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Overview Does a person's day to day work have any ultimate value from the perspective of Eternity? Should our work be seen as a discipline through which we connect spiritually with God and others? Is ordinary work the primary way that people can participate in God's mission to make all things new? What is the heavenly good of earthly work? In this book Darrell Cosden takes us on a spiritual and theological journey of discovery exploring these questions. Creatively, constructively, and sometimes provocatively, he shows us that the heavenly good of earthly work really makes the gospel good news for ordinary people by offering the possibility of a genuinely purpose-full Christian life.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2006
Publisher HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN 1565636694 ISBN13 9781565636699
Availability 0 units.
More About Darrell Cosden
Darrell T. Cosden is lecturer in theology and ethics at International Christian College, Glasgow. He is the author of "A Theology of Work."
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Brilliant Read! Aug 16, 2007
I finished this week The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work by Darrell Cosden. Darrell was a professor of mine at the International Christian College where he taught. I recommend this book if you want to get at the theology behind our work.
His book is a personal reflection and that is what I particularly found helpful. He sketches out how our view of work has been shaped over the history of the Christian faith and then builds on that to help form a missional view of work, it's eternal value, and how we can see our work as a spiritual discipline (not necessarily in that order). I got slowed down in some of the theology in the beginning of the book but read it carefully and in the end I was compelled to take in his arguements at the end.
If you are interested in Christian ethics in the marketplace, tentmaking, mission, missional living, etc. then this is a foundational read! It really helped me reorient my thinking about work.