A few years ago I read a book that has had a deep effect on me as a business person. The book 'Transformation
' by Ed Silvoso has the following outline on its back cover:
Transformation begins with you!
God loves us and has a unique blueprint for our life–but it’s up to us to find it and live it out.
Mingling contemporary stories and biblical anecdotes with practical advice, Ed Silvoso shows how God intervenes in human affairs today to transform people and nations. He also shares five critical paradigms for transformation that are pivotal for change: discipling nations, reclaiming the marketplace, seeing work as worship, being salt and light, and eliminating systemic poverty. In these pages, readers will find extraordinary stories about the power of God working through those who discovered their specific purpose. Then, they’ll be challenged to transform themselves and, by doing so, transform their families, schools, businesses and nations.
Ed Silvoso encourages readers to aim high, knowing that God has entrusted them with great things. “God sees you as a nation transformer
,” says Silvoso. "He has faith in you!"
Ed Silvoso advocates the universal call for all Christians to use their secular jobs as a ministry vehicle for the gospel.
“Today, skylines do not consist much of church spires but of the buildings that house the corporations that breathe life into commercial arteries of a nation
,” explains Silvoso, “it is right there where the kingdom of God needs to be established
.” And he further adds that in order for transformation to take place, change has to come to the marketplace, and marketplace Christians must play a key role.
He points out that there were 40 major supernatural encounters recorded in the book of Acts and interestingly, only one of them took place in a religious setting and the rest happened in the marketplace. Accordingly, this highlights the truth that the Church should not be confined to a building or to a prearranged schedule of meetings - Christians have to be released as ministers in the marketplace.
Please visit Transform Our World
to explore more.
Order the book from Amazon here
(other booksellers are available).
Geoff Knott, 24/02/2016