The greatest networker in history was Jesus Christ. Beginning with a team of three close friends and a dozen followers, He created an organization that today has over 2 billion members.
Jesus networked for a single purpose: to introduce people to the kingdom of God. No product, service, or personal friendship can meet the needs of people more completely than ushering them into God’s rule. Jesus used networking to deliver to humanity the highest level of service that anyone has ever offered.
Regardless of your line of work, adopting the Jesus style of networking can take your life and career to a new level. By networking His way, you can achieve greater success in your career or professional life.You can enhance your personal life through building more and better friendships.You can find more significance in your life by ratcheting up the level and breadth of service you provide to others. Learning to network like Jesus will help you make the most of your life for God and for others.
The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus is scheduled for release from My Healthy Church on August 1, 2013. Watch for it on Amazon.com.
What People are Saying . . .
Not very often do we find world-class business executives and the world’s leading theologians agreeing about the same book. Here’s what several business leaders and theologians are saying about The Kingdom Net . . .
“I wish that I’d had this book when I was starting my career. I also wish that I’d had the incredible networking tools available today. Joe does a remarkable job integrating them into what is a very old set of success principles.”
founder of Classmates.Com, CEO of RedWeek.Com
“A mesmerizing look at the power of The Kingdom Net to set captives free from bondage, re-bind them in missional relationships, and defrag a fragmented world.”
best-selling author of Viral: How Social Networking is Poised to Ignite Revival and Professor at Drew University and George Fox University
“Relationships and the networks that connect them are the foundation of every successful business. The quality of these relational networks with customers, employees, leaders, vendors and suppliers determine success or failure. In The Kingdom Net, Joe Castleberry connects the time-proven networking strategy of Jesus Christ with today’s society in a way that’s a must-read for every business person, leader, or follower of Christ.”
Co-founder of Excellent Cultures, Inc. www.excellentcultures.com
“I found myself captivated and unable to stop reading and learning. This is a life-changing book that will drive people to maximize God’s calling on their lives.”
President, Norpro, Inc.
“Written by a gifted networker, this engaging book combines sound theory, exemplary models, and practical advice. Unlike many self- help books on building networks, Dr. Castleberry challenges us not to develop our skills in networking to serve our own agendas and draw people into our programs, but to practice networking for the sake of advancing God’s interests in this world and drawing people into God’s net.”
—David de Silva
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek,
Ashland Theological Seminary
“Our horizontal relationships have vertical consequences. In The Kingdom Net, Joe Castleberry frames the optics for a Christ- centered, kingdom-collaborative networking apparatus that will exponentially enrich all aspects of life. Dr. Castleberry equips us with practical engagement tools poised to catapult our families, ministries, professions, and lives into new heights of effectiveness and efficiency.”
—Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Hispanic Evangelical Association
“Since we were undergraduates together back in the 1980s, I have watched Joe Castleberry grow as a leader and a man of godly integrity. Joe, as his recent book unpacks, takes the trendy concept of networking and explores its biblical roots. Collaboration for kingdom purposes is the way God has called us to lead, and this book will help show you how.”
—Dr. Barry H. Corey
President of Biola University
“Joseph Castleberry has written an engaging, informative, and accessible book for laypeople and especially aspiring professionals. But scholars and theologians ought not overlook it. The Kingdom Net provides a kingdom-and-network christology, ecclesiology, and missiology. All anticipating the coming reign of God ought to read this book.”
Dean and J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, School of Divinity, Regent University
“How did we ever miss the task of doing theology of NETworks— having read this book it seems so obvious! Joe Castleberry’s passionate book is not only a creative missiological-theological study but also a hands-on practical guide into the best biblical insights of how to connect with people for the sake of the kingdom. The NETvalue of this primer is immense!”
Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary and Docent of Ecumenics, University of Helsinki, Finland