Every Good Endeavor
Connecting Your Work to God's Work
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New York Times bestselling 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 bestselling author of The Reason for God as well as The Skeptical Student in the Encounters with Jesus ebook series, and many others, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers 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 shows readers 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.
How can I do EVERYTHING to the glory of God?
Before reading Keller's book, as a Christian, I had an extremely hard time relating my walk with Christ to anything I did. "What is the purpose? What is the point?" I didn't ask these questions out of some sort of self-anxiety, but out of simply wanting to live as well as possible for the glory of God—seeking to obey the Bible's command to "whether you eat or drink, do it all for the glory of God". Keller unpacks an incredible theology of work that ultimately seems to parallel somewhat with Gabe Lyons' book ("The Next Christians") & Lyons' ministry ("Q Ideas") to be restorative to the world around us, not only to make disciples (first and foremost), but also seeking to cultivate all of life toward an image of the New Jerusalem—when Christ comes again.
If you are looking for an answer to the question, "Why should I do anything at all," and especially the question, "How can I do EVERYTHING to the glory of God," then look no further. This book is brilliant. I don't know why the iBooks store doesn't present higher ratings. God speaks through Timothy Keller, once again. And this book may be my favorite of his.
Now if you'll excuse me, I am going to go mow my lawn...JOYFULLY...for the glory of God. ;)
Keller has a way of connecting everything to the gospel, and this boom is no exception. It's well worth the read.
- Category: Religion & Spirituality
- Published: Nov 13, 2012
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English