A purposeful guide for twenty- and thirty-somethings to understand and embrace their calling as well as immediate next steps for their lives.
You've heard people say, "Who you are matters more than what you do." But does the Bible really teach that?
In Garden City, popular pastor and speaker John Mark Comer gives a surprisingly counter-cultural take on the typical "spiritual" answer of the church. Comer explores Scripture to discover God’s original intent for how we are meant to spend our time, reshaping how you view and do your work, rest, and life.
Here, you'll find answers to questions like:
Does God care where I work?Does he have a clear direction for me?What about what I do with my free time or how much rest I get?
In these pages, you'll learn that it's ultimately about the reality that what we do matters, just as much as who we are.
In his latest book Comer takes a holistic approach to work, life, and leisure. Arguing that each part of daily life should support a strong spiritual life, Comer delves into his own biography for examples: "I asked the elders of my church if I could quit. They were gracious enough to say yes (maybe they were thinking, Finally.) Now I lead just one church, not three. And I share the leadership with an amazing team of people." He advocates for an approach to work that "builds for the Kingdom of God" and views rest as not just refueling for more work but for sake of worship, enjoyment, and becoming more like God, who rested after creating the heavens and the earth. With candor and an informal tone, Comer injects humor throughout despite the grandiose message. Following the strongly Christian morals at play, Comer wraps up his intricate argument with quotes from the Bible, as well as such writers as N.T. Wright, Miroslav Volf, and Dallas Willard, in support of his view that our redemptive work, alongside purposeful rest, prepares us to reign as God's royal servants in the new creation that will be resurrected after evil is destroyed.
This book changed my life and taught me what it truly means to be a human- one made in the image of God.
A great one!
This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. John writes intelligently and refreshingly clear. I read the book alongside with the audio version and it was an awesome experience. I am so glad I read it. Thanks for writng it John.
This is by far the best book I have ever read. And it has inspired me to look for more biblical education. Out of all the years I have tried to understand scripture, I relate to this and think I understand, at least the first few verses of the very first book. Who would guessed you could write a book about that. And make everything crystal clear. I do have a purpose. This author is so down to earth that even I get it. God bless you for such a wonderful and super important interpretation. And a great sense of humor too.