I’m excited to tell you about a new book for Christian working women!
“Faith Powered Profession,” by my friend (and 4word woman!) Elizabeth Knox, is a must read for any Christian woman in the marketplace, and I consider it the natural sequel to Work, Love, Pray.
I first met Elizabeth at a Work, Love, Pray book signing in Washington D.C. in January 2012. By then, Elizabeth had been thinking and blogging about faith in the workplace for some time. She even had a book “in her head,” as she told me later, based on study material she had developed for women’s small groups at her church. In fact, when she first heard about Work, Love, Pray, she was afraid that someone had already written “her book,” but that’s not the case. Since we met, it’s become apparent to each of us that our books are a perfect complement, and that God brought us together in order to further His work. Elizabeth reached out to me to endorse her book several months ago, but after reading it, I felt God moving me to try to do more. After all, what is 4word all about if it’s not about supporting and encouraging Christian women in the marketplace?
In Faith Powered Profession, Elizabeth really unpacks the realities of taking your faith to work. With biblical truths and practical guidance, she seeks to empower women to tackle faith and career with confidence and grace. She’s broken up the book into three parts: Getting Grounded: the theological foundation for thinking about work as a Christian woman, Getting Real: conversations about the challenges we face at work, and Getting Going: ensuring our faith is present in every aspect of our lives, including our jobs. Who doesn’t need to get grounded, get real, and get going?
Seriously ladies, there’s so much good stuff in this book. When you read it, you’ll see why we at 4word were so excited to partner with Elizabeth.
As I wrote in the afterward to Faith Powered Profession, “I am proud to be a part of a growing movement of professional Christian women seeking to know God and make Him known, while serving Him in the professional world. I am grateful for Elizabeth’s commitment to that same movement.”
What do you think it means to “get real” about your faith at work? Looking for someone to talk to about how to do that? Consider applying for 4word’s fall mentorship program, applications due September 3