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Every good endeavor : connecting your work to God's work
2012
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Author Notes
Timothy J. Keller was born in 1950. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1972, a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1975, and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1981. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and served as a pastor in Virginia for nine years. He is founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York. He has written several books including Grace Changes Everything, Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just, and The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, which won awards from World Magazine and Christianity Today. His title, Preaching: Communicating Faith in a Skeptical Age, made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ was published in October 2016. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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Young adult fiction
Religious
Topics
Christian life
Passion
Emotions
Faith
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Summary
New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. <br> <br> Tim Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God , has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere.<br> <br> With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work--that we work to serve others, not ourselves--can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship--not just of self-interest.
Table of Contents
Foreword    Katherine Leary Alsdorfp. 11
Introductionp. 18
Part 1God's Plan for Workp. 31
1The Design of Workp. 33
2The Dignity of Workp. 44
3Work as Cultivationp. 54
4Work as Servicep. 64
Part 2Our Problems with Workp. 81
5Work Becomes Fruitlessp. 83
6Work Becomes Pointlessp. 98
7Work Becomes Selfishp. 113
8Work Reveals Our Idolsp. 129
Part 3The Gospel and Workp. 153
9A New Story for Workp. 155
10A New Conception of Workp. 183
11A New Compass for Workp. 198
12New Power for Workp. 226
Epilogue: Leading People to Integrate Faith and Workp. 242
Notesp. 254
Acknowledgmentsp. 285
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