Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bringing Your Faith to Work

(I've decided to periodically post reviews of books that I've read and believe are worth recommending to my friends and followers. Hopefully, this will become a regular feature! My first review is of Fruit at Work, by Chris Evans, currently available on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985629606/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_JXSkqb0W37E6B)

Being a missionary in your workplace can be even more challenging than being on the mission field in some ways. While on the mission field, you can focus your wholehearted attention on the single goal of meeting needs and reaching lives for Jesus in an overt and open way, often in the workplace you must witness without openly quoting Scripture or invoking Jesus’ name.

Fruit at Work is a practical, engaging and well-researched look at how Christians can take the principals of God’s Word to work with them each day. As a successful businessman, Chris Evans speaks from a perspective that many Christian writers lack. He offers encouragement that the same fruit that God promises should accompany the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, also promotes effective business practices. Mr. Evans digs into the meaning of each aspect of the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ mentioned in Galatians 5. In each chapter, he unpacks the historical context and meaning of the word and then explains how contemporary business people can exhibit that aspect to glorify God, reach the lost, and still merit excellent performance reviews from their manager. Whether you are an entry-level employee at McDonald’s or the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation, you will find the insights and examples from Mr. Evans’ own years of experience entertaining and enlightening, as well as practically beneficial both to your mission and to your career.

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