Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation (Paperback)
How does work fit into a meaningful, God-honoring life? For some, the answer comes quickly. Others have a tough time connecting their job to their faith. Are we just to work hard, avoid immorality, and witness to coworkers?
Questions about work should go even deeper.
Does all work really matter? Does it matter equally?
Is being “true to your craft” the same thing as being faithful at work?
How can you use your work to promote the good of your neighbor, mankind, and the world?
The product of twenty years of thought and hundreds of interviews, Work goes beyond historical background and inspiring stories to explain the Bible’s teaching on the nature, glory, misery, and eventual restoration of work. Through our work, whatever it may be, we have an opportunity to love our neighbors as ourselves—and to serve God in transforming his world.
Publication Date: April 2019
Paperback, 248 pages
“The last few years have witnessed a flurry of books that treat a Christian view of work. This is the best of them. Well written, historically comprehensive, theologically informed, exegetically sensitive, this is now the ‘must read’ volume on the subject.”
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Daniel M. Doriani (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School; Research Fellow, Yale University) is professor of theology and vice president at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is the founder and president of The Center for Faith and Work, St. Louis; a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition; and a regular blogger. He was also a lead pastor for fifteen years.