Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
  • Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
  • Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
  • Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
ISBN: 0830838090
EAN13: 9780830838097
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 18, 2011
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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  • A 2013 Christianity Today Book Award winner
Imagine the scenarios:
  • a CEO successfully negotiates a corporate merger, avoiding hundreds of layoffs in the process
  • an artist completes a mosaic for public display at a bank, showcasing neighborhood heroes
  • a contractor creates a work-release program in cooperation with a local prison, growing the business and seeing countless former inmates turn their lives around
  • a high-school principal graduates 20 percent more students than the previous year, and the school's average scores go up by a similar percentage
Now imagine a parade in the streets for each event. That's the vision of Proverbs 11:10, in which the tsaddiqim--the people who see everything they have as gifts from God to be stewarded for his purposes--pursue their vocation with an eye to the greater good. Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship, uses the tsaddiqim as a springboard to explore how, through our faith-formed calling, we announce the kingdom of God to our everyday world. But cultural trends toward privatism and materialism threaten to dis-integrate our faith and our work. And the church, in ways large and small, has itself capitulated to those trends, while simultaneously elevating the special calling of professional Read More chevron_right

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