Members of the Theology of Work Project are often asked to provide a short list of introductory materials to help people who are just beginning to explore issues related to the theology of work. We are also regularly asked to come up with a more comprehensive bibliography of recommended resources for advanced study. This resource provides both, along with links to introductory materials for small groups studies, and additional books written by TOW Project members.
POPULAR INTRODUCTIONS TO THE THEOLOGY OF WORK
- Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work - Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf. Penguin, 2012.
- Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work - Tom Nelson. Crossway, 2011. (Includes discussion questions)
- Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor - Ben Witherington. Eerdmans, 2011.
- Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture - R. Paul Stevens. Eerdmans, 2012. (Work issues explored through Bible characters, with discussion questions)
- Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good - Amy Sherman. IVP, 2011.
- Where’s God on Monday? - Alistair Mackenzie and Wayne Kirkland. Hendrickson, 2015. (includes discussion questions, Study Guide here)
- 24/7 Christian: The Secular Vocation of the Laity - Christine M Fetcher. Liturgical Press: Collegeville MI, 2015. (An introduction for Roman Catholic readers.)
- God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life - Gene Edward Veith Jr. Crossway: Wheaton IL, 2002. (A Lutheran perspective)
SMALL GROUP INTRODUCTORY STUDIES
- Reframe – Regent College Vancouver 10 week course on the Gospel in all of life
- For the Life of the World – a 7 part film series on faith and culture (includes booklet)
- Transforming Work - London Institute for Contemporary Christianity - 8 group sessions over a year (includes workbook)
- Redeeming Work - 6 week series produced by Christianity Today including videos and workbook
- Every Good Endeavor Small Group Study Guide - free download by Nancy Erisman
ADVANCED STUDY: COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHIES FOR FAITH, WORK AND ECONOMICS
- Books Related to Work and Faith compiled by Al Erisman, TOW Project Steering Committee member and Executive in Residence, Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government and Economics
- Annotated Bibliography on the Theology of Work and Economics by Greg Forster, Director of the Oikonomia Network, and the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University
- Workplace Resource List for Lausanne Global Leadership Forum 2013
- Faith and Work Bibliography compiled by Robert Barnett Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace
- Business as Mission Bibliography compiled by Dr. Steven Rundle, professor of economic and international business at Biola University
BOOKS WRITTEN BY TOW AND TOW PROJECT MEMBERS
- Books by the Theology of Work Project
- Books by TOW Project Members
- Other Books on Faith, Work and Economics