Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Importance of All Work

Work, all work, is an important ingredient of God's plan for a Christian's life. Tom Nelson address the issue that some Christians find difficult. God's work seems to be only that done on a Sunday. Nelson makes the point that all work is important. You are doing God's work whether your calling is to become a pastor, or a missionary, or whether you are called to be a guidance counselor or manager. For me, this is a very important concept. No matter what kind of work we're called to do, we're doing God's work when we do it well.

This book should be read by everyone, particularly people who feel that their work isn't important. Nelson makes it very clear with case histories and Bible stories that everyone has a role to play, and we are all doing God's work. The book is very readable. I enjoyed the chatty style that brings you into Nelson's own life. For a relatively short book, it contains many valuable insights.

I recommend this book. It can be used in vocational counseling as well as read by anyone for a better understanding of God's plan for work in our lives.

I reviewed this book as part of the Crossway Publishers review program.