- Publisher: Charis Publishing
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle, and audiobook
- ISBN: 978-0-9995551-3-2
Do You Find Joy and Purpose in All You Do?
“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.”
Dr. Gene Edward Veith—Provost at Patrick Henry College, director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, and author of God at Work
We spend an average of 90,000 hours, or about ten years, working. Hopefully, we find such a large investment of time and energy enjoyable and fulfilling, but for many people, work is the worst part of their day and of their life. In Work and Rest God’s Way, you will:
- Find the blessings God has for you in your labor
- Learn how to put off laziness and put on diligence (both physically and spiritually)
- Discover the quiet, restful life that’s pleasing in God’s sight
- Determine the balance between work and rest for your busy life
- Experience the peace that comes from resting in Jesus
Whether you’re a man or woman, young or old, this book will help you enjoy both work and rest as God intended. Families will also benefit from reading together. As a father of eight, Pastor Scott knows how hard it is to motivate children to work. He shares what has been successful for him and his wife, Katie.
Be sure to check out the accompanying Work and Rest God’s Way Family Guide.
Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders
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.
Dr. Gene Edward Veith
Provost at Patrick Henry College, director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, and author of God at Work
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.
Church planter, pastor, and Executive Director for the Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)
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.”
Preaching elder and founder and CEO of Ortho Molecular Products