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Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance


PRAISE FOR Business Secrets from the Bible

"Rabbi Lapin’s first book, Thou Shall Prosper, is one of the most eye-opening, mind-blowing books I’ve read in the past decade. I’m so excited that he’s now turned that same meticulous biblical lens toward our view of business. I read everything Rabbi Lapin writes!"
--Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

"Making real money is not what will allow you to do the right things; it is the result of doing those right things in the first place. Rabbi Daniel Lapin teaches what those right things are in this bold and eye-opening book that takes readers through the forty steps of Biblical abundance."
--Glenn Beck, #1 bestselling author of Miracles and Massacres and founder of

"No one makes a more passionate, persuasive case than Rabbi Daniel Lapin for applying the timeless wisdom of Scripture to the timely challenges of modern life. This wise, wonderful book helps point the way to productivity and peace of mind for individuals as well as society at large."
--MICHAEL MEDVED, Best-selling author of 5 Big Lies About American Business, speaker, and host of the nationally syndicated Medved Radio Show

Eternal wisdom for present-day professionals

For thousands of years, the Bible has guided its enthusiasts in all their endeavors, and finance is no exception. With his knowledge of ancient Jewish wisdom, Rabbi Daniel Lapin has extracted 40 business secrets from the pages of humanity’s most trusted volume. In Business Secrets from the Bible, the Rabbi teaches these timeless truths with clarity so you can apply them to business and beyond.

In this book, Rabbi Lapin explains how business is a way of measuring our interactions with others, and how the Bible guides us to serve them for mutual gain. Only by unifying business, relationships, and spirituality can we achieve lasting financial and personal success. If you focus on business and hard work but can’t understand why you aren’t more successful, this book is for you. Business Secrets from the Bible will gently take you from confusion to abundance in forty simple steps.

RABBI DANIEL LAPIN is a respected Torah scholar, Jewish leader, radio and television personality, presidential advisor, and author. With radio host Michael Medved, he co-founded the Pacific Jewish Center in Los Angeles. Newsweek named him as one of the top 50 rabbis in America. Rabbi Lapin is the president of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and has been the headline speaker for hundreds of companies, organizations, churches and synagogues and was the keynote speaker at the Congressional bi-partisan opening of the 106th Congress in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Buried Treasure, Thought Tools, and America’s Real War. He and his wife, Susan, live on Mercer Island, WA where they homeschooled their seven children.

Introduction xi

Secret #1: God Wants Each of Us to Be Obsessively Preoccupied with the Needs and Desires of His Other Children 1

Secret #2: An Infinite God created us in His image with infinite imagination, potential, creative power, and desires 5

Secret #3: Humans Alone Possess the Ability to Transform Themselves 9

Secret #4: The Universe Was Created for Connection 17

Secret #5: Making Money Is a Spiritual Activity 28

Secret #6: Everything Important and Joyful You Have Achieved Has Been in Partnership with at Least One Other Person 35

Secret #7: Focus on Other People’s Needs and Desires, and You Will Never, Ever Be Short of What You Yourself Desire and Need 44

Secret #8: Become a People Person 53

Secret #9: We Love the People Whom We Help More Than We Love Those Who Help Us 64

Secret #10: Life Isn’t About What You Know--It’s About Who You Are 71

Secret #11: In Order to Achieve Success, We Must and Can Build Up Our Self-Discipline, Integrity, and Character Strength 80

Secret #12: Your Authentic Identity Requires Other People 92

Secret #13: Know How Business Works; Understand Specialization and Cooperation 96

Secret #14: Each and Every One of Us Is in Business and Should Act Like a Business Professional 107

Secret #15: Develop All Four Dimensions of Your Life Simultaneously 111

Secret #16: Earnings and Profits Are God’s Way of Rewarding Us for Forming Relationships with Others and Serving Them Faithfully and Effectively 121

Secret #17: Raise the Limits on Yourself and Others by Imposing Boundaries and Structures 128

Secret #18: The Importance of Service Is That You Cannot Lead If You Cannot Follow 136

Secret #19: Vision Is Necessary; Sharing That Vision Is Not Always Necessary 140

Secret #20: The Most Important Organ of Leadership Is Your Mouth 146

Secret #21: Change Is Scary 151

Secret #22: As Painful as Change Can Be, It Often Contains the Seeds of Growth 158

Secret #23: Because Change Is a Constant Reality, Life Is More Accurately Depicted by a Video Than a Photograph 162

Secret #24: The More that Things Change, the More We Must Depend Upon Those Things That Never Change 168

Secret #25: Press Forward Even When the Road Ahead Is Not Clear 177

Secret #26: Do Not Let Your Fear Conquer You--Press On 185

Secret #27: Become Strongly, Even Radically, Open to New Directions, Soft Sounds, and Faint Footsteps 190

Secret #28: Use the Power of Words, Sentences, and Sound 198

Secret #29: Feeling Right About Money Makes You Act Right 205

Secret #30: You Can Best Attract That Which You Best Understand 214

Secret #31: You Must Know Your Money, Which You Must Be Able to Measure and Count 219

Secret #32: Money Is Spiritual 223

Secret #33: Don’t Live Beyond Your Means--Give Beyond Your Means 233

Secret #34: Giving Money Away Makes You Feel Wealthy 238

Secret #35: How You Feel About Yourself Is How Others Will See You 243

Secret #36: Giving Money Away Automatically Connects Us with Other People 246

Secret #37: If There Is No Hebrew Word for Something, Then That Thing Does Not Exist 254

Secret #38: Retirement Is Unhealthy 261

Secret #39: You Can Ruin Today by Planning Bad Things for Tomorrow 265

Secret #40: Retirement Tends to Isolate You 271

Final Thoughts 283

About the Author 285

Index 287