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Work Matters: Lessons From Scripture

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Adam and Eve worked. Jacob and Joseph worked. So did Ruth, David, Daniel, Jonah, Martha, Priscilla and Aquila, Paul — and most people in the Old and New Testaments.

In Work Matters marketplace theology expert R. Paul Stevens revisits more than twenty biblical accounts — from Genesis to Revelation — exploring through them the theological meaning of every sort of work, manua
Paperback, 184 pages
Published 2012 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
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Bill Pence
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The author writes that this book is both a systematic theology of vocation and a spiritual theology of personal transformation. It is a book that engages both the head and heart. It is an approach to a comprehensive biblical theology of work, but it is certainly readable for those who don’t consider themselves to be theologians.
The author provides an introduction to each major section of the Bible, and then follows with stories of people in the Bible who are workers. He includes helpful discuss
Dec 20, 2011 rated it did not like it
I usually want to say something nice about books I get from the Early Reviewers program and my mom did teach me that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. But with this book, that's not an option. Lets agree that the atrocious editing could be a result of the book being an advance copy... good, that's out of the way. What remains is a book that sounded like a great idea to me. Let's examine the nature of work in scripture.... great, that could be very interesting and encoura ...more
Joaquin Hernandez
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Beginners who want to delve deeper into the theological background can also check out several other books. R. Paul Stevens's Work Matters (yes, the same title as Nelson's book) is a biblical survey showing how the theme of work runs through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Joel Ohman
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
There are some gems hidden in here, but they should be mined only by those willing to venture into a morass of tangled logic, outlandish hermeneutical blunders, and outright incoherence. This work has some serious missteps, which is unfortunate, because the overall aim is sound. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this book. Read "Every Good Endeavor" by Keller or "How Shall We Then Work" by Welchel (or, both!) instead of this one.
Robert D. Cornwall
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christian
Decided to skim it -- Takes a look at the biblical texts dealing with work. Interestingly nothing about the Gospels.

You'd think there'd be a discussion of Matthew 20:1-16.
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