In Gen 2:15, God made the Garden of Eden and gave it to Adam to take care of it. We are made to work, and we are to enjoy the fruits of our labour (Ecc 5:18-20).
Why then is work so frustrating and unsatisfactory?
Why then do we pine and long for l-o-n-g breaks?
Timothy Keller has expounded on our issues in his book, “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work”.
The book is thought-provoking and insightful and it explores the connection between faith and work. In this book, Keller examines the biblical teachings about work and offers practical insights for how we can integrate our faith into our work.
Keller starts by discussing the biblical view of work and how it is not just a means of earning a living but also a way of serving God and contributing to society. He then explores the challenges of and the opportunities arising from different types of work, ranging from manual labour to white-collar jobs, and how they can all be used to glorify God.
One of the strengths of this book is Keller’s ability to make complex theological concepts accessible and relevant to our everyday lives. He draws on a wide range of sources, including Scripture, literature, and personal anecdotes, to provide a nuanced and insightful view of “work”. The book is also very well researched, with Keller citing numerous studies and experts in the fields of psychology, economics, and business.
Keller also emphasizes on the importance of community in the workplace. Keller stresses the need for Christians to support and encourage one another in their work, and to view their co-workers as fellow image-bearers of God.
Overall, “Every Good Endeavour” is an excellent resource for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the role of work in their lives. It is well written, engaging, and offers practical insights that are grounded in biblical truth. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to approach their work with a sense of purpose and meaning.
You can purchase the book from www.bookdepository.com and listen to his podcast on work in the links below