Book Review: The Gospel at Work

How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to our Jobs

The Gospel at Work book coverWhy I picked up this book:

Zondervan sent me a postcard about this work, and promised a free six-session study guide and video curriculum at purchase. I lead a small group of millennials, and I am always on the lookout for material that might be of interest to them. The majority of the women in the group are single, but they also share another connection in that many of them were disgruntle with their jobs.

 

Who Should Read The Gospel at Work:

Christians who work in any capacity, and seek to honor God through their work.

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Natasha’s Study: Giving Myself an Incomplete

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile attending seminary over the past 3 ½ years, I have acquired books, lots of them actually. Some may think that seminary increases one’s learning and understanding, and it does. For me, however, seminary also revealed how much I didn’t know and how much more I need to learn. So I started buying books to fill my learning gap. Sometimes people gifted me with books or publishers mailed books for me to review, and I could only get to a few at a time because my seminary reading load was so heavy. It short, I had a problem.

Once I graduated, I decided to give my brain a rest. I read a little during the summer months but not nearly as much as I would have liked. When my daughter returned to school, I started attacking the books on my shelf. There were so many interesting choices that I found myself picking up a new book to read every few days and I haven’t finished any of them. Therefore, I am giving myself an incomplete and vowing not to crack open another new book until I finish the ones I have already started.

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“Refuse to do Nothing” Bible Study #humantrafficking

refuse to do nothingAt the beginning of the year, we completed a chapter-by-chapter book discussion of Refuse to do Nothing: Finding your Power to Abolish Modern-day Slavery. Throughout the series, we learned basic facts about human trafficking or modern-day slavery. Including the following:

  • Human trafficking is the commercial exploitation of individuals through sex, labor, or both where force, fraud, and/or coercion are brought to bear in keeping victims locked into slavery.
  • Global Slavery Index estimates there are 29.8 million children, women, and men enslaved around the world today. It is estimated to be a $32 billion dollar industry.
  • Between 100,000 – 300,000 US children are estimated to be at risk to human trafficking; the average entry age into prostitution is between 11 and 13 years old.
  • Children represent 21% of all farm worker related deaths in the US.

I am still partnering with organizations like the International Justice Mission and World Relief to take a stand against this horrible crime and injustice.

Today, I am excited to report a new product to assist you in educating others. Intervarsity Press is now offering a FREE downloadable Bible Study Companion written by my fellow Redbud Writer, Catherine Carlson McNiel.

You can find the resource here:  http://www.redbudwritersguild.com/portfolio/catherine-mcniel/

Have a great weekend,

Natasha