The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. ~Frederick Buechner

Many assume that work was a part of the curse. We have bought into "living for the weekend," and along with the rest of our culture, we feel pretty ambivalent about Mondays. What if we told you that work is not only a gift, but it is one of the main ways we are called to reflect God in the world? God is a worker! Even in the first two chapters of the Bible, God is performing the work of many vocations: an executive, an artist, an architect, a zoologist, a biologist, a gardener, a manager, an electrician, an EMT, a surgeon, a chef, a physicist, a consultant, and a quality control specialist ("It was very good!"), to name a few. He delights in order and organization, and he shares power through delegation and mentoring. He parents Adam and Eve with discipline, boundaries, and compassion. And he rests! In all this, God affirms work as part of our innate design. 

 

Calling

Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good (IVP), by Steve Garber 

Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential (IVP), by Gordon T. Smith 

The Call (W Publishing Group), by Os Guiness 

For the Life of the World: Letter to the Exiles: A Film Series produced by The Acton Institute

 

The christian at work

Kingdom Calling (IVP), by Amy Sherman 

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work (Dutton), by Tim Keller 

Imagine. A Vision for Christians in the Arts (IVP), by Steve Turner 

Finding Calcutta: What Mother Theresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service (IVP), by Mary Poplin

Work Matters: Lessons From Scripture (Eerdmans), by Paul Stevens 

Why Business Matters to God (IVP), by Jeff Van Duzer 

Just Business (IVP), by Alexander Hill 

The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

The Theology of Work Project 

Center for Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian in NYC

CIVA: Christians In the Visual Arts