Sunday, May 21, 2017
Every Job a Parable by John Van Sloten Review
A Walmart greeter, a nurse, and an astronaut walk into a church. . . .
They each bring with them their own exhaustions and exasperations, their own uncertainty about whether and how their work matters to God. Good news: All work matters to God, because all work reflects some aspect of the character of God. God created the world so that it runs best when it mirrors Him, and we ourselves find the most fulfillment when we recognize God behind our labor.
John Van Sloten offers a fascinating and innovative reflection on vocation: Our work is a parable of God; as we work, we are icons of grace.
I received a complimentary copy.
John Van Sloten is a pastor in Calgary, Alberta. He is the author of The Day Metallica Came to Church: Searching for the Everywhere God in Everything. He teaches a preaching course at Ambrose Seminary and has been the recipient of several John Templeton Fund grants for preaching science.
Cassandra's review Q&A-
- What did you like about the book and why? I like the open ideas that this author has for each person's work choice ans well as abilities and how he ties them into God's plan.
- What did you not like about the book and why? It does not cover every job and what about people who can not work but volunteer?
- What did you learn? The author has a very unique and expressive way of writing that will make the reader believe his words to be true.
- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Someone who wants to find God through working.