God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

by Gene Edward Veith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1581344031

ISBN-13: 9781581344035

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Crossway Books

When you understand it properly, the doctrine of vocation—"doing everything for God's glory"—is not a platitude or an outdated notion. This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics, to influencing our culture for Christ, and to infusing our ordinary, everyday lives with the presence of God

Overview

When you understand it properly, the doctrine of vocation—"doing everything for God's glory"—is not a platitude or an outdated notion. This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics, to influencing our culture for Christ, and to infusing our ordinary, everyday lives with the presence of God. For when we realize that the "mundane" activities that consume most of our time are "God's hiding places," our perspective changes.

Culture expert Gene Veith unpacks the biblical, Reformation teaching about the doctrine of vocation, emphasizing not what we should specifically do with our time or what careers we are called to, but what God does in and through our callings—even within the home. In each task He has given us—in our workplaces and families, our churches and society—God Himself is at work. Veith guides you to discover God's purpose and calling in those seemingly ordinary areas by providing you with a spiritual framework for thinking about such issues and for acting upon them with a changed perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581344035
Publisher:
Crossway Books
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Focal Point Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments9
Chapter 1Introduction: The Christian's Calling in the World13
Chapter 2How God Works Through Human Beings25
Chapter 3The Purpose of Vocation37
Chapter 4Finding Your Vocations47
Chapter 5Your Calling as a Worker61
Chapter 6Your Calling in the Family77
Chapter 7Your Calling as a Citizen95
Chapter 8Your Calling in the Church115
Chapter 9The Ethics of Vocation133
Chapter 10Bearing the Cross in Vocation143
Chapter 11Conclusion: Resting in Vocation157
Bibliography165
Scripture Index167
General Index171

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