Jobs Lost, Faith Found: A Spiritual Resource for the Unemployed

Jobs Lost, Faith Found: A Spiritual Resource for the Unemployed

by Mary Lindberg

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Overview

Companionship and strategies for job seekers

Millions of people become unemployed every year, yet when job loss happens to us, we typically feel completely alone and often lost, ashamed, and afraid. No one knows how to comfort us when we lose our job. Unlike other griefs--when someone can say, "I'm sorry for your loss"--joblessness leaves family, friends, and acquaintances awkwardly searching for words.

Jobs Lost, Faith Found is for those who feel alone due to job loss. It is also for those who offer respect, companionship, guidance, and resources to the unemployed.

Mary C. Lindberg, pastor, chaplain, and spiritual director, draws on her family's experience of unemployment and the wisdom of many others, including sages from Scripture and the Christian tradition, to help readers discover a sense of worth and purpose on their way to a new job. She offers prayers, insights, Bible stories, and reflections to light the way during this time of uncertainty and wandering.

The path toward hope will be your own, but the ideas, reflections, and strategies in this book will get you started on your journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506427393
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Living With Hope
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mary C. Lindberg has served the church as a parish pastor, hospital chaplain, magazine editor, and curriculum writer. She has worked for a Seattle organization that provides housing and services for people in need. She experienced unemployment when the school district she taught for made cuts and her husband lost his computer job. She is a trained spiritual director.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 Dealing with Our Feelings about Job Loss
Chapter 2 Thinking about Why We Work
Chapter 3 An Alphabet of Spiritual Tools to Cope with Job Loss and Job Search
Chapter 4 Ten Questions to Help You Get from Here (No Job) to There (Job)

What People are Saying About This

Chaplain Volunteer - Emily Austin

"I recommend Jobs Lost, Faith Found to anyone encountering unemployment and looking to turn it into a meaningful time of heightened faithfulness. It offers practical tools for the ups and downs and fears encountered during this time of instability and transition. It is a hope-filled, grace-filled resource!"

From the Publisher

"For those who find themselves in the wilderness of job loss, this book provides comfort, guidance and hope--assuring us God is with us, even when everything else we've counted on crumbles. Part practical guidebook, part devotional resource, this beautifully written book offers the wisdom of others who have walked this path before us, questions for journaling and reflection that invite us to work through the losses and opportunities that accompany this experience, and a richly researched selection of prayers and Scripture to sustain us on the way." -- Marcia Bates, Family Therapist, Lutheran Counseling Network

"I recommend Jobs Lost, Faith Found to anyone encountering unemployment and looking to turn it into a meaningful time of heightened faithfulness. It offers practical tools for the ups and downs and fears encountered during this time of instability and transition. It is a hope-filled, grace-filled resource!" -- Emily Austin, Chaplain Volunteer


Family Therapist, Lutheran Counseling Network - Marcia Bates

"For those who find themselves in the wilderness of job loss, this book provides comfort, guidance and hope--assuring us God is with us, even when everything else we've counted on crumbles. Part practical guidebook, part devotional resource, this beautifully written book offers the wisdom of others who have walked this path before us, questions for journaling and reflection that invite us to work through the losses and opportunities that accompany this experience, and a richly researched selection of prayers and Scripture to sustain us on the way."

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