‘Draws a wealth of wisdom from both Scripture and the world of business that moves us out of the confines of holy huddles to join God on His mission.’
Andy Frost, Director Share Jesus International
The average Brit can expect to spend 85,000 hours at work! And for many, the ‘daily grind’ is just that – a grind! So how can Christians make the most of their time at work: fulfil their calling, honour God and bless their colleagues?
Celebrating our unique gifts and personalities, Steve Botham offers a dynamic, faith-filled vision of what God’s kingdom coming in our workplaces might look like. While we all know God is not just interested in Sundays, in practice it can be hard to see how He is engaged with our working weeks. But from budget meetings and sales calls to HR queries and everything else, His Kingdom, My Business demonstrates in relatable ways that no part of our job is beyond God’s care.
Blending real-world examples with insights from theology, the early Church and his own professional experience, Steve shows how we can turn our understanding of the nine-to-five on its head. We may feel like ordinary people doing ordinary jobs in ordinary workplaces, but the God who called us to them has extraordinary plans and delights in what we do. As Jill Garrett, Executive Director of Tentpeg Consulting and an authority on leadership development, comments, ‘His Kingdom, My Business is a must read for Christians searching for answers and encouragement in their workplace mission field.’
With experience in the charity, not-for-profit and commercial sectors, Steve is well-placed to write on what God can do, wherever we work. ‘The book reflects some key lessons from my life, and people I know,’ he observes. ‘We are called to the workplace and God delights in our being there. So when we pray, “Your kingdom come” – beware! This prayer can radically transform our work environments! And we need to ensure we have prayer support and godly challenge from people who want to us to flourish in our professional call.’
Let His Kingdom, My Business inspire you to partner with God in transforming your workplace for His kingdom, and to make the most of those 85,000 hours!
‘Weaving together biography, history, theology and practice with stories from his life, Steve’s wisdom encourages confident service wherever we find ourselves – be that the office, the supermarket or the boardroom.’
Rev Canon Dr Sharon Prentis, Dean of Ministry, St Mellitus College
His Kingdom, My Business by Steve Botham (ISBN: 9781912726523) is published by Instant Apostle and is available on 22nd April 2022 from bookshops and online retailers. Christian Life and Practice, paperback, 288pp, £10.99.