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The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs Kindle Edition

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This book is a great primer on putting our work in the perspective of our lives and God’s kingdom. Written by two ordinary Christian men who have lived the ups and downs of life and work, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert have given deep thought, purpose, and context to the subject of work. An easy, instructional, and edifying read. -- Bob Doll, , chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management|“You work for the King, and that changes everything!” That is the basic argument for this much-needed, superbly written work on work. Our job is necessary, and it is also an opportunity to glorify God and advance the gospel. Thank you Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert, for writing a book that is long overdue. -- Daniel L. Akin, , president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina|The best advice I could give anyone is to read The Gospel at Work. It’s more than a book about finding purpose and meaning in our jobs; it’s a book about how to have success in life. Sebastian and Greg have done a masterful job of providing practical guidance on a question we’ve all asked at one time or another: “What is the point of work in a Christian’s life?” If you want to be successful in life and really enjoy the work you do, embrace the principles found here. This book is filled with countless gems of wisdom! -- Gloria S. Nelund, , chairman and CEO of Trilinc Global|The ideas in this book are not a theory for the authors but the reality in which they live. One writes as a businessman, the other as a pastor. Both wrestle faithfully with what the Bible teaches about our work, showing us the exciting possibilities when we see our world through God’s eyes. -- J. D. Greear, Ph.D., , pastor of the Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Caroline, and author of Stop Asking Jesus into Yo|Imagine sitting down with someone for a deeply wise, biblically faithful, and intensely practical conversation about your workplace and work. You’ll find that here. Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert combine real-world practicality and theological fidelity in this immensely pastoral book. After finishing it, I looked up and said to my wife, “Every Christian should read this book.” -- Jonathan Leeman, , editorial director of 9Marks and author of The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love|Everyone knows that work is both necessary and hard. But what about its meaning? Some think of work as merely a distraction from ministry; others, as a necessary evil to provide for higher ends; others still, a place where ultimate purpose and identity can be found. In this book you will find two careful and experienced guides---brothers whose wisdom and teaching I deeply respect---who know not only the right questions to ask but also where to find the life-giving answers. -- Justin Taylor, , managing editor of The ESV Study Bible and coauthor of The Final Days of Jesus|The Gospel at Work is a book by practitioners for practitioners. The combined business and pastoral perspectives of the authors make this a real “how to” narrative. Clearly defining our purposes for working while answering many of our key questions about our careers, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert point us to a freedom that can only be provided by Christ. -- Lou Giuliano, , former chairman, CEO, and president of ITT Industries and cofounder of Workforce Ministries|I read every word of this book and loved it. I want to make this a basic staple in my discipling and get lots of copies. This provocative and practical book asks and answers the right questions in the right way. It will even help you know how to better pray---privately and publicly. Two of my favorite people have now produced one of my favorite books. -- Mark Dever, , pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks|The Gospel at Work is a field guide for anyone who wants to seriously consider how to give glory to God through his or her job. Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert answer a series of questions about how faith and work intersect with sound biblical answers. You’ll be more equipped to live out the gospel in your career after reading this book. -- Dr. O. S. Hawkins, , president and CEO of Guidestone Financial Resources|Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert understand that one way we reflect our Creator is by being creative right where we are with the talents he has given us. In doing so, we fulfill our God-given privilege to beautify our various stations for his glory---giving this world an imperfect preview of the beautification that will one day be a universal actuality when Jesus returns to finish what he started. Read this book. It will make you think and set you free. -- Tullian Tchividjian, , pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and author of One-Way Love

About the Author

Sebastian Traeger has spent years starting and building various businesses. He has co-founded FiveStreet.com, a real estate technology company; Razoo.com, a crowd-funding site for causes; Christianity.com, a software and services company for Christian organizations; and Silas Partners, a web-consulting firm. He also helped start Village Phone, a telecommunications company in El Salvador and worked as a management consultant at Dean and Company. He graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University where he also played on the Baseball team and managed a few on-campus businesses. Sebastian serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C and is on the Board of Guidestone Financial Resources of the SBC. He and his wife, Nikki, have three children and love living just 6 blocks from the US Capitol.



Greg Gilbert is Senior Pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of What Is the Gospel?, What is the Mission of the Church?, and Preach: Theology Meets Practice. Previously, Greg served as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and as Director of Theological Research to the President of Southern Seminary in Louisville. He earned his MDiv from Southern Seminary in 2006 and his B.A. in History from Yale University in 1999. Greg lives in Louisville with his wife, Moriah, and their three children, Justin, Jack, and Juliet.


