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Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God's Plan For the World

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Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God's Plan For the World

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Short description: In an increasingly competitive and insecure economic environment, we can lose sight of God's plan for work. Gifted communicator Timothy Keller draws on the wisdom in God's Word to show how Christians can bless society through excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace.

Do we work to live, or live to work?

In today's increasingly competitive and insecure economic environment, we often question the reason for work: why am I doing this? Why is it so hard? And what can I do about it?

Work may seem just a means to an end: we do it to earn the money to enjoy life outside the workplace. Here, Timothy Keller argues that God's plan is radically more ambitious: he actually created us to work. We are to work together to make the world a better place, to help each other, and so to find purpose for our lives. Our faith should enhance our work, and our work should develop our faith.

With deep insight, Timothy Keller draws on essential and relevant biblical wisdom to address our questions about work. There is grace available if we have taken the wrong attitude, idolising money and using our careers to glorify ourselves rather than God. This book provides the foundations for a work-life balance where we can thrive both personally and professionally. Keller shows how through excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity and passion in the workplace we can impact society for good. Developing a better attitude to work releases us to serve others humbly, to worship God everyday, and leaves us deeply fulfilled.

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About "Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God's Plan For the World"

Short description: In an increasingly competitive and insecure economic environment, we can lose sight of God's plan for work. Gifted communicator Timothy Keller draws on the wisdom in God's Word to show how Christians can bless society through excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace.

Do we work to live, or live to work?

In today's increasingly competitive and insecure economic environment, we often question the reason for work: why am I doing this? Why is it so hard? And what can I do about it?

Work may seem just a means to an end: we do it to earn the money to enjoy life outside the workplace. Here, Timothy Keller argues that God's plan is radically more ambitious: he actually created us to work. We are to work together to make the world a better place, to help each other, and so to find purpose for our lives. Our faith should enhance our work, and our work should develop our faith.

With deep insight, Timothy Keller draws on essential and relevant biblical wisdom to address our questions about work. There is grace available if we have taken the wrong attitude, idolising money and using our careers to glorify ourselves rather than God. This book provides the foundations for a work-life balance where we can thrive both personally and professionally. Keller shows how through excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity and passion in the workplace we can impact society for good. Developing a better attitude to work releases us to serve others humbly, to worship God everyday, and leaves us deeply fulfilled.
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:Biblical insights applied to today's pressing questions
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Meet the Author

Timothy J Keller

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy. For over twenty-five years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.

He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In ten years they helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller's books - including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God - have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.

Tim was born in 1950, raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.

Tim and his wife Kathy have three adult sons.

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One of those must-reads
5 stars By Tikvah08, Jan 11 2018
In every generation, there are a certain few titles that are classified as 'must-reads'. This is one of them in my humble opinion. The postmodern deconstruction of society's institutions without moral resolution left a generation dry. Technology seemed to give answers, but they were only tools to wield. Coupled with the internal and eternal longing for significance and meaning that pervades each of us to the core, we've been left high and dry when it comes to the high glory of work. We were created for it and designed to honour God through it. A good theology of the idea, which this book provides, will help provide an honest framework with which to interpret issues and answer questions. The most common one I get it "how do I know if this job is God's will?". The answer is... (read this book) =P
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Great Book On Work
5 stars By Ben, Jul 17 2017
This book is an excellent read for Christians who want to think about their work life from a distinctly Christian perspective. Is our 9-5 job simply a way to make money and evangelise colleagues? Or does our work have a deeper connection to God's plan for the world? That's what Tim Keller explores in this book from a biblical perspective. As always, his writing is lucid and clear. It also has a great section on how the Fall relates to the frustrations and difficulties we face in our work life. Very highly recommended.
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Great book on work
5 stars By Angus, Mar 29 2017
For many of us, work is an integral part of our lives, and understanding God's loving intention for creating us to work is vitally important. In this book Tim tackles this supremely well, and provides a thorough look at work, what we find frustrating about work, and how work fits in with the Gospel. Reading this book will equip you to find greater joy and satisfaction in work, knowing that God has lovingly and purposefully created us as beings who work for his glory. Would recommend for anyone who wants a greater biblical understanding of the place of work in our lives. 
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Recommended
5 stars By Luy, Feb 01 2017
Keller refers to biblical principles and discusses that it is possible for Christians to work within society to provide excellence and creativity in the workplace. Keller discusses the difficulties faced by Christians in their working life and in finding meaning at work. Keller argues through biblical principles that Christians have been called to work and that work should both develop and sustain faith.  A well recommended read.
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How to get work-life balance correct
5 stars By Drew, Jan 11 2017
Where does work fit into our everyday life? Are there Biblical precepts for work? How do we use work to honour God and point others to him? If these are questions which you have, this book offers 'hooks' to strategically repurpose work and give you a strategy for using employment to honour God- the one who matters most! 
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  • Catalogue Code 402166
  • Product Code 9781444702606
  • ISBN 1444702602
  • EAN 9781444702606
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication Date Jul 2014
  • Sales Rank #129
  • Dimensions 197 x 129 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.200kg
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