Life @ Work director Andrew Laird speaks with Kara Martin about her brand new book about work, "Workship: How to use your working to worship God".
Revolutionary Work is the latest in a long list of recently published books about faith and work. Based on a sermon series by William Taylor, here are three questions we'd like to ask him about it.
"Hooper writes from the conviction that even the most seemingly happy and content people don't have it all if they don't have God. That knowing Him means knowing not just another good way to live, but a better way. Indeed, the best way. He writes to remind those people who do know God of this; don't forget His way really is a better way."
Too many theology's of work are so dense or long that they don’t end up serving the very people who should be reading them - workers! This book doesn’t make that mistake.
Since its publication in 2012, Timothy Keller’s Every Good Endeavour: Connecting your work to God’s work has become the go-to book for those wanting to consider the connection between Christian faith and work. Why is this? What makes it just so good?
What would a theology of work, aimed at children, look like? How can I help? God's calling for kids is one attempt to do just this.
“When you work for Jesus, the allure of making your job the object of your worship fades…Not only that, but you also realise it just won’t do simply to slog through your workday…being blind to God’s purposes and thus not caring about your job”. How to avoid the extremes of idolatry and idleness in your work.
If you've ever found yourself asking "what's the best thing for me to do next?" then you need to read this book. A productivity book...with a big difference.
Do you ever feel like there are gaps in your life, gaps between who you say you are and who you are in reality? Gaps between what you profess to believe and what you actually really think. Gaps between who you are in one setting (say the workplace) and another (say the home, or church). It’s these, and the many other gaps in our lives, that Graham Hooper’s book Undivided: Closing the faith-life gap aims to address.
How much of your daily life matters to God? Obviously time spent reading your Bible and praying does. And God undoubtedly takes an interest in your Wednesday night Bible study and church on Sunday morning. But what about the rest? The ordinary, everyday, nitty gritty of life – paying the bills, commuting to work, dealing with clients, securing the deal – how do they feature in God’s plans and purposes?