I was so excited when the Faith & Work Bible arrived. While reluctant to indulge in bibles centred around specific themes or topics in the fear that it might prejudice my exegesis of the Word, I think this volume has a number of commendable features: I love the stories from the perspectives of different workers, and how their faith impacts their working. There are 75 such testimonies.
There are 45 excellent core doctrine pieces that relate work to theological principles including God as Creator, humanity as the image of God, common grace, incarnation, sin and disordered desires, the future—New Jerusalem.
There are also some thought-provoking essays: "Faith and Work" by David Kim; "The Gospel and Work" by Jon Tyson; "Our Need for Theology" by Richard Mouw; and "Finding our Story in God's Story" by Nancy Ortberg.
The text is the NIV 2011.
This is a great resource for going deeper with God in your working; perhaps a New Year's resolution? Or for Bible study groups wanting some fresh material to consider and debate.
It has been prepared by Christianity Today, and edited by David Kim, Executive Director of the Centre of Faith and Work at Redeemer, New York.
You can see an interview with David Kim and a sneak preview of the Bible here.