Faith & Work Bible Equips Believers To Serve Christ in the Marketplace
We all invest a significant part of our lives in working-and how we approach all of that time in work matters to God. Combining doctrine, Scripture application, and real-life experiences, the NIV Faith and Work Bible will help readers answer the question "How does my faith relate to my work?"
The Faith & Work Bible was released this October in the hopes of helping believers understand the vital connection between their faith and work. The Faith & Work Bible brings together stories and commentary from real people making a difference for Christ through living out their faith on a daily basis in their chosen profession.
It doesn't matter what job or career one has-part-time, third shift, or freelance; from the shop floor, to the school hallways, to the corner office, this Bible will reveal how relevant God's Word is to our daily work lives.
"When we think out the implications the gospel bears on our work-how it changes our motivations for work, relationships at work, and the way we imagine the work itself-we are better enabled to live distinctly Christian lives in the world," says Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, in his foreword to the NIV Faith and Work Bible.
The NIV Faith and Work Bible features 66 book introductions, which highlight the application of each book's teaching to faith and work. Seventy-five Deeper at Work stories deliver strength and encouragement from the real-life experiences of people facing the same daily challenges and opportunities that readers face. Included in this are believers living out their faith in positions like fashion designer, stay at home mother, non-profit leader and energy industry sales executive.
Forty-five Core Doctrine articles feature teachings from Christian leaders throughout the ages to help readers learn the Biblical basis for integrating their faith and work, and a 31-day reading plan through the Biblical narrative helps readers grasp Scripture's overarching storyline. The NIV Faith and Work Bible features a foreword by Tim Keller and includes four thought-provoking essays by David H. Kim, Richard Mouw, Nancy Ortberg, and Jon Tyson, which connect the gospel to readers' daily work lives.
"Our hope is that once readers' eyes are open to understanding the connection between faith and work, the gospel will come alive for them in brand new ways," says David H. Kim, General Editor of the NIV Faith and Work Bible. "We hope that this Bible will make readers excited to engage not only in their work, but also the world around them with a renewed sense of purpose, grounded in the unique hope of the gospel."
General Editor David H. Kim oversees all the ministries of the Center for Faith & Work as Executive Director; he is also the Pastor of Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Prior to this role, David served as the Director of the Gotham Fellowship, developing and teaching its intensive curriculum while providing spiritual direction to his audience. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, David was a Chaplain at Princeton University, where he also served as the Founder and Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship for over 12 years.