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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Church / Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098321512

Experiencing God In Your Work

Insights and Stories to Help You Connect Meaningfully with God in Your Work

by Joe Carroll View author's profile page

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Experiencing God in Your Work gives inspirational perspectives and practical ideas on how to meaningfully connect with God in the normal flow of everyday work, regardless of the vocation. Part One establishes a critical Biblical foundation for God's overall purpose for work. Part Two reveals critical perspectives about "God's calling" as it relates to work as well as perspectives on why work is hard. Part Three addresses eight important topics on how to practically experience God in work. Each lesson is accompanied by relevant and compelling personal stories, anecdotes, and quotations from both classic and modern Christian thinkers. At the end of each chapter, important discussion questions are provided which makes this book as an excellent choice for personal or group study.
A major "faith – work gap" exists in Christianity. Many Christians encounter a wide spiritual gap between their Sunday worship and their Monday through Friday work experience. Jesus' promise of a full and abundant life seems foreign to most when it comes to their work. Work is the place where people spend the majority of their lives, yet it is the place where God is experienced the least. Furthermore, while the home is the most difficult place to authentically live out one's faith, the workplace is the place where most feel disconnected from their faith. The truth is most Christians have never been exposed to the exciting vision God has for them in their work nor have they had good role models in this arena. The book "Experiencing God in Your Work" reveals God's preeminent purpose for you in your work. Understanding God's purpose will help you in establishing critical work related priorities. The perspectives in this book will also help you establish Biblical values that will guide you in making God honoring decisions on real issues. One of the best parts of the book are the stories. These stories will stimulate your ideas on how to apply the Bible to critical workplace situations or even create new initiatives that will impact people for eternity. The book is specifically designed for small group discussions who want to sincerely integrate their faith into their work.
About the author
Joe M. Carroll is a partner in a prominent commercial real estate company in San Antonio, TX. He is also a real estate investor and received the prestigious CCIM designation for real estate professionals. In 1985, Joe helped co-found Biblical Leadership for Excellence (BLE), a marketplace ministry that encourages and equips men and women to live out their faith respectfully in their work. He currently also serves as the Executive Director for BLE. He has chaired boards in his church, ministry and professional organizations. Joe and his wife, Martha have four grown children and he is the author of "Because Your Heart Matters".