In recent years, an astonishing number of books on faith and work have been published. The authors of these books are waking up to an obvious truth: many of us have gone beyond a healthy understanding of work and are now finding our identities in job titles, income and status. This book from Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf addresses this reality by explaining God's plan for work, our problems with work and the Gospel connection to work.
God intended us to work. He himself is a worker (Creator) and calls us to participate in his work. Our idol-making tendencies, greed and selfishness are not part of that model. Jesus, through his work of redemption, is restoring work to its rightful place in God's model. In chapters nine, ten and eleven (A New Story for Work, A New Conception for Work and A New Compass for Work) Keller lays out a magnificent picture of how work could and should be in light of the Gospel. These three chapters were absolutely the highlight of this book.
I highly recommend this book to everyone that is exploring faith and work and anyone whose work has lost meaning, has become drudgery or has taken over life itself. The book is full of truth that can - if you let it - transform the way you approach your work and life in the Kingdom of Christ.