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Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God's Plan for the World Paperback – 22 Nov 2012


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (22 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1444745166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444745160
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,140,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Timothy Keller is senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan: and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God. He is also author of Counterfeit Gods and The Prodigal God book, film, and discussion guide.

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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)

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Do we work to live, or live to work?

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Hopkins on 13 Dec. 2012
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In this volume, Tim Keller turns his focus to the world of work. His assessment is rooted in a Biblical understanding of the essential goodness of work which is contrasted with the burden it has become in a fallen world. These two themes are drawn together and brought to resolution in a deep understanding of the Christian gospel. Keller draws on the theme of idolatry as expounded in Counterfeit Gods: When the Empty Promises of Love, Money, and Power Let You Down, but also introduces new themes most noticeably that of common grace - God's goodness to all humanity.

This is a rich book with many insights to digest. For anyone who wishes to get to grips with the meaning and purpose of work or views their own work as unrewarding or all-consuming, this book will prove a welcome aid to a greater vision of work in the context of the Christian gospel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pablo Fernandez on 18 April 2013
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Some of the best material I have read so far on the topic of work and its place in God's creation.
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By J. DOUGLAS VINE VOICE on 27 July 2014
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Christian scripture gives us hope for all of life. For all of our lives including our workplaces, despite frustration, they are to be places of formative spiritual hope in the face of pursuing vocation in this world. So here Keller considers the nature of work, how sin messes up work, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ relates to work. Everyone has the experience of imagining accomplishing things but being incapable of producing them. Without God, all our best will never measure up, but with God our work can be part of bringing about the future healed world.

While others have written more scholarly defences of the theology of vocation, Every Good Endeavour is the most accessible book integrating a distinctively Christian perspective to our daily work. Moreover, Keller winsomely speaks to non-Christians who are trying to make sense of the frustrations and pleasures of their working lives.

Keller begins with God’s plan for our work: The idea that work preceded the Fall, that work gives dignity to humankind, and that work allows us to cultivate the created order such that others are served. Keller also relates our vocation to the gospel doctrine of justification by faith alone.

We labour in the certain hope of redemption, and of a new heavens and new earth. Keller goes on to address how to biblically steward the responsibility, authority, and power that might come from a job well done. It’s what follows next that I think is most potent, as Keller deals with how our work lives reveal our most deeply held and pervasive idols, as different cultures have different idols.

There is a powerful revelation that the Christian worldview helps us make sense of our work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stratocaster on 4 Mar. 2013
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Good theological base and great practical insight. Some of the theology is a bit deep at times but the message and its application is clear. Great book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 May 2013
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Very good and insightful book on the subject of work. Very helpful to read for every Christian who has a secular job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dennis P. Allen Jr. on 6 July 2013
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This is a book full of wisdom, and I profited from it! I urge others that seek wisdom to read it too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Barker on 5 Feb. 2013
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the traditional understanding of vocation (to serve) is very different from the modern one 'self fulfillment'.

This book is well written - readable - useful for those who are working or even needing encouragement when not working or thinking through what to do. Good to get such a broad view of the topic.
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By ropa on 9 Mar. 2014
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The books gives great advice about how to approach work. Very useful at clarifying the reason for work, both at the personal and collective levels. I'd recommend it for all people: young people who haven't begun their careers and need guidance; or seasoned professional who'd like to figure out the relevance of their jobs or careers
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