Item description for Career Crossover: Leaving the Marketplace for Ministry by Tom Harper...
Overview A growing number of working people are leaving their marketplace jobs today for vocational ministry. Anyone considering such a move will find answers to the questions ?Is God calling me into ministry?? and ?How do I know if it?s really his voice; how do I respond?? inside the pages of Career Crossover: Leaving the Marketplace for Ministry.
This book studies hundreds of modern Christians who have made this crossover, providing encouragement and lessons learned from their journeys out of the marketplace. It will serve as a practical instruction manual and handbook for anyone investigating a second career in ministry.
Publishers Description A growing number of working people are leaving their marketplace jobs today for vocational ministry. In this book, anyone considering such a move will find answers to their questions such as Is God calling me into ministry? and How do I know if it's really his voice, and how do I respond? Career Crossover studies hundreds of modern Christians who have made this change, providing encouragement and lessons learned from their journeys out of the secular workforce. This book also includes advice and reflections from an interview with best-selling author Bob Buford (Halftime) and approximately 15 to 20 graphic helps. It will serve as a practical instruction manual and handbook for anyone investigating a second career in ministry.
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Studio: B&H Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805444416 ISBN13 9780805444414
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Harper
Tom Harper was born in 1977 and grew up in West Germany, Belgium, and America before returning to England to study history at Lincoln College, Oxford. His conclusion to the short story "Death by the Invisible Hand" was published in "The Economist" in 1997, and his novels have been translated into twelve languages. He lives in England with his family.
Reviews - What do customers think about Career Crossover: Leaving the Marketplace for Ministry?
An Authentic Look at the Material Sep 7, 2007
Tom Harper writes in a clear and authentic voice about the realities of leaving the secular business world to cross over into ministry. Harper's purpose is not to convince the reader to enter the ministry, rather, present the reality of doing so.
The book is based on empirical data collected from over 700 survey respondents that left the marketplace to cross-over into ministry.
Harper does a decent job of balancing the factual data with the ups and downs of ministry, the challenges of making the adjustment, and the difficulty of the journey. The author points out that God must always be consulted and followed. Amen!
I found several gems in the book. One example is the story of Jesus himself working in the family business before crossing over into His ministry. Now there's a thought.
Harper includes first hand inspiring stories told by those who have made the leap.
The points to ponder at the end of each chapter help the reader to think through their own journey and season of life as it relates to the information presented.
Harper concludes the book with rich resources in the appendices.
I would recommend this book to anyone thinking about going into ministry whether as paid staff or lay leader. If you have found your calling, you have found a rich resource to help you think through if and how you might step into the journey.
I found this resource to be helpful in determining if I am in a time of preparation or in a time of crossing over. Well worth the read.
Alan's review Jun 26, 2007
This book appears to very well researched and I think it would be a must for any individual thinking of making a career change into some segment of ministry. Well written and easy to understand.