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:
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.
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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.
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!
The book itself is a great one to delve into the subject of Work from a Christian Worldview.
Yes! I couldn't stop. I got so much out of the book
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.
Proofing the work is essential!
I enjoyed the macro perspective on work and much of the detail around historical perspectives that have influenced the western attitude on work.
I think I was expecting a big nugget of new wisdom and I didn't feel that was there for me. Hence the four star rating.
Pastor Keller has an amazing, theologically honed mind. This book is clarifying; bringing together the best of those theological traditions that concern themselves with the topic of vocation. He uses poignant and relevant workplace scenarios to ensure that everyone who works is aware of God's passion for them in their work.
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.
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!
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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