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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310513979
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  • Publisher: Zondervan (January 28, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 28, 2014
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  • Language: English
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Sebastian Traeger has spent years starting and building various businesses. He has co-founded FiveStreet.com, a real estate technology company; Razoo.com, a crowd-funding site for causes; Christianity.com, a software and services company for Christian organizations; and Silas Partners, a web-consulting firm. He also helped start Village Phone, a telecommunications company in El Salvador and worked as a management consultant at Dean and Company. He graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University where he also played on the Baseball team and managed a few on-campus businesses. Sebastian serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C and is on the Board of Guidestone Financial Resources of the SBC. He and his wife, Nikki, have three children and love living just 6 blocks from the US Capitol.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tim Challies TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 6, 2014
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you keep even half an eye on Christian publishing, then you know that gospel-centeredness is a major theme today, and especially so for publishers targeting their books at the New Calvinists. While this is undoubtedly a trend, and one that will at some point begin to slow, the point is clear: the gospel matters, and it matters to everything. There is no area of life outside the purview of the gospel. The gospel matters in the pulpit, in the home and in the family. The gospel matters at work as well.

The Gospel at Work is a new book from Greg Gilbert and Sebastian Traeger and its big idea is this: You work for the king, and this changes everything. No matter what you do, your work has value because you are doing it for the Lord and who you work for is far more important than the details of what you do. This means that there is no such thing as a meaningless job and no such thing as a job that is insignificant.

Much of the book is structured around two of the ways that we can allow our work to become sinful. Each represents an extreme. For some the temptation is idleness at work while for others the temptation is idolatry of work. Some hope to find their significance and worth in the work they do so that work becomes “the primary object of our passions, our energy, and our love. We end up worshiping our job.” But then others “can slip into being idle in our work. When we fail to see God’s purposes in our work, we don’t really care much about it. We fail to give any attention to it, or we despise it and generally neglect our responsibility to serve as if we are serving the Lord.” And, sadly, both of these extremes are celebrated in our culture.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave Mar on February 2, 2014
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The Lord knew what I needed to hear. If I had not clicked on a subtle Twitter post from David Platt I would not have known this book existed, which just proves to me God knows what He's doing. With that said, I've been struggling with my views on work, and not experiencing the peace a professed follower of Jesus ought to have. I found myself viewing work more as a burden rather than an act of worship or a means in which to serve and love Jesus and my neighbor. Instead, I would find myself frustrated, tired and longing for the weekend to come just so I wouldn't have to be at my job. Through Mr. Traeger and Mr. Gilbert I can now see I've been believing a lie rather than the truth. There is meaning and purpose in our work and that indeed the Gospel is what does it. Now that I recognize the truth I will repent and seek God's grace to persevere and claim victory over my sin. There are so many truths that speak to the heart that I recommend this book to anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Raleigh Nachnani on January 29, 2014
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I love this book and the two brothers who've written it. God has used them and their teaching very powerfully in my life.

As a Christian, I've always known that the gospel ought to transform the way I work, but, if I'm honest with myself, its impact has only ever seemed temporary and superficial. The harder I tried, the more it just felt like I was wrongly relying on myself and my own strength to do something only God can do. I get tactics right here and there -- love my neighbor, treat my employees and colleagues well, work hard, etc. -- but I got tactics right before I was a Christian too. What I was missing was the clear, practical connection between the gospel that gave me new life and my day-to-day walk in the workplace.

How and why should my work life be transformed by the gospel? That's the question Seb and Greg have answered very clearly and accessibly in this book. Praise God. I highly recommend it to anyone who works and anyone who wants to encourage someone else who works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Vickers on August 30, 2014
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I was raised in a tradition that seemed to separate full-time ministry from the "secular" jobs Christians often have. There was an unstated idea that some people are "called" to be ministers and everyone else who isn't "called" ends up with a normal job. Since that time, God has helped me see that in reality we are all in full-time ministry wherever we are (even though some can make a living preaching and teaching God's word), and that we are all called to whatever vocation we may find ourselves in. To help solidify this understanding in my mind, I am always on the lookout for a good book that will help me understand better how to see all of life as sacred and lived before God. When "The Gospel at Work" went on sale on Kindle, I knew I had to pick it up.

While it was not the deepest or best book I have read on the subject, it did help reinforce what God has been showing me and renewed a desire to see my work as a calling. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book and is worth the money, but it seemed to be more surface level compared to some I have read. If you have not read anything on this topic, then this is definitely a great place to start.

Ultimately the book can be condensed to two warnings and an encouragement or solution.

The two warnings are to neither make work your idol nor to be idle at work. If work is your idol, then you hang everything on the "success" of your job. But that can be hard to define. What truly makes one successful? More money? More prestige? Climbing the corporate ladder, as the saying goes? If we make too much out of work, then it becomes an idol, basically taking the place of Jesus Christ in our lives as our Master.

On the other hand, we can grow idle at work.
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