This is a book for business men. It is not a book of sermons. It was written for those interested in the early beginnings of business....
Some of the subject matter of this little volume is projected against the historical backgrounds of Biblical narratives. With all due reverence for the Great Book, the Biblical characters mentioned are reflected in the light of everyday life, as men who shared in their day the common life experiences of mankind, just as we share them in our world today.
-from Business Men of the Bible
This delightful and enlightening little volume of sermons reminds us that much of what we take for granted in the modern business world-from secretaries to labor unions, from the weekly payroll to planned economies-were not our inventions but concepts with roots that go back to the beginning of time.
By looking at contemporary economic woes, which can seem wholly modern and intractable, through the prism of the worlds of ancient workers-the farmer, the merchant, the architect, the builder, the engineer, the artisan, the physician, the politician, the teacher, and others-Muir reminds us that the solutions are within our grasp... but that modern technology is not necessarily the answer.
This is a timeless work of business philosophy.
JAMES C. MUIR also wrote The Spade and the Scriptures.