The Fourth Frontier (Life@work Series)
The typical American spends 80,000 to 100,000 of his or her best hours at work. For many, those hours are spent without a sense of purpose, meaning, or passion. But it doesn't have to be that way. For followers...
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The typical American spends 80,000 to 100,000 of his or her best hours at work. For many, those hours are spent without a sense of purpose, meaning, or passion. But it doesn't have to be that way.
For followers of Jesus, work is not just something we have to do. It's an opportunity to enter into deep participation in the life and work of the living God--a vital, unique, and powerful dimension of an abundant life in Christ. But many followers of Christ are uninformed or misinformed when it comes to what the Bible teaches about work.
Through extensive research, consulting, mentoring, and interviewing, co-authors Thomas Addington and Stephen Graves have found that few followers of Jesus realize how much the Bible has to say about all the decisions, dilemmas, deals, and duties inherent in everyday work. From handling change to handling trauma, from creating a strategic plan to managing a staff dispute, from establishing travel policies to dealing with a dishonest supervisor, biblical truth is relevant, applicable, and discernable in workplace issues.
The Fourth Frontier is for you if you're longing to:
Understand God's personal calling for your life. Experience a sense of satisfaction and a God-connection to your job. Use your God-given skills for His kingdom while you're at work. Feel passion, peace, and purpose about your time between 8 and 5. Avoid the fears and anxieties that strangle joy for most employees. Create a supportive synergy between your family and your work life. Feel balance in all areas of your life.
Followers of Jesus need not live fragmented, imbalanced, frenetic lives of conflicting demands and polarized priorities. Embark on a journey into The Fourth Frontier and embark on a journey of learning what it means to live a Christ-centered life of devotion, integrity, stewardship, and rest-and learning to be salt and light in the workplace and the world.
Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington are the cofounders of Cornerstone Group, a consulting firm specializing in change management and strategy, and they are the cofounders of "The Life@Work Journal," a magazine that blends biblical wisdom with business excellence.
Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington have been business partners for over a decade. They founded Cornerstone Group Consulting and the Life@Work journal, speak regularly in business, ministry, and academic settings, they publish frequently, serve on national boards, and they are active in coaching leaders toward the finish line. Both hold a doctorate, both are deeply devoted to their families, and both love the never-ending challenge of meshing real life with the message of Jesus. They are the authors of Life@Work on Leadership, Behind the Bottom Line, and Clout (all from Jossey-Bass).