Every Good Endeavour
Connecting Your Work to God's Plan for the World
By Timothy Keller
The most important book on work and faith since Ken Costa's God at Work (Continuum, 2007). Keller is one of the UK's most popular Christian authors of the moment.
In today's increasingly competitive and insecure economic environment, we often question the reason for work: why am I doing this? Why is it so hard? And what can I do about it? Work may seem just a means to an end: we do it to earn the money to enjoy life outside the workplace. Here, Timothy Keller argues that God's plan is radically more ambitious: he actually created us to work. We are to work together to make the world a better place, to help each other, and so to find purpose for our lives. Our faith should enhance our work, and our work should develop our faith.With deep insight, Timothy Keller draws on essential and relevant biblical wisdom to address our questions about work. There is grace available if we have taken the wrong attitude, idolising money and using our careers to glorify ourselves rather than God. Keller shows how through excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity and passion in the workplace we can impact society for good.Developing a better attitude to work releases us to serve others humbly, to worship God everyday, and leaves us deeply fulfilled.
Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989, and under his leadership the church's congregation experienced unprecedented growth from 50 to 5,000 members. The 'Influentials' Issue of New York Magazine featured Dr. Keller as 'the most successful Christian evangelist in the city by recognizing that young professionals and artists are `disproportionately influential` in creating the country`s culture and that you have to meet this coveted demographic on its own terms.'
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22 Nov 2012
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Hodder & Stoughton
Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians. — Christianity Today magazine
Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him. — Billy Graham
Keller has written a book that should be read by all of us keen to honour God with our employment — KK, Christianity
Working for God is more than mere office-place evangelism or Bible studies; rather it requires an application of the gospel to all areas of our work-life... This is, no doubt, a tremendous challenge to the comfortable — Ranjeet Guptara, Faith in Business