What Is Vocation? (Basics of the Faith)
Nichols, Stephen J.
“P&R is to be commended for this series of booklets that are intentionally biblical and Reformed in content. They will enable Christians to better understand and appreciate the topics. 'Readability,' 'reliability,' and 'to the point' best describe each booklet.”See All
“The Basics of the Reformed Faith series of booklets provides us with brief, clear, accurate and edifying introductions to key aspects of Christian life and experience. They are biblically sound, well researched, and written by faithful pastor-teachers.”See All
J. Ligon Duncan
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson Mississippi
“Christians may hold a job, but they are called to a vocation. The loss of a Christian concept of vocation has come at a great cost, leaving many Christians unsure of how their work is to relate to their Christian faithfulness. Stephen Nichols’ new book comes right on time affirming and explaining the Christian understanding of vocation. Even as so many people are reconsidering their career opportunities and plans for the futures, What is Vocation? takes that question to a whole new level. In the end, faithfulness to Christ is what matters, and understanding our vocation is essential to Christian discipleship.”See All
Dr. R. Albert Mohler
Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Product Description: Why do musicians and other artists, have such a negative view of work? The Reformers had a lot to say about it and yet although they have greatly influenced the world (ever heard of the Protestant Work Ethic?) they had a better balanced view of it than we hold today. They preferred a different word for work - vocation. It means 'calling', and fills the notion of work with purpose, meaning, fulfillment, dignity, and even happiness. In the hands of the Reformers work transformed, or was re-formed, back to a place and a position God intended it to have. Today, for many, work has become a lesser god. If you want to bring it back into focus as it should be then let Stephen Nichols help.