The Gospel at Work. By Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert
What you do from 9 to 5 matters for the sake of the Gospel! Unfortunately, that’s not how most people think about their jobs. On the one hand, some employees are so committed to their vocations that it amounts to idolatry as they seek to find their satisfaction and fulfillment in them. On the other hand, many workers so desperately long for retirement that they have given into laziness and idleness, undervaluing their work and its Gospel significance. For believers, both of these extremes are unbiblical.
In The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert demonstrate how the Gospel rescues believers from both of these unhealthy extremes. Using Scripture, they unpack the powerful ways in which the Gospel can transform how we do what we do and show how daily work according to God’s Word ties in with God’s ultimate purpose in the world. If you are struggling in your work, let this book help you see how the Gospel can bring significant meaning to the seemingly mundane and encourage you once again to see how your career can become another way of bringing glory to God!
Review submitted by Pastor Todd Dykstra