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Christians at Work: Not Business as Usual

By Jan Wood

Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: Herald Press (April 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $10.99 $5.99

Synopsis

Work shapes nearly everyone’s life. Wood, director of Good News Ministries and Counseling, leads Christian workers through such workplace pitfalls as control, anger, fear, troublesome people and romantic or sexual complications. Part one deals with the possibilities of ministry within the workplace. Wood contends that we must understand that God doesn’t stay at home while we are engaged in our occupations; we must take God to work with us. She outlines several steps in this process, beginning with inviting God to join us at work, centering ourselves through Scripture and engaging in an ongoing, internal conversation with Jesus throughout the day. Part two deals with the stumbling blocks inherent in being a Christian in the workplace. According to the author, control is one such problem. She argues that work often becomes a controlling force because we allow it to define our worth. She asserts that we must trust God and give over control of our lives. Part three explains the power of God’s presence in the workplace. Wood notes that gratefulness, forgiveness, prayerfulness and having a servant’s heart provide sacramental moments in which God’s presence is real to us, touches us and blesses us – and our co-workers. She provides discussion questions at the end of each chapter to enhance the use of the book by study groups.