Why do so many Christians struggle to relate their faith to their daily work? In this book John C. Knapp argues that the church's ambiguous teachings about vocation, money, and business have long contributed to Christians' uncertainty about discipleship in the workplace. Drawing on his own expertise in business ethics and numerous interviews with Christians in diverse occupations, Knapp offers a new theological framework for Christian life in the world of business.
Read more about the book in a three-part blog post by Knapp on EerdWord (click for part one
, part two
, and part three
-- author of From the Shop Floor to the Top Floor: Releasing the CEO Within
"There are over 2,000 Bible verses that address business, yet how often do we hear a message in church that relates to business in any practical way? John Knapp's excellent book presents a much-needed wake-up call for pastors, churches, and Christian businesspeople alike."
Stephen B. Young
-- Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table
"Knapp shows how Christian faith is not an obstacle to worldly vocations but, rather, permits the engagement of our spirits with our roles in business, finance, and commerce."
The Christian Century
"Challenges both businesspeople and pastors to redefine what it means to be relevant to a new generation of church members longing for deeper integration between their professional and spiritual realms."
Sharing the Practice
"Both challenging and encouraging. . . . It's an excellent book that needs wide circulation."
Mennonite Brethren Herald
"This accessible book will benefit both pastors and laypeople alike. Church leaders can find new possibilities to expand and animate ministry to include that portion of life where many members spend the bulk of their time. Laypeople will discover anew that their daily work is vital to God's economy."