The Gospel At Work
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About "The Gospel At Work"
Most Christians fall into one of two main problems when it comes to work: Either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mindsets---idleness in work and idolatry of work---are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our employment. In The Gospel at Work, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert unpack the powerful way in which the gospel can transform our work. They answer some of the tough questions that Christians in the workplace often ask, like: What factors should matter most in choosing a job? How should I think about how to treat my boss, my co-workers, and my employees? Is full-time Christian work more valuable than my job? Is it ok to be motivated by money? How do you prioritize---or balance---work, family and church responsibilities? Solidly grounded in the gospel, The Gospel at Work confronts both our idleness at work and our idolatry of work with a challenge of its own---to remember that whom we work for is infinitely more important than what we do.
Meet the Authors
Sebastian Traeger has spent years starting and building various businesses. Recently, he co-founded and serves as the CEO of FiveStreet.com, a real estate tech start-up. Prior to this, he co-founded Razoo.com, a crowd funding site for non-profits; Christianity.com, a software and services company for Christian organizations; and Silas Partners, a web consulting firm. He also helped start Village Phone, a telecommunications company in El Salvador and worked as a management consultant at Dean and Company. He graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University where he also played Varsity Baseball. Sebastian serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C and is on the Board of Guidestone Financial Resources of the SBC. He and his wife, Nikki, have three children, Alex, Wesley and Analeigh.
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There are a lot of good books written on the subject of work and the Christian faith, and this is one of them. This book was written by a pastor (Greg Gilbert) and an entrepreneur (Sebastian), so it is biblical, and practical at the same time. The book's core message is that we can be idle at work or we can make our work an idol, and how the gospel offers us a new motivation for work, i.e. working for King Jesus. Furthermore, it elaborates on issues such as, how to handle difficult bossesco-workers, what does it mean to be a Christian boss, and how to juggle the God-given assignments in life, such as work, ministry and family. Overall, a great book on the subject of work and Christian faith, and greatly recommended for the professionals, and business owners.
It's hard not to compare this with 'Every Good Endeavour' by Tim Keller, but Traeger's addition to the books on work for Christians is a must read. While I would have liked expansion on the biblical theology of work, the great strength of this book is in how it practically applies gospel-centred principles to daily work.