|Top businessman uses Jesus’ words as model|
|Written by Staff|
|Monday, 09 March 2009 05:18 PM America/New_York|
For successful businessman Steven K. Scott, the new book The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived: Secrets for Unparalleled Success and Unshakable Happiness From the Life of Jesus (978-1-400-07464-8, $19.95, WaterBrook Press) is a labor of love.
Although the author used principles from Proverbs in his previous book The Richest Man Who Ever Lived (WaterBrook Press), when his publisher subsequently asked him for a follow-up based on the principles of Jesus, he hit a roadblock after compiling two months’ worth of notes.
“(I told the publisher) ‘I can’t write this book,’ ” he said. “Jesus Christ wasn’t about success. He came to redeem man. I cannot dilute His message.”
After praying, Scott felt compelled to write the introduction, which then became the book’s first chapter. As he kept making notes, he woke up in the middle of the night with six words on his mind that encapsulated the ministry of Christ, providing the basis for the book: Meaning, Mission, Message, Manner, Method and Mission Accomplished.
“He did six things that made Him different than any other human being on Earth,” Scott said. “If any one of us does (the) six same things, we would see a much deeper level of fulfillment, and we would accomplish infinitely more in our lives.”
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