A True Story With a Transforming Message!
“The Business Card”, by Dr. Steve Steff, beautifully describes the life changing experience of a successful business owner as he chooses to live out a commitment to God and a love for others. The story captivates the reader’s attention as Dr. Steff interweaves both the story and the emotions of the business owner moving from a casual spiritual walk to a passion and a commitment to his relationship with God, his concern for others, and his embedding of Godly values and truths into every facet of his business operation. The focal point of the story becomes the information the owner puts on the back of his company’s business card that reflects his newly established priorities for his life and that of his company in the form of a Mission Statement and Core Values. The effects of these two statements of truth and commitment transform the owner, his company, their business relationships, and have a rippling effect on untold thousands. The story is told in a captivating manner so that the reader truly experiences a “can’t put it down” feeling. The book is easy to read, flows extremely well, and enables the reader to feel that they themselves are experiencing the transformation. But more important, the reader is given a compelling sense of inspiration to achieve the same type of passion and commitment to their own platform for “loving God and loving others” and for “serving God and serving others”. Dr. Steff strongly succeeds in communicating each one’s need for seeking the eternal values and truths of this life and for recognizing and respecting the importance and dignity of every person. Each chapter concludes with a section of “Reflection”, in which Dr. Steff allows these values and truths to transcend the story itself to give the reader the elements to create their own such story. The business card of the owner had a profound effect on those who encountered it and likewise, “The Business Card” book by Dr. Steff has had and will have profound effect on those who read it. You can not read the book and look at life, business, self, and others the same. They will all have new levels of significance and purpose. As a business owner myself, I am giving a copy of “The Business Card” to all of my staff and to many business associates so that they too may share in this inspiration and worthwhile challenge.
Ron Bowman, Wake Forest, North Carolina