Tim Keller on Work (Get a Free Keller Book!)

Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has a new book out called Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work (Dutton, 2012).  (Video on the book here).

I am running a contest for this book.  Here’s what you need to do: send me an email at owen.strachan [at] gmail.com by Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12pm (two days away).  Write two sentences about how you desire to better sync your work with God’s greater purposes.  How can you work to his glory wherever you are and in whatever you are doing?

I will choose one person from the respondents to receive a free copy of Keller’s brand new book, which looks very helpful.

Here’s some more info from the publisher:

Tim Keller taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such pressing questions as:


• What is the purpose of work?

• How can I find meaning and serve customers in a cutthroat, bottom-line-oriented workplace?

• How can I use my skills in a vocation that has meaning and purpose?

• Can I stay true to my values and still advance in my field?

• How do I make the difficult choices that must be made in the course of a successful career?



With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.


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