In Every Job a Parable, author John Van Sloten encourages readers to see their jobs with new eyes. He points out that when Jesus offered his parables framed within particular vocations, he was doing more than conveying truth about himself and his coming kingdom—he was “affirming the creational goodness of that job.” Van Sloten believes that Jesus is still speaking today “through the parable that is your job.”
While investigating a wide array of jobs, Van Sloten explores numerous themes—how we can image God in our work; how thankfulness makes us aware of God’s presence in our jobs; how times of rest can cultivate our awareness of God’s presence in our work; and how we can live with hope today as we work and wait for Christ’s return to earth.
Four chapters spanning the biblical framework of creation, fall, redemption, and new earth are particularly helpful and enlightening.
Each chapter in this book concludes with reflective questions that can be used for either individual or small group study. (NavPress)