• Religion & Spirituality

    Work and Rest God’s Way Family Guide: A Biblical Recipe for Finding Joy and Purpose in All You Do

    The Family Guide is the perfect complement to Work and Rest God’s Way! The discipline to work can be challenging for all of us, but motivating children to work is especially difficult. As a father of eight, Pastor Scott knows what is needed. Let him help you teach your children what the Bible says about work. The Family Guide is the culmination of what has been successful for him and his wife, Katie. They have learned from families they respect, books they’ve read, videos they’ve watched, conferences they’ve attended, and—most importantly—trial and error. Inside you will find: Four bonus chapters not found in Work and Rest God’s Way, with accompanying workbook material Questions to help each family member find the blessings God has for them in their labor Application assignments for each chapter to help you utilize the material Christian family books are hard to find. If you’re looking for Christian workbooks for adults or a Christian workbook for kids, look no further! Inside you will find a family workbook parents and kids can enjoy working through together. This is also a wonderful resource for group Bible studies. Whether you’re a man or woman, young or old, parent or child, married or single, this guide will enable you to enjoy both work and rest as God intended. It’s not a Bible verse: “Do your best,” but this truth is communicated in Scripture. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might,” and Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” The Family Guide will help you do your best and learn what is the work of a Christian. Discover joy and purpose in all you do! Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders: “God commands us to work. And God also commands us to rest. Scott LaPierre shows how the Bible discloses the sinfulness of laziness and ‘idleness,’ and he unpacks the contrary Biblical virtue of ‘diligence.’ But he also shows how our relationship to work can become sinful. Workaholism turns work into an addiction that can lead to burnout and idolatry. The Biblical principle of the Sabbath counters those tendencies with physical rest, the cessation of busyness necessary for spiritual devotion, and the life of faith, in which we realize that our salvation comes not by our work, but by resting in Christ. Work and Rest God’s Way is a welcome contribution as Christians rediscover the doctrine of vocation in all of its practicality and spiritual richness.”Dr. Gene Edward Veith—Provost at Patrick Henry College, director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, and author of God at Work “In Work and Rest God’s Way Scott LaPierre wonderfully reconciles the very real tension between work and rest by resisting the celebrated extremes of workaholism and play by relying on the principles and patterns laid out in God’s Word. In an age when so many are sacrificing so much to gain so very little—manifested through materialism on the one hand and hedonism on the other—this book will help you, especially if you’re a young man, navigate this life-altering strait.”Kirk Smith—Church planter, pastor, and Executive Director for the Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) “Scott LaPierre has produced a much-needed resource to help our churches and families recognize the blessing and purpose of work. He addresses sloth, the penalty for it and overwork and the need to rest, ultimately finding our rest in Christ.”Gary Powers—Preaching elder and founder and CEO of Ortho Molecular Products