Why do so many Christians struggle to relate their faith to their daily work? In this book John C. Knapp argues that the church's ambiguous teachings about vocation, money, and business have long contributed to Christians' uncertainty about discipleship in the workplace. Drawing on his own expertise in business ethics and numerous interviews with Christians in diverse occupations, Knapp offers a new theological framework for Christian life in the world of business.
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A Fresh Perspective on An Age-Old Problem
Date:November 2, 2012
This book offers a fresh perspective on how and why so many of us feel our work lives are neglected by the church. (I know I do!) I never before grasped the theological basis for the church's indifference to discipleship at work, but Knapp analyzes a number of these factors. He also discusses the clergy's tendency to put the work of full-time church workers on a spiritual pedestal far above the careers of the laity. The book includes a fascinating chapter tracing the history of the church's theological confusion about money.
This is an easy read and would be a popular study guide for a Sunday school class or small group ministry involving working adults.