The Sacredness of Secular Work: 4 Ways Your Job Matters for Eternity (Even When You're Not Sharing the Gospel) (Hardcover)

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From a leading voice in the faith and work movement and author of Redeeming Your Time comes the revolutionary message that God sees our daily work—in whatever form it takes—with far more value than we ever imagined.

The Sacredness of Secular Work does an extraordinary job of being both personally relevant and, more importantly, biblically faithful.”—Randy Alcorn, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven

Does your work matter for eternity?
 
Sadly, most believers don’t think so. Sure, the 1 percent of the time they spend sharing the gospel with their co-workers matters. But most Christians view the other 99 percent of their time as meaning very little in the grand scheme of things.
 
But that’s not how God sees it.
 
Jordan Raynor, a leading voice in the faith and work movement and bestselling author, offers a revolutionary message about how our daily jobs—from baristas and entrepreneurs to stay-at-home parent and coaches—have intrinsic and eternal value. In The Sacredness of Secular Work, he reveals unexpected ways our work truly matters. In these pages you’ll discover

• How a low regard of our work limits our understanding of God and His Kingdom 
• Inspiring ways your work can reveal God’s kingdom on earth here and now 
• Surprising strategies for ensuring your vocation has an eternal legacy
• Vital insights on what God’s view of work tells us about heaven

Combining research, Scripture, and storytelling, Jordan Raynor proves that work, in its diverse forms, is one of the primary activities that brings God delight. This biblical perspective will set you free to pursue your passions and skills and—perhaps for the first time—experience the Creator’s delight in the work of your hands.

About the Author


Jordan Raynor is a leading voice of the faith and work movement and bestselling author of Redeeming Your Time. Through his books, podcasts, and weekly devotionals, he helps millions of Christians in every country connect the gospel to their work. Raynor also serves as the executive chairman of Threshold 360. He has been selected as a Google Fellow twice and served in the White House under President George W. Bush. A sixth-generation Floridian, Raynor lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters.

Praise For…


The Sacredness of Secular Work does an extraordinary job of being both personally relevant and, more importantly, biblically faithful. Jordan Raynor has done his homework and really gets it. I think the smile of God is on this book.”—Randy Alcorn, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven, The Promise of the New Earth, and The Law of Rewards

“Theologically rich and terrifically practical . . . this book is about to change your life.”—Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker and pastor at National Community Church

“If you want to be a good steward of Christ’s gospel in the world's marketplace, you hold in your hands the best of guides!”—Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends International Disability Center

The Sacredness of Secular Work is about to become one of the most highlighted books on your shelf.”—Paul Sohn, director of the Center for Faith & Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of Quarter-Life Calling

“This book is a paradigm-shifting, face-punching, grace-filled manifesto.”—Luke LeFevre, founder of Holy Work

“With wit and wisdom, Raynor will revolutionize the ways in which you see your place in the world.”—Rachel Marie Kang, author of Let There Be Art and The Matter of Little Losses

“God is not just at work in your evangelism. He is at work in your work. My friend Jordan Raynor shows you how.”—Mike Kelsey, lead pastor at McLean Bible Church

“If you want to feel fully alive in your current work, read The Sacredness of Secular Work now!”—Michael Arrieta, CEO of Garden City Equity

“Jordan has done something of the impossible. I couldn’t put it down!”—Andrew Nemr, TED fellow, international tap dance artist, educator, and speaker

“Jordan Raynor skillfully brushes away the dense overgrowth of an all-too-prevalent impoverished theology of work. I highly recommend this book!”—Tom Nelson, lead pastor of Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters

“This theologically sound and supremely practical book will free you from that guilt and convince you that your ‘secular’ work is very sacred indeed!”—Dr. Andreas Köstenberger, cofounder of Biblical Foundations and theologian in residence at Fellowship Raleigh

“Jordan Raynor has written a book that allows every reader to see the impact of serving Christ right where they work.”—Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, author, and speaker

“Jordan teaches believers . . . that there’s no difference between ministry and marketplace.”—Christy Wright, author of Business Boutique and Take Back Your Time and former Ramsey Personality

“Raynor argues, even when ‘you’re not leveraging it’ to ‘share the gospel with those you work with.’”—Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593193099
ISBN-10: 0593193091
Publisher: WaterBrook
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English