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Product Details

  • Series: LifeChange
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (July 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891093729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891093725
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doug Sherman is a husband and father, businessman and pilot, author and speaker. He has written several books on faith in the marketplace, including Your Work Matters to God, and has a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He met Jesus at age fourteen and has loved every minute of the adventure of walking with God.

Doug Sherman first encountered Jesus when he was fourteen years old and has been Fathered by Him ever since. He is a husband and father, businessman and pilot, author and speaker. He has written several books on faith in the marketplace, including
Your Work Matters to God, and has a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Jan, live in Austin, Texas. They have three children and five grandchildren.


Bill Hendricks is President of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. Bill is the author or coauthor of seventeen books, including Your Work Matters to God, Rockin’ the Roles, The Word in Life Study Bible, The Power of Uniqueness, and The Light That Never Dies: A Story of Hope In the Shadows of Grief. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, a master of science in mass communications from Boston University, and a master of arts in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a Board member for Pine Cove, Inc., serves on the Steering Committee for an international consortium called the Theology of Work Project, and is an active member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church. More important than all of these pursuits, however, are the three amazing daughters, Brittany, Kristin, and Amy, whom the Lord gave to Bill by his late wife Nancy.

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You can integrate religion with work and business!
Anthony Chia
So please know, if you are doing some thing, anything, that God wants done, your work matters to God!
ChocolateFreedom
This MEATY book says it like it is (and always was!).
Mark Phillips

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
Trying to determine what God wants you to do with your life is extremely tough. (An understatement!)Bill Hendricks and co-author Doug Sherman have done an excellent job telling the reader exactly why his or her work is important, and why it is important to THE Creator of all work. If you are "searching for significance", "Your Work Matters To God" is a definite read!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Chia on March 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
Many Christians think that God is only interested in the `spiritual' things like going to church, evangelism. For many years, I suspect such views lack something but couldn't prove why. Is it possible that the God who creates my physical body and brains be so unconcern that I need to eat to live and that work is needed to produce food? Isn't Adam commanded to work in the garden? If work is really irrelevant to God, why are we spending half of our waking lives at work?
This book has addressed many of the burning questions. Yes, God is interested in every aspect of your life - your body, family & work! You can integrate religion with work and business! God has something to say about why he wants you to work, what kind of job to do and how to handle the unpleasant aspects of work, anything you name it.
If you seriously want to glorify God every minute of your life, you should not hesitate to spend a few hours reading this book that can change your eternity! Books like this is rare!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael Taylor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
In my humble opinion, Sherman and Hendricks have written one of the best works I have ever read on integrating faith and career.
The book's major themes include:
1. The secular view of work vs. biblical view of work.
2. Despite the effects of sin in the workplace, God does care about our careers!
3. Working for God gives much more dignity to work instead of working just to satisfy and insecure ego (fleeting accomplishments and praise from fellow employees).
Included is an excellent section for those considering a call to the ministry. Food for thought: just because God may not call you to vocational ministry does not mean you and your work are insignificant! As a matter fact, more Christians need to see their current jobs as God's place for them to minister to others for His glory!
Read the book and be encouraged to have a different and eternal perspective on your job!
Highly recommended!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By rodboomboom HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 12, 2001
Format: Paperback
Finding the teaching of Martin Luther on the Christian call and vocation, Sherman investigates and prepares a seminary dissertation on this topic.
Well done expose on Romans 12:1-2, how Christians do not see their calls as whatever work God gives them to do, that there they are His ambassadors, to carry His light and let it shine through them in whatever endeavors God equips them to do.
Work was there for humans even before the fall into sin, and thus this book does a great service to the church when it encourages it to take this significant area of our lives and let it still be part of our God given stewardship.
I used this successfully as a Bible study. Sherman and his company at that time had great additional materials, including a video, etc.
To go more into the background of all this, see Gustav Wingren's "On Vocation."
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tim on February 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
Looking for this book on Amazon, because once again my loaned out copy somewhere got lost in the shuffle. Not the first time this happened to me, for this book. That's ok - it's helping get the word out!
This book is amazing, it changed my whole perspective on work, forever. I read it over 5 years ago, and am still impressed at how well the authors articulated God's purpose for work in our lives. Indeed, it's a form of worship. Should be required reading for every Christian, really.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Davy on March 9, 2006
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This book has totally changed my understanding of how God views work and how He cares about what we do!

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is discouraged in their current job, anyone who is trying to discern God's will for their career, and anyone who wants to understand a theology of work!

It is easy to read, but makes me think.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Taylor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 8, 2007
Format: Audio Cassette
I actually watched the 4-video set instead of the audiocassette. The topics covered in the series are:

Tape 1 - Your Work Matters to God, Integrity at Work.

Tape 2 - Balancing Competing Time Demands, Biblical Success and Ambition, Winning Work Habits.

Tape 3 - Conquering Stress Before It Conquers You, Excellence and You, Getting Along With Your Boss Biblically.

Tape 4 - Effectively Sharing Christ With Co-Workers, Cultivating Relationships at Work, Standing Firm.

All of the topics are certainly relevant to the workplace and the content is full of wise biblical advice. Sherman on a couple of occasions shares some of his own struggles and times when he had to make a stand (not obnoxious, but firm) for Christ when he was tempted to compromise his convictions.

Although the tapes are about 20 years old, the topics and struggles are still the same today.

Highly recommended and a great encouragement to the Christian who wants to make a positive impact in the marketplace for Jesus Christ!

Watch, enjoy, and be challenged!
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