God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

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Crossway Books, 2011 - Religion - 176 pages
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Work can be a daily grind--a hard, monotonous set of thankless tasks. In the midst of the ongoing toil, many are plagued by a lack of purpose, confused as to what to do and who to become. And while some of our vocations may seem more overtly meaningful than others', the truth is that most of us work because we have to. It is a means to an end--survival.

Given the enormous amount of time each of us spends working, we would do well to understand our callings and how God works through them.

Here culture expert Gene Veith gives us more than a simple understanding of work--more than a catchy slogan to "do all things for the glory of God." He outlines a spiritual framework for answering questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be a Christian businessperson or a Christian artist or a Christian lawyer, scientist, construction worker or whatever?
  • How can I know what I am supposed to do with my life?
  • What does it mean to raise a Christian family? And what if I don't have kids?

Unpacking the Bible's teaching on work, Veith helps us to see the meaning in our vocations, the force behind our ethics, and the transformative presence of God in our everyday, ordinary lives.

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User Review  - Serge Ethier - Christianbook.com

to be honest, i was hoping for much more than what the book had to offer. The author wrote way to much for what he had to say Read full review

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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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About the author (2011)

Gene Edward Veith (PhD, University of Kansas) serves as the provost and professor of literature at Patrick Henry College, where he also oversees both academic affairs and student affairs. He previously worked as the culture editor of World magazine. Veith and his wife, Jackquelyn, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

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