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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
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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.


    6 of 6 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!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Keith W. 06-16-17
    Keith W. 06-16-17 Member Since 2014
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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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    Rob 06-02-17
    Rob 06-02-17 Member Since 2014
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zyvonne Langan 05-02-17
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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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    Susan R. Greathouse 04-03-17
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    "Wonderful book. Practical, applicable insights."

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

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    B. Ursel 02-23-17
    B. Ursel 02-23-17

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    "Good macro perspective on work as God's calling."

    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.

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    JP 02-07-17
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    "God loves every part of you...even your work."

    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.

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    Devon Fink 12-17-16
    Devon Fink 12-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Look at your work in a whole new way!"

    Very deep and insightful study on how we should see look at our work. Do everything as doing it for the Lord!

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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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