Day one in the new job. You're keen, you're nervous and your new shoes are pinching. Will you get there on time? Will you fit in? And will you be competent - or clueless? Many start their first job with three great hopes: a brand new status, a salary and loads of job satisfaction. Some even plan to shine for Jesus in their workplace. But all too often the pressures of work life cause even the keenest Christians to wilt. Jago Wynne believes with a passion that people can flourish in their work and keep their faith intact, if properly prepared. With humour, insight and real-life stories he equips readers both to negotiate the first few months and to continue wholeheartedly with Jesus at work - for an entire working life.
Can welding a gatepost bring glory to God? Does ironing your children's uniforms help you grow as a disciple? Will your new crime prevention strategy do anything to further the kingdom? To all three Ian Coffey says a resounding 'yes'. With lively Bible teaching and drawing on a wealth of real-life stories, he shows how work was part of God's good plan for men and women - given to us so we can make a creative contribution in his world. Whatever your work, God is interested in it, God can transform it, and God wants to use it - for his glory.
Taking each of the Ten Commandments in turn, John Parmiter shows how we can trust in God in our workplaces. Far from presenting a set of rules, his central themes are love and the generous promises of God. With clarity, warmth and practical applications, he demonstrates how we can be more confident as Christians where we work. What do the ancient stone tablets Moses carried down the mountain have to do with our twenty-first-century high-pressure workplaces? Everything, says John Parmiter. In this honest and inspiring book, he explores how applying the Ten Commandments to our jobs brings us freedom and godly purpose. Focusing as they do on personal integrity and our key relationships (with God and with others), they are disarmingly relevant to the daily pressures we face at work. John's insights have been tested in the fire of a contemporary business environment, and pass muster in any boardroom, brickyard or baby-care situation. They provide, whatever your work, a compelling and fresh take on living wholeheartedly for Jesus.
Does faith have any hope to offer a global economy beset by debt and crisis? Richard Higginson argues that, rightly understood and applied, faith can be an enormous power for good - stimulating enterprise, reducing poverty, promoting integrity, ensuring sustainability and making disciples. This ground-breaking book will help business men and women to think deeply about what they do and why they do it. It shows how every episode in the biblical story of salvation has something important, challenging and hopeful to say about business practice. It explores alternative business models that provide signs of hope, and also offers insight and encouragement to those working for mainstream companies. Full of examples from business seen and researched by Richard on his travels, this book will inspire you to see the relevance of your faith to your work - and yourself as God's agent in transforming the world for the better.
How can an ordinary church grow disciples who live their whole lives as followers of Jesus? Disciples whose faith shapes their attitudes as neighbours, colleagues and family members? Our time in church needs to equip us to be salt and light in our time out there. Drawn from the hard-won lessons of the Imagine project, this book offers help and hope from churches which have begun to do just that: * Lessons from three years’ work with pilot churches * Practical ideas for your church * Real-life stories of churches and individuals It doesn’t offer quick fixes. There aren’t any. Instead, it offers new hope and little changes which change everything.
Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with her novels Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, which introduced Regency glamourists Jane and David Vincent. In Without a Summer, Jane and Vincent take a break from their international travels. But in a world where magic is real, nothing—even the domestic sphere—is quite what it seems. After a dramatic trip to Belgium, Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane's family, but quickly turn restless. The spring is unseasonably cold, and no one wants to be outside. Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a poor one may imperil Melody's dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given an inadequate selection of eligible bachelors locally. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent London family, they take it, and bring Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects—and mood—will be brighter in London. Talk here frequently turns to increased unemployment of coldmongers and riots in nearby villages by Luddites concerned that their way of life is becoming untenable. With each passing day, it's more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, which does not really help Melody's chances for romance. It doesn't take long for Jane to Vincent realize that in addition to arranging a wedding, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of national proportions. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.