Every Job a Parable: What Walmart Greeters, Nurses, and Astronauts Tell Us about God

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NavPress, Jun 20, 2017 - Religion - 240 pages
A Walmart greeter, a nurse, and an astronaut walk into a church. . . .

They each bring with them their own exhaustions and exasperations, their own uncertainty about whether and how their work matters to God. Good news: All work matters to God, because all work reflects some aspect of the character of God. God created the world so that it runs best when it mirrors Him, and we ourselves find the most fulfillment when we recognize God behind our labor.

John Van Sloten offers a fascinating and innovative reflection on vocation: Our work is a parable of God; as we work, we are icons of grace.
 

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Every Job a Parable: What Walmart Greeters, Nurses, and Astronauts Tell Us about God

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Based on years of research and interviews, Van Sloten (The Day Metallica Came to Church) explores how Jesus speaks to individuals and to the world using vocation as parable. He urges readers to stop ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Finding God at Work
What Does It Mean to Image God?
What Is a Parable and How Is Work
Noticing Gods Unnoticed Presence
The Iconic Nature of Vocational Parables
What Does God Reveal to Us about
Sin Distorts All Things Fall
God Is Saving All Things Redemption
How Can We More Effectively
Employing the Gift of Gratitude
Slowing Down Opening Your Eyes
Becoming a Vocational Mystic
Trusting That God Will Use Your Work
Epilogue The Parable of a Pastor
Acknowledgments
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