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Every Good Endeavor

Connecting Your Work to God's Work
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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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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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!

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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.

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game changer

I've always been curious as to ways to incorporate faith and work, this book was hitting on cylinders. Definitely I life changing book that will be in my personal library and life references.

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  • SAN BERNARDINO, CA, United States
  • 02-16-19

Excellent!

A vital topic, good narrator, we're to do all things as unto the Lord...Colossians 3:23!

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A blessing

A true blessing to the faithful, thinking and diligently working Christian. A great quick read

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Keller does it again...

Keller does it again in his work Every Good Endeavor. Keller debunks what many people believe to be true about how to incorporate your christian faith into the workplace. He is thorough, articulate, intelligent and motivating as always. The chapter near the end on "common grace' blew my mind and answered questions i have had for years about the idea of non believers having success and being more moral than believers. Its a must read if you love Tim Keller like I do!

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Fantastic Book

I enjoy Tim Keller's sermons on YouTube but hadn't read any of his books. I've been recently going through a career crisis and deciding where to go in my late 20's. A good friend and deacon of my church recommended this book.

He did a fantastic job putting many issues in a context that's easily digestible. The narrator did a great job as well. Although I would've personally enjoyed hearing Tim read it.

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Excellent!

I spent today listening to "Every Good Endeavor, Connecting Your Work to God’s Work" by Timothy Keller as audiobook. It is very good! It has given me perspective. It has corrected me, filled me up and given me much to consider. It has answered some of my pondering and has been very instructive. I have yearned for a thoughtful theological and philosophical discussion about current practical issues and this gave that to me. It has pulled me out of the trench and given me a broader overall view of that which I have been struggling with most. Discussion of God's design, purpose, society, theology and philosophy in plain language. Good stuff. I am grateful!

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Deeply Insightful and Grounded

Recommended read for both Christians and non-Christians who think about why they do what they do. Narrator does a good job of conveying just the right amount of emphasis to avoid being monotonous yet still remain completely objective in his narration.

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Great book

Loved it! It will definitely challenge your view of work. I hope you read and wrestle with it.