Taylor University Professor, Dennis E. Hensley, award winning author, lecturer, and esteemed writing mentor steps into the 21st century with Jesus. His new release, Jesus in the 9 to 5 is a story wrapped within a fantasy that captures readers from the opening line, “Jesus Christ walked into Decker’s Bar and Grill…”
Listen to Dennis Hensley’s dramatic YouTube reading of the first chapter: Pete Fishers Meets Jesus in Decker's Bar & Grill
Instead of a “play on words” Hensley uses a “play on miracles” to tell an imaginative tale of a carpenter who hires an alcoholic to manage his “Tree of Life Furniture Company” startup. However in this story, wine turns into water instead of water into wine and a $50 bill is found in a fish’s mouth at Decker’s Bar and Grill instead of biblical coins. Then there's another man who gets a job offer he can’t refuse who just happens to have a brother who's a tax man for the IRS.
Entertaining, fast-paced and written with razor-sharp wit, readers also find practical business insights, tips on communication and answers to meaning-of-life questions. The clever, masterful storytelling brings laughter, smiles and nods of recognition at the application of familiar Bible parables to 21st century problems.
Join Jesus as he recruits and hires new personnel (laugh-out-loud funny), sets up training and quality control systems, confronts employee theft, sets long range goals and teaches how to “close a sale.” Hensley’s original and fresh account, unlike anything I’ve ever read, grips readers and doesn’t let go until the last page is turned. And even then the witty quips, comparisons and humor are repeated to friends and loved ones for days afterward.
The books’ rich wisdom and intriguing insight makes it an instant classic, while its entertaining value is a plus ten on a scale of 1 to 5. Writers will especially appreciate Hensley’s interview with The Verbal Edge - Jesus in the 9 to 5, Dennis E. Hensley. Part. 1 and The Verbal Edge - Jesus in the 9 to 5, Dennis E. Hensley. Part 2
“Doc” Hensley considers this novella, what he calls a “fact-vella,” the “best book of his life.” I agree one thousand percent and can’t wait for the sequel next year! The take-away value leaves readers smiling and talking about Jesus long after the book closes. This would make an excellent gift for a friend, business associate, loved one or unsaved friend.
Jesus in the 9 to 5: Facing the Challenges in Today's Business World, by Dennis E. Hensley, AMG Publishers, 2013, 192 Pages, 978-0899571799, $14.99
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