Editor’s Note: We asked our regular TransformedBlog contributors to give us a short list of their favorite books from 2013 with some brief explanation. We will run them throughout the early part of the new year.
Tom Nelson, Work Matters (Crossway, 2011). Nelson brings a great treatment of the issue of faith at work from a pastoral perspective. His final chapter, “The Church at Work,” brings the book to a fantastic conclusion. For pastors trying to implement a more integrated teaching of faith and work, this is a must read.
Timothy Keller with Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Every Good Endeavor, (Dutton, 2012). Keller, the pastor and theologian, helps us struggle with the “why” as much as the “what” and the “how” of the faith at work issue. He really helps us think through staying true to one’s values, as well as doing well at work.
Larry Peabody, Job Shadowing Daniel: Walking the Talk at Work, (Outskirts Press, 2010). Larry has been an employee, a business owner, and a pastor, so he brings a unique perspective to the issue of faith and work. He uses Daniel as our model of how to be an excellent employee, and a bureaucrat at that, in a hostile culture and bring honor to God.