Templeton has also written what he considers the spiritual secrets of his success, and he shares these in the book’s 200 short chapters. Although a professing Christian, Templeton mainly refers to "natural law," principles of ethical living derived from the universe’s laws. Scripture figures prominently, but so do the sayings of such non-Christians as Buddha, Marcus Aurelius, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although the book has much general wisdom for business and daily life, it’s questionable whether it’s appropriate for a Christian retail store, since the words of the Bible are treated equally with those of other religious traditions.

April 1, 1997