God in the Pits

God_In_The_Pits_cover_350A spiritual journey that is “not preachy,” “poignant,” and received rave reviews from the finance world, while criticized by Christianity Today? You might like to know how that happened.


“Successful traders are few and far between, and fewer still write autobiographies. But the public clamor for insights into the minds of successful traders has placed books such as Reminiscences of a Stock Operator among the bestsellers of all time. God in the Pits deserves to join it…. A dynamic and well written book— a true page-turner. “


“… a refreshing breeze blowing across the misty Wall Street world of dog-eat-dog. Every cynic … needs to read this incredible story…”

Norman L. Geisler

“Ritchie seems to have managed the biblically impossible task of serving both God and mammon. An observant (albeit live-and-let-live) Christian, the author has earned a considerable fortune in Chicago’s rough-and-tumble futures markets. On the evidence of his low-key text, which combines a spiritual autobiography and personal memoir with a rags-to-riches success story, he’s also an extremely rewarding writer…. Obviously aware that his insistence that Christians live up to the teachings of the Master will win him few friends among organized religions, the author pokes gentle fun at true believers and ideologues…. Nor are his oft-expressed views that amateurs should not speculate in commodities calculated to endear him to fellow traders who make fine livings from the public. Another Mark (with the last name of Twain), is said to have remarked on the “calm confidence of a Christian with four aces.” Ritchie has this sort of assurance and more, which he shares in a very special book. “

Kirkus Reviews

“Some people would be surprised, even skeptical, to hear a trader talk about how he found God and about the importance of God in his life. But that is the story Mark Ritchie successfully relates in this poignant and sensitively written book.”

Kansas City Times

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