Costa has read The Financial Times and The Bible almost every day for thirty years. But there is a widespread view that God and business just do not mix. The competitive, cut throat demands of the marketplace are seen as the obvious enemy of Christian compassion and love. To Ken Costa the God who created and sustains the world is also the God of the workplace. If the Christian faith is not relevant to the work place it is not relevant at all. Without a value based architecture, the market economy is weak at its foundations. To be a Christian in the world today is therefore not comfortable. We will be left challenged and uneasy as we are constantly prodded by the Holy Spirit to question the ways in which the market economy serves the Christian objectives of justice and fairness. Our task is distinctive as we live our lives as witnesses of the Judaeo Christian values which undergird so much of the market economy. Such sentiments will surprise many people. But this book is packed with surprises. It is also packed with real-life case studies of ethical dilemmas in business which bring the author`s arguments forcefully to life. This book will satisfy a deep seated gap in the literature of business practice. It will appeal to Christians of all denominations but will go beyond that to compel the interest of anyone who takes the Bible seriously, even if they rarely go to Church.

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Ken Costa is The Chairman of Alpha UK and Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa of UBS Investment Bank.

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"The book...'will touch the hearts and minds of anyone in business who wants to act straight.'"
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"My friend, Ken Costa, in his book God at Work shares practical and life changing steps to live out your faith at work and bring glory to God. Outside of your marriage and family, God uses work as a school for character development. You'll experience tremendous joy in letting God work in you and through you at work."

Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church, Author, International Bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life



"A book to regularly return and dip into to be reminded of timeless truths" (Christianity)

"This is an honest, informed and readable book."—Methodist Recorder (Methodist Recorder)

Title mention in the Financial Times, 2007 (Stefan Stern Financial Times)

Given a 5 star rating "The book is full of practical advice illustrated by actual events in the lives of ordinary people"—Book Reviews, Roger Coode (Book Reviews, Roger Coode)

"Costa's book focuses on his personal experience of reconciling a Christian and commercial life" Ruth Ward, Church Times, August 2007 (Ruth Ward Church Times)

Mention in Financial Times, Feb 2008 (Financial Times)

"A book to regularly return and dip into to be reminded of timeless truths" (Sanford Lakoff)

"This is an honest, informed and readable book."—Methodist Recorder (Sanford Lakoff)

Title mention in the Financial Times, 2007 (Sanford Lakoff Financial Times)

Given a 5 star rating "The book is full of practical advice illustrated by actual events in the lives of ordinary people"—Book Reviews, Roger Coode (Sanford Lakoff)

"Costa's book focuses on his personal experience of reconciling a Christian and commercial life" Ruth Ward, Church Times, August 2007 (Sanford Lakoff Church Times)

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