God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

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Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
Crossway Books, 2002 - Religion - 176 pages
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When you understand it properly, the doctrine of vocation--"doing everything for God's glory"--is not a platitude or an outdated notion. This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics, to influencing our culture for Christ, and to infusing our ordinary, everyday lives with the presence of God. For when we realize that the "mundane" activities that consume most of our time are "God's hiding places," our perspective changes.

Culture expert Gene Veith unpacks the biblical, Reformation teaching about the doctrine of vocation, emphasizing not what we should specifically do with our time or what careers we are called to, but what God does in and through our callings--even within the home. In each task He has given us--in our workplaces and families, our churches and society--God Himself is at work. Veith guides you to discover God's purpose and calling in those seemingly ordinary areas by providing you with a spiritual framework for thinking about such issues and for acting upon them with a changed perspective.

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User Review  - Eskypades - LibraryThing

In evangelical Christian circles, you might often hear the encouragement to “do everything to the glory of God,” an exhortation taken from 1 Cor. 10:31. But just what this means or how this is to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Thompson - Christianbook.com

This is a practical and insightful book both for any Christian seeking some direction and encouragement about the meaning within their everyday tasks and responsibilities. Scholarly AND and easy read. Read full review

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Veith is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of English at Concordia University-Wisconsin.

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