GCN publishes books designed to help leaders explore the interplay of theology, work, relationships, and economics.
The Scriptural Roots of commerce
First published in 1994 and now used by small groups of business professionals around the world, the Scriptural Roots of Commerce (SRC) is a series that explores a theology of work and commerce. The series is designed to stimulate vibrant conversations about business and economics. Purchases can be made by searching "Scriptural Roots of Commerce" or any of the individual titles below in the Amazon search utility.
Why God Matters -- Explores theological questions about business and and work.
Why People Matter -- Opens insights into the idea that commerce is about people.
Life in the Kingdom -- Develops the theology that work and business can be are purposeful.
Working Together -- Strong relationships are the foundation for strong businesses.
The Meaning of Work -- A robust theology of work, innovation, leadership, and rest.
The Economy of God -- A new perspective on wealth and economics.
Facilitator's Guide -- Practical help for leading small think tanks through the SRC.
Church without Walls, second edition (2018)
Author Jim Petersen's second edition of Church Without Walls offers an exciting vision of the church that pushes beyond the too-small boundaries we've inherited from the past. As Jim demonstrates, the Scriptures provide the freedom necessary for business leaders and professionals to integrate daily work with the purposes of God. Jim provides a framework for bringing authentic hope and friendship into our increasingly postmodern and relationally isolated culture. You can purchase this book from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other book distributors in print and ebook formats.
The Entrepreneurial God (2018)
Written by British business and non-profit leader Donald McGilchrist, this book reveals the entrepreneurial nature of God, giving us a profound model for innovation and developing businesses that make a lasting difference in the world. You can purchase the book in print or ebook formats at this link.
One Another: A Memoir of Faith and Friendship (2019)
Author Ken Lottis shares a remarkable story of building tight-knit friendships among Brazilian business professionals. Written with wit, transparency, and humor, Ken's memoir inspires us to integrate investments in our relationships with daily work. A Portuguese version of this book is also available under the title A Turma: Uma Aventura de Fé e Amizade. You can find the book in both English and Portuguese on the website for Barnes and Noble (barnesandnoble.com).
Wealth and Wisdom (2015)
Written by Jake Barnett, a successful businessman, Wealth and Wisdom provides a practical theological study of capital, economic systems, generosity, and personal finance. Given the confusion about capitalism and socialism today, this is a timely book. The new version, published in 2015, is now available at Amazon in print and digital formats.
More Than Me
More Than Me was published in 2008 by Global Commerce Network authors Jim Petersen and Glenn McMahan, along with Dr. David Russ. This book addresses four character traits which are essential for healthy relationships at work.
On the Job
In this classic book, author Jerry White, a retired Air Force General, delve into ways today's workers can go beyond survival to fulfillment in professional life.