Succeeding in Babylon: Rise to the Top in a Strange Land
What Are People Saying?
“Rocco Dapice's Succeeding in Babylon will revive the wonder of your workplace. Clear and concise, it is a must read for employees and employers alike.”
-Attorney David Gibbs III
Christian Law Association, Author of Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terry Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us (Bethany House)
"Let me just say, I loved Rocco Dapice's Succeeding in Babylon. In clear, relevant terms he outlines how Christians can not only survive but how they can excel in a work-a-day world. Whether you're an employee or an employer, this book is for you. It's so full of pertinent, real world encouragement and direction, you'll want to read it more than once.
Novelist and conference speaker, author of Frantic, Scream, and more (CharismaMedia)
“Succeeding in Babylon is where the rubber meets the road for anyone serious about living out their faith and receiving the blessings of obedience. Much needed advice for every believer—Rocco’s teaching and entertainment skills deliver the medicine with a spoonful of sugar. Wherever God has placed you to work, your light will shine brighter if you read this book!”
President/Founder, Acts of the Word Ministries
“In Succeeding in Babylon, Pastor Rocco Dapice encourages readers to understand the stories of David, Joseph, Daniel, and Mordecai through his inspiring interpretations analogous to society today. By referring to modern occurrences and personal experiences, Pastor Dapice enables people to vicariously live scene by scene through this extremely well-written treatise.”
-Donald C. Cantwell
Music Educator, Recipient of the Berklee/IAJE (formerly International Association for Jazz Education) John LaPorta Outstanding Jazz Educator Award, 2008
Excerpt from the Introduction:
Does the word work sound like a prison sentence to you? While you work, do you plot creative escape strategies? Do you feel like you’re doing time to procure a pension? Do you occupy your designated cell in quiet desperation? Do words such as work, labor, job, or career sound as melodious as a cursing jailbird?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you are bound by the shackles of work—but you’re not alone. Many American adults are sentenced to live out a 40-hour (minimum) workweek for 40 or more years, without bail. (Most prison terms don’t last that long.) But there is hope. This book is the answer to your prayers for parole.
Succeeding in Babylon isn’t a get-rich or wealth-management book—the literary market is sated with them already. It isn’t another slick and buzzy prosperity publication, a starchy religious tome, or something written exclusively for rich guys, CEOs, or one elite enclave of the workforce. This is a distinctly biblical, yet intensely practical book that will inform, inspire, and instruct all classes of employees, regardless of age, gender, or collar color. Succeeding in Babylon is a down-to-earth, fun-to-read, how-to guide that can renew your joy on the job and help you take your faith to the marketplace. This book will reach out and pull you up—no matter what rung of the labor ladder you’re standing on.