Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 13, 2010
More than half of all American workers now say that trying to find fulfillment at work ... isn't working for them. This is according to a recent survey that revealed only 45 percent of us are satisfied with our jobs. If you're a man who finds himself in that number, take your nose off the grindstone and put it into Dr. Patrick Morley's latest book--A Man's Guide to Work: 12 Ways to Honor God on the Job (Moody Publishers).
"You'll spend more than half of your waking hours at work," the author says. "So you'll never find complete peace on earth until you discover what God has called you to do."
Packed with practical advice and stories of men who succeeded both at business and at integrating faith and work, A Man's Guide to Work crushes the myth that only preachers and missionaries can do "God's work."
Morley contends that "God has a plan to 'ordain' you for whatever you do from Monday through Friday. The landscaper, the building contractor, the UPS deliveryman, the CEO--all of these people have chosen employment that can be spiritual when accomplished within the circle drawn by Scripture."
The book addresses questions such as: "Why Do We Work?"; "Is It Okay to Pray for Success?"; and "If God Is Sovereign, Why Plan?" At the end of each chapter, readers will find "Questions for Personal Reflection or Group Discussion." A Man's Guide to Work can also be used in conjunction with the "Doing Business God's Way" Bible study series, available at no cost in video or audio at: http://www.maninthemirror.org/biblestudy/series.htm.
"Many of the lessons I learned the hard way, you can learn by simply reading this book," praises Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries.
Dan Cathy, president and chief operating officer at Chick-fil-A, adds that the book "will help you transform your work on Monday to an act of worship."
Morley writes not from the bleachers, but from the battlefield. He has been the president or managing partner of 59 companies and partnerships. He has a PhD in management, specializing in leadership and organizational change--he also spent seven years fighting off a multi-million dollar bankruptcy. Morley ultimately won that fight and in the process, God won his heart.
He remembers, "For the first 24 years my life, money was my master. Then I spent another 14 years trying to have the best of both worlds. In despair, I prayed that God would help me to put Him first in my life, and I found that He was pleased to answer."
Today, Morley is head of an international ministry called Man in the Mirror, which has directly affected the lives of more than 10 million men around the globe. More than 3,000,000 copies of his landmark book, also called The Man in the Mirror, have been distributed worldwide.
For review copies of A Man's Guide to Work or interviews with the author, contact Zack Williamsom at Moody Publishers, 312-329-2173.