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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (January 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310513979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310513971
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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.


More 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.

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I happily recommend the book.
Michael Philliber
Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert tackle this head-on in their new book, The Gospel at Work.
Aaron Armstrong
That's the question Seb and Greg have answered very clearly and accessibly in this book.
Raleigh Nachnani

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tim Challies TOP 500 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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5 of 5 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 Caleb Morell on March 13, 2014
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Amidst a society that increasingly idolizes work as well as leisure, "The Gospel at Work" presents a welcome demonstration of the power of the Gospel to transform an often-ignored aspect of the Christians' discipleship: the workplace. Like Scylla and Charybdis, two extremes plague our philosophy of work. We are tempted to make work an idol or be idle in our work. Both reflect a deep-set selfishness. Instead of either extreme, our culture's man-centered views of work must be replaced by a God-centered view. Rich in doctrine and insightful in application, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert provide unparalleled instruction in "The Gospel at Work."

We live in a world that still recalls, even if it no longer embodies, a waning "protestant work ethic." But where does the motivation for such a work ethic come from? Where do we look for a renewed vigor and drive in the way we approach work? In "The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," Max Weber famously attributes the rise of the Protestant Work Ethic to Calvinists' anxiety over their assurance of salvation. It seemed, he proposed, that devotion to work served as a sort of coping mechanism in order to alleviate the need for certitude of salvation.

However, in the "Gospel at Work," Traeger and Gilbert propose something radically different: that the gospel motivates Christians to work joyfully and gives meaning and purpose to our jobs. Contra Weber's theory that fear and anxiety over assurance of salvation fosters a "Protestant Work Ethic," Traeger and Gilbert present the joy over confidence in the gospel as the motive behind a true gospel-centered work ethics.
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