What Does God Know About Business?
Making the right decisions in tough times
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An autobiographical account of the writer’s walk in faith.
In his moving testimony on the ways each of us can incorporate God into our lives, South African business leader Nico van der Merwe offers a message of hope in this inspiring book. The writer shares numerous practical examples from his life on how to counteract what he calls the “red lights on the dashboard of life”. The examples he shares include how to handle tough times, fear, lust, materialism, pride and burnout as well as how to live debt free by capping one’s lifestyle. This story of one man’s journey aims to encourage readers to trust God in their lives and in their business.
Those looking for practical guidelines to some of life’s most pressing questions of faith will find how to develop a meaningful walk with God as they endeavour to make the right decisions in tough times. The book also emphasises the importance of quiet time, which the author suggests provides the key to cultivating a meaningful relationship with God.
Within three months after the launch of the book in South Africa, more than 1 000 copies were sold by word of mouth alone.
About the Author:
During his 30 years as a Christian businessperson, Nico has learned to trust God, and now shares his amazing experiences and encourages ordinary folk as well as business people to trust God in their lives. Nico was named South Africa’s Fedlife/Ernst &Young Business Mover of the Year 1996, and was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for his lifelong service to the deaf by the University of Pretoria.
He and his family have developed a chain of Ear Institutes in sub-Saharan Africa and their company is the leading hearing healthcare service provider in Africa. He is also the founder of the Foundation for Children with a Hearing Loss in Southern Africa as well as the unique Eduplex School in Pretoria where deaf children learn alongside normal hearing children, without sign language.
What readers say:
“This book is absolutely relevant for the times we are in and has greatly influenced the lives of many of my friends that I shared the book with.” Colla Kruger, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria.
“This book has changed my life! Now for the first time I know how to hear God’s voice.” Johan Scheepers, Die Wilgers, Pretoria.
Devoted Editor’s comments on this book:
Do not be negatively influenced by the title of the book! This book has made a big impact on me and helped me through some tough times.
The writer uses his own life experiences as a person (and especially as a businessman) to offer insightful lessons that can improve a person’s life. It exposes human resilience, kindness and faith in an engaging life story that will keep you glued to the pages.
This book is sure to change a person’s life at more than one level. It is a book than everyone should read – not just business people. It will inspire you to excel, to become a better person and to live the best life you possibly can. And most of all, it inspires you to do things in faith and to rely on God in good times and particularly during times that you do not see the light at the end of the tunnel. ( - Gerda Potgieter )