Richard J. Goossen (Ph.D., Middlesex University) is a serial new venture founder, strategic advisor to high-growth and web-based companies, lawyer, researcher, author, professor and professional public speaker. In the commercial sector, Goossen is senior relationship manager and strategic planning specialist for Covenant Family Wealth Advisors in Langley, British Columbia. Previously, he served as CEO of M & A Capital Corp. in Vancouver. Goossen also spent a number of years at Johnson, Stokes & Master, Hong Kong's largest law firm. In 1987, he was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and voluntarily withdrew his membership in 1993 to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. In the educational sector, Goossen is director of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Transforming Business, a research and development center at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is sessional lecturer at Regent College in Vancouver and former associate professor in the school of business at a Christian university in Canada. In his nearly three decades as a professional public speaker, Goossen has made countless appearances at corporate, academic and faith-based venues in Europe, North America and Asia. Most recently, Goossen started the Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization, a British Columbia-based nonprofit with a vision to become the world's leading organization to equip, connect and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. Goossen has written more than a hundred articles and five books, including ePreneur: From Wall Street to Wiki: Succeeding as a Crowdpreneur in the New Virtual Marketplace.
R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and a marketplace ministry mentor. He has worked as a carpenter and businessman, and served as the pastor of an inner-city church in Montreal. He has written many books and Bible studies, including Doing God's Business, Work Matters, Marriage Spirituality, The Other Six Days and Spiritual Gifts. He is coauthor (with Pete Hammond and Todd Svanoe) of The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography.
The same struggle with divine authority is also represented through the lives of John the Baptist, the Apostle Paul, and other biblical figures. An especially helpful book for Christians who want to develop a serious pursuit of God.
This instructive, practical book explores the meaning of "biblical spirituality," a spirituality rooted in the Scriptures, in the grand story of God.
Writing to promote genuine discipleship and an everyday sense of God's presence, R. Paul Stevens and Michael Green show that biblical spirituality is based on down-to-earth principles meant to foster righteous living -- at home, at work, wherever one is. They highlight the importance of our being in relationship with the Triune God and discuss how we can be worshipers of Abba God, disciples of Jesus, and temples of the Holy Spirit. The book proceeds through the Old and New Testaments, engaging readers with the discoveries and struggles of people of faith from Adam and Eve to those gathered around the Lamb in the new Jerusalem. Stevens and Green focus throughout on how we can truly "live" the Word of God so that our own stories become part of God's great story of love.
Filled with biblical wisdom and a pleasure to read, "Living the Story" is a winsome invitation to follow God wholeheartedly in every dimension of life.