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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.

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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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Another TK winner!

This is one of those books to read once a year. So uplifting and grounding in a way few other authors can do. 5-stars!

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Most Don't Realize.....

Most people do not realize that one's work is actually a gift from God, and that specifically a Christian shows where s/he is at on their spiritual path (for good or bad) by how seriously they take their jobs. The author, Tim Keller, makes the reader aware of the importance of demonstrating diligence and excellence in our occupations as a way to worship God. I couldn't put the book down! I loved this book, very motivational!

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Helps connect God with our jobs!

This book is a great and informative read. I recommend to everyone. It helps to answer how your job can help with God's work, how to look at the world of jobs as a whole and how to incorporate even non-believers. My view on my job is completely transformed.

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insightful

Tim Keller gives challenge and breaks some misunderstanding look at work and God. Well done.

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Vital l truth for living out the gospel

So well thought out and Scriptural . Practical, applicable, enlightening. Hoping my whole family wool read and study this book.

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This book made me think very differently about my work in a great way!

The story of our lives determines how and why we do our work. The author really opened my eyes about the value of work and how big of a gift it is from God. There is so much good stuff in the book that I will have to listen to it a few more times.

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Every graduate should read this book

Fantastic treatment of how doing your work is itself the calling God has brought you to.

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Wonderful book. Practical, applicable insights.

Really enjoyed this book and the thoughts about living for Christ at work. highly recommended.