Packed with advice and assurance, this book challenges the traditional 9-5 work slot, and proposes that we can create a portfolio lifestyle which will enable us to combine a number of roles, types of work and witness. So many people today are seeking to find ways in which they can combine their work life with their ministry. They want to be spending their time working in ways that benefit others and bring glory to God. More than a Job challenges the traditional view of work by exploring the changes in society and organisations that are prompting people to consider a more flexible working life. Key Features - Combines spirituality with issues of career and vocation. - Complete with author's personal experience of a portfolio lifestyle. - Chapter summaries provide easy access and reference points. Key Benefits - Encourages us to think radically about attitudes towards the secular and sacred. - Identifies and challenges some of the myths surrounding work. - Ideal as a study and resource guide.
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About the Author
Jani Rubery has been an international consultant since 1989. She is involved in various facets of consultancy, and is well-known for her expertise in the areas of assertiveness and stress management. Work within the oil industry, food service industry and public sector has provided her with a wide experience that she has been able to bring to her consultancy roles.
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This is a slim, easy to read volume that has some useful pointers for people who are trying to balance more than one job or project at a time in their lives. For me, the most helpful aspect of the book was to discover that the mishmash of paid, voluntary and hobby projects that make up my life has a name - a 'portfolio lifestyle'.While Jani Rubery is writing for a Christian audience (she is a member of the Salvation Army in England), there are many tips that apply to anyone who wants to change or manage their work-life balance. The appendices on career planning and work values are especially useful.This sort of book can date quite quickly (it was published in 2001), but the underlying principles it addresses remain sound and relevant. There are some annoying typographical errors and the book needed better proof-reading, but these niggles aside it is a good starting point for evaluating your career and, for Christians, integrating church and secular work while growing further in your faith.