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Christians at Work – a good read

In our current series of teaching on discipleship at work, we have heard about Daniel’s amazing attitude to work and the support he received from God and through the relationship he had with his believing friends. Last week we concentrated on integrity in the workplace, and the importance of being available to be used by God – to be Christ-like – wherever we are.

One of the things that I have found helpful in my work over the years has been books about being a Christian in that setting. Last Sunday Steve Botham identified reading as a key part of our discipleship in the workplace.

So here are examples of books that have been helpful to me and others. Some may now be out of print, but all are available from one or more of St Andrew’s Bookshop, Wesley Owen, or Amazon (and I have some of them if you can’t find them elsewhere). Also try for second hand books

Rick Miles

Anointed For Business: How Christians Can Use Their Influence in the Marketplace to Change the World by Ed Silvoso

The Business World’s Topical Bible (NIV version), dealing with 90 work-related topics

God at Work –  Living every day with purpose by Ken Costa

The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work by Darrel Cosden –  fairly heavy theological book but with some inspiring stuff towards the end

How to Survive and Thrive as a Church Leader by Nick Cuthbert – contains good stuff that applies in other workplaces too

Just Do It and make life work by Michael and Hilary Perrott – deals particularly with procrastination from a Christian perspective

Love Work, Live Life  by David Oliver

Pocket Prayers for Work  Mark Greene

Thank God it’s Monday – Ministry in the workplace by Mark Greene

Transformation – Change the Marketplace and you change the world by Ed Silvoso

Transitions Making sense of life’s changes by William Bridges – a book I’ve found very helpful at times of change, such as redundancy, retirement and so on

Work – Prison or Place of Destiny? by David Oliver

Your Gift of Administration – How to discover and use it by Ted Engstrom (for those with this gift – but the principles may help others to develop their gifts) 

Your Job Survival or Satisfaction? Christian Discipleship in a Secular Job by Jerry & Mary White

Chris Dinsdale from Chaplaincy Plus adds:

10 at Work by John Parmiter – how the 10 Commandments can be applied to the workplace (Nigel Hand is currently working from this for Tuesday Talks in the Cathedral).

Working Without Wilting  by Jago Wynne

Christians at Work – a good read