Many of us follow a seemingly arbitrary and rushed path to a paycheck. Once you’re out of school, whether it’s high school or college, you’re expected to go to work. You work hard to pay your dues . . . then, one day, you feel stuck. You feel restless and like a mercenary: the “it’s-just-a-job” mentality. Soon, these feelings of alienation and cynicism spill over into the rest of your life.
Clapper goes beyond the usual career counseling formula in Living Your Heart’s Desire. Reading this book will not tell you which employment ads you should answer or even which career will be best for you. Clapper explains why it’s more helpful instead to understand the theology behind work, calling, and human freedom. You’ll discover a variety of visions of what it means for you to lead a life of Christian faithfulness in all realms of existence.
“We must ask if the life we are living is a worthy expression of gratitude for what God has done for us,” Clapper writes. “Our most important response is the shape of our entire life. It is, in short, our vocation.”
Easy to read and relevant to today’s economy and world (with many references and lessons from movies), this book can help you lead a more fulfilled, rewarding, and joyful Christian life, regardless of how you earn a paycheck.