The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs

Paperback | January 28, 2014

bySebastian Traeger

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Find God’s vision for your job.

Reclaim God’s vision for your life.

Many Christians fall victim to one of two main problems when it comes to work: either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mindsets are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our employment. 

In The Gospel at Work, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert unpack the powerful ways in which the gospel can transform how we do what we do, releasing us from the cultural pressures of both an all-consuming devotion and a punch-in, punch-out mentality—in order to find the freedom of a work ethic rooted in serving Christ.

You’ll find answers to some of the tough questions that Christians in the workplace often ask:

  • What factors should matter most in choosing a job?
  • What gospel principles should shape my thinking about how to treat my boss, my co-workers, and my employees?
  • Is full-time Christian work more valuable than my job?
  • Is it okay to be motivated by money?
  • How do you prioritize—or balance—work, family and church responsibilities?

Solidly grounded in the gospel, The Gospel at Work confronts both our idleness at work and our idolatry of work with a challenge of its own—to remember that whom we work for is infinitely more important than what we do.

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Find God’s vision for your job.Reclaim God’s vision for your life.Many Christians fall victim to one of two main problems when it comes to work: either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mindsets are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our employment. In The Gospel ...

Sebastian Traeger has spent years starting and building various businesses. He has co-founded FiveStreet.com, a real estate technology company; Razoo.com, a crowd-funding site for causes; Christianity.com, a software and services company for Christian organizations; and Silas Partners, a web-consulting firm. He also helped start Villag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.41 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310513979

ISBN - 13:9780310513971

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction---The Challenge of Idolatry and Idleness at Work2. A Closer Look at Workplace Idolatry3. A Closer Look at Workplace Idleness4. How the Gospel Meets the Challenge5. How should I choose a job?6. How Do I Deal with Boring Jobs, Difficult Bosses, and Competitive Co-Workers?7. Is Full-Time Christian Ministry More Valuable Than My Job?8. How can I balance work, church, and family?9. What Does It Mean---Really---to be Successful at Work?10. The 180-Day Idol-Idle Challenge: Confronting Idolatry and Idleness with the Gospel

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Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert understand that one way we reflect our Creator is by being creative right where we are with the talents he has given us. In doing so, we fulfill our God-given privilege to beautify our various stations for his glory---giving this world an imperfect preview of the beautification that will one day be a universal actuality when Jesus returns to finish what he started. Read this book. It will make you think and set you free. -- Tullian Tchividjian, , pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and author of One-Way Love