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Book Review: Work Matters, Lessons from Scripture by R. Paul Stevens


Guest Post by Sandra Sims- From the time I awake to the sound of the alarm on my phone, my life seems to be centered not just around technology, but entertainment. There's the radio app on my phone, the constant temptations while at work, glued to my computer but with Facebook or YouTube just a click away. Furthermore, how many of our working hours, our job descriptions themselves, depend upon the desire for entertainment?
The life of the biblical writers was much different. It may go without saying that entertainment did not factor into the life of the common worker. Theirs was a life of working the ground for survival. Yet their stories can have such a great impact on our lives today—no matter whether we emulate them more literally in trades that require physical labor, or if we spend our time exerting ourselves in an office setting.
In the book Work Matters: lessons from scripture, R. Paul Stevens takes the reader on a journey throughout the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament, bringing to life the lessons from the many workers found in the Bible. In all, Stevens profiles more than twenty biblical accounts and portrays the very nature of their work as an expression of God's plan for the world. In this review, I will highlight just a few of the stories that I found most meaningful.
Naturally, Stevens begins with Adam and Eve. While much has been written about the command to have dominion over the Earth, in this book he looks deeper. Read the rest of the article here.

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