Kingdom calling : vocational stewardship for the common good / Amy L. Sherman.Material type: TextPublication details: Downers Grove, IL : IVP Books, c2011. Description: 271 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780830838097 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0830838090 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Work -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Employees -- Religious life | Stewardship, Christian | Righteousness -- Biblical teaching | Bible. O.T. Proverbs XI, 10 -- Criticism, interpretation, etcLOC classification: BV4593 | .S54 2011
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Vocare: JBU Vocation and Calling NetVUE Grant, copy 2.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
What does a rejoiced city look like? -- What do the righteous look like? -- Why we aren't the tsaddiqim -- How the Gospel of the kingdom nurtures the tsaddiqim -- Integrating faith and work: the status quo is inadequate -- Inspiration -- Discovery -- Formation -- Deploying vocational power: four pathways -- Pathway 1: bloom where you're planted -- Pathway 2: donate your skills -- Pathway 3: launch your own social enterprise -- Pathway 4: participate in your church's targeted initiative.
Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship, explores how cultural trends related to our professional lives threaten to disintegrate our faith and our work, and how the church, in ways large and small, has itself contributed to the erosion of our sense of vocation. When the church keeps a kingdom calling in view, however, the people of God steward their faith and work toward righteousness. In so doing, they bless the world, and as they flourish, the world celebrates.