This 3-part book gives a theological background for understanding our experience and approach to work. It shows how work was created by God, cursed by the Fall, and redeemed by the gospel. Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City is home to the Center for Faith & Work, a leading voice in encouraging and equipping the saints to live into their vocations.
Frankl’s unique perspective as a psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor has made this one of the leading work-related resources over the past half-century. When all was taken from him, Frankl discovered the deepest realities of meaning and the power of the human will. His perspective on life, faith, and the meaning of work were all shaped by the tragic events he witnessed and experienced.
The gap between “Church life” and the “Real life” seems to be ever-widening. Nelson wants to remind everyone that the majority of our lives is not lived in a Sunday worship service and that God never intended for all of our Spiritual activity to take place within brick-and-mortar Church buildings.
The 20 chapters of this book are 20 Biblical testimonies of faithful work. The Scriptures are filled with stories of work and yet we tend to over-Spiritualize and de-humanize these stories of vocation. Stevens takes us through the entire Bible, all genres and eras of salvation history, so that we can see how prevalent work is in the life of faith.
As a contemporary pastor in the Pacific Northwest, Comer offers a relevant and timely message about what it means to be human. Comer places our human narrative between the Garden of Eden and the Eternal City while speaking practically as to how we are to live and work as divine image bearers.