The Family Guide is the perfect complement to Work and Rest God’s Way!
Working diligently can be challenging for all of us, but especially for children. As a father of eight (and probably more in the future), Pastor Scott knows what’s needed to motivate sons and daughters. Let him help you teach your children what the Bible says about work. This Family Guide is the culmination of what Scott and Katie have learned from families they respect, books they’ve read, videos they’ve watched, conferences they’ve attended, and—most importantly—trial and error. Inside you will find:
- Four bonus chapters not found in Work and Rest God’s Way, with accompanying workbook material
- Questions to help each family member find the blessings God has for them in their labor
- Application assignments for each chapter to help you utilize the material
This is a wonderful resource for family worship and group Bible studies. Whether you’re a parent or child, this guide will enable you to enjoy work and rest as God intended!
Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders
Dr. Gene Edward Veith—Provost at Patrick Henry College, director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, and author of God at Work
God commands us to work. And God also commands us to rest. Scott LaPierre shows how the Bible discloses the sinfulness of laziness and ‘idleness,’ and he unpacks the contrary Biblical virtue of ‘diligence.’ But he also shows how our relationship to work can become sinful. Workaholism turns work into an addiction that can lead to burnout and idolatry. The Biblical principle of the Sabbath counters those tendencies with physical rest, the cessation of busyness necessary for spiritual devotion, and the life of faith, in which we realize that our salvation comes not by our work, but by resting in Christ. Work and Rest God’s Way is a welcome contribution as Christians rediscover the doctrine of vocation in all of its practicality and spiritual richness.
Kirk Smith—Church planter, pastor, and Executive Director for the Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)
Work and Rest God’s Way Scott LaPierre wonderfully reconciles the very real tension between work and rest by resisting the celebrated extremes of workaholism and play by relying on the principles and patterns laid out in God’s Word. In an age when so many are sacrificing so much to gain so very little—manifested through materialism on the one hand and hedonism on the other—this book will help you, especially if you’re a young man, navigate this life-altering strait.
Gary Powers—Preaching elder and founder and CEO of Ortho Molecular Products
Scott LaPierre has produced a much-needed resource to help our churches and families recognize the blessing and purpose of work. He addresses sloth, the penalty for it and overwork and the need to rest, ultimately finding our rest in Christ.
R.L. Morgan—Professional Reviewer and Top Contributor for Amazon Reviews
The guidebook the author has written here contains material new not previously included in the original book. Going chapter by chapter, this guidebook presents pertinent and probing questions so the Lord’s blessing can become apparent for each member of the family. By insisting that parents include their children in all their discussions regarding both books, Pastor LaPierre wants them to fulfill the directive found when we read DEUTERONOMY 6:7 [NKJV]: “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” This book will enrich the Christian family’s life so they’ll live it in the manner the Lord wants so they can be revered and treasured, which is why I’m not hesitating in giving this guidebook 5 out of 5 STARS.