Monday, May 14, 2012

How I Read It: Where's God on Monday?

A few thoughts and points from Where's God on Monday? by Alistair Mackenzie and Wayne Kirkland

Quotable:  "Any work done faithfully and well is difficult. It is no harder for me to do my job than for any ohter person, and no less.  There are no easy tasks in the Christian way; there are only tasks which can be done faithfully or erratically, with joy or resentment." - Eugene Peterson, p 82

What I Liked:  I liked... no loved... the fact that there is a book on this subject.  The subtitle is "Integrating faith and work every day of the week."  In one sense, this book is a must-read for any follower of Jesus.  I didn't agree 100% with the implications, but we all need to think critically about what it looks like to follow Jesus with all of our lives, every day of our lives.

What I Didn't Like: I've seen this in other places too, but the authors, in the attempt to remove the sacred/secular split, seem to downplay the need to share Jesus with others.  The thinking goes: "Do your job with excellence, serving each moment for the Lord" (I agree with this part)... "and sharing Jesus with those around you there isn't as big of a deal."  (I disagree.)  We need to share Jesus all the time.

2012 Personal Impact Ranking
1. Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen
2. Margin by Richard Swenson*
3. Where's God on Monday? by Alistair Mackenzie and Wayne Kirkland*
4. Revolution in World Missions by KP Yohannan*

*I own this book and you're welcome to borrow it.  Just ask.

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