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Every Good Endeavor Audiobook

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller shows how God calls each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers.

In a work world that is increasingly competitive and insecure, people often have nagging questions: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it?

Tim Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times best-selling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than 20 years. Now he puts his insights into a book for listeners everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such pressing questions as:

  • What is the purpose of work?
  • How can I find meaning and serve customers in a cutthroat, bottom-line-oriented workplace?
  • How can I use my skills in a vocation that has meaning and purpose?
  • Can I stay true to my values and still advance in my field?
  • How do I make the difficult choices that must be made in the course of a successful career?

With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller explains that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work - that we work to serve others, not ourselves - can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship - not just of self-interest.

©2012 Timothy Keller (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    David 01-08-13
    David 01-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen for the working individual!"
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    Timothy Keller effectively teaches listeners how the gospel affects every part of their work life. Before this book I knew very little on how I should relate the gospel to my job, but after listening I now feel encouraged and empowered to work for God in everything I do. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who seeks to serve God through their work.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia 01-19-15
    Virginia 01-19-15
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    "Great Book - lots of mistakes in the Audio version"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I got the audiobook to follow along with my Kindle book. I take in more when I am reading and listening simultaneously. The book is great!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    The book itself is a great one to delve into the subject of Work from a Christian Worldview.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes! I couldn't stop. I got so much out of the book


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Unfortunately, there are several places that the narrator mis-reads the text. Some of the places were simple little mistakes that make no difference in the way the passage is interpreted. But a few places were glaring errors that completely change the meaning of the passage. NOT GOOD.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Proofing the work is essential!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Blanche 09-12-16
    Blanche 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing perspective on work in light of the Gospel"

    Awesome read! Very helpful in understanding the theology behind work. In all vocations whether arts or business or science. highly recommended if you want to understand why and how to work as a Christian without being involved in work that is directly ministry related.

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    Amazon Customer 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Exceptional"

    What a tremendous gift to anyone who wants to learn how the Gospel plays out in all of the varied stewardship of life, especially pique work.

    This books a year!

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    Tom S. 02-28-16
    Tom S. 02-28-16
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    "Very Helpful"

    This is a very good start. Need a trained life coach to help personally apply.

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    Michael F. Gibney Whitehall, PA 09-30-15
    Michael F. Gibney Whitehall, PA 09-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent and need book on biblical values on work"

    I enjoyed how Tim Keller confronted a subject that in "grace based" churches that is sometimes ignored. How we work shows the grace we have received. Listen to it!

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    Demario Tucker 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Must Read!!!!"

    This book was absolutely amazing!!! This book will be read time after time in my household. It totally articulated what I have felt and sensed the last several years! Absolutely amazing!!! Connect faith and work supported by scripture! Revelation happened as I read. Thank you!

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    A. Mason 09-06-15
    A. Mason 09-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent foundation for faith At work"

    Last chapter the best of the work beneath the work. Also loved the context of how the gospel applies to ALL realms.
    Excellent resource I will be recommending.
    Andy Mason - director of Heaven in Business and author of God With You at Work

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    Joyce Wang 07-29-15
    Joyce Wang 07-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This book is a MUST read"

    This book is a good read for people of any vocation. It redeems vocation, provides commentary on traditional-post-modern thought, gives specific examples of how to function as a Christian in several vocations, and directly/indirectly gives reasons to believe in the gospel. Energizing for anybody (not just Christians) who is lacking motivation to push through another day of the grind, seeking worth, and/or trying to identify their own calling.

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    Matt 06-25-15
    Matt 06-25-15
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    "Good read"

    I felt that the latter part of the book was better than the beginning. He had a lot of great points in the book.

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