My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jeff Goins is an amazing author that I came across when doing review work for eChristian. His work in Wrecked was simply astounding and inspirational. Since then, I have been following his writing on his blog and social media streams, and he has only grown in his craft and calling, excelling at the written word to motivate even the most unbelieving of readers. This book is no different.
Goins tackles the modern challenge plaguing the working class, the difference between a calling and a job, and gives a clear path for the audience to follow to help them not only accomplish what HaShem has called them to do, but discover what it is. Each page of his work is not only a push in the right direction, but also a challenge to try, regardless of any failure. Goins shows, albeit indirectly, that each step is guided by HaShem.
Before reading this book, I felt hopeless. I knew I was called to greater things, but was stuck in the motions and unable to move forward. This book didn’t magically land me a dream job, provide me a winning lottery ticket, or solve all of my problems for me, and it shouldn’t. The Art of Work requires just that to move forward: hard and earnest work. So while I’m not where I need to be just yet, realizing that it is a lifelong pursuit to continually follow His way and will, I feel like I’ve got a shot, and that alone is worth the admission to read these pages.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, even if you think you have it all figured out, because the worst case scenario is that this book confirms you are on the right path, and the best case scenario is that it takes you to that path. As a reader, you are faced with two decisions: give up, or risk it all. What will you do?
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