Spirituality at Work: 10 Ways to Balance Your Life On-the-Job

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10 Ways to Balance Your Life On-the-Job

Written by Gregory F. A. Pierce

Paperback book -- 168 pages -- Loyola Press

An exploration of the spirituality of work, focusing on ten spiritual disciplines that can be practiced in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the contemporary workplace. Practical guidance and spiritual wisdom are combined to offer suggestions on balancing work, personal, family, church and community responsibilities.

  • Introduction: A Spirituality for the Piety Impaired
  • Chapter 1: What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual at Work?
  • Chapter 2: How Can Work Be Spiritual?
  • Chapter 3: Surrounding Yourself with "Sacred" Objects
  • Chapter 4: Living with Imperfection
  • Chapter 5: Assuring Quality
  • Chapter 6: Giving Thanks and Congratulations
  • Chapter 7: Building Support and Community
  • Chapter 8: Dealing with Others As You Would Have Them Deal with You
  • Chapter 9: Deciding What Is "Enough"--and Sticking to It
  • Chapter 10: Balancing Work, Personal, Family, Church, and Community Responsibilities
  • Chapter 11: Working to Make "The System" Work
  • Chapter 12: Engaging in Ongoing Personal and Professional Development
This is not your typical book on spirituality. It is focused on an area of our lives that is often viewed as inconsequential--if not outright hostile--to our spiritual lives, and it tries to use the language of the workplace rather than the language of religion to talk about spiritual matters." — Gregory Pierce, from the introduction . .
Praise for Spirituality at Work:
"Here we have the good, and practical, insights of a man who realizes that God is with us in the boardroom, in the salesroom, on the factory floor, at the computer, in our cubicles—everywhere we work. If you want to discover a durable and rich spirituality that will enliven your everyday life, listen to Greg Pierce." — Paul Wilkes, author of The Good Enough Catholic: A Guide for the Perplexed“Pierce shares suggestions for finding the sacred at work and in work. Offering ideas about leading an integrated life, his book will help you realize that when you work you are standing on holy ground where, bidden or not, God is present." — Claudia Devaux, marketing manager, Hewlett-Packard Company“Pierce believes that we should get much more than just a paycheck for the 'daily grind' of our labors. Work, he suggests, should make us 'more human' by challenging our talents, temperaments, and spirits. For anyone who works, this book offers an unusual and provocative action guide for developing our spirituality on the job." — AI Gini, coeditor, Business Ethics Quarterly“Traditional pieties just don't harmonize with today's workplace and today's work styles. But what should we put in their place? In this book, Pierce delivers a sustained analysis of the different ways God calls us to serve through our work and work relationships. None of this is easy, but it is all deeply rewarding. A rich reflection." — David Neff, editor, Christianity Today“Pierce moves us from a mental file folder labeled God/Sunday/Church into an application labeled God/Spirituality/Life. He's given me a tool kit that has enabled me to merge the secular with the spiritual. This is NOT a how-to-become-a-saint book; it is a practical guide to a better life. I love it." — Libby Dorsey, president, FundWell.com“This book examines the spirituality of work in the context of such thorny issues as competition, compensation, and social justice. Pierce provides down-to-earth advice for readers to see and nurture the spiritual aspects of their labor." — Patrick T. Reardon, feature writer, The Chicago Tribune"Greg Pierce has written a persuasive book that shows that work is a marathon that requires spirit as well as sweat." — Joseph P. Sullivan, chairman, IMC Global, Inc."Finally, a guide to bringing our whole self, including our spirituality, to work. The focus on practical spirituality provides the link to application in the workplace. I especially enjoyed the personal stories highlighting how these diverse individuals all found ways to evoke and embrace their spirituality on the job." — Mary Wachowski, national business and marketing consultant, Chicago, Illinois"Spirituality at Work can help each of us grasp God in the concrete circumstances of what we do. If you are seeking wholeness and integrity in life, Pierce provides direction." — Dr. Thomas A. Bausch, professor of management, Marquette University

 

Gregory F. A. PierceGreg Pierce has over 40 years of experience working for social justice. He is the president of ACTA Publications, as well as a leader in United Power for Action and Justice. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Chicago and have three young-adult children.

 

Format: Paperback book
Product code: AP706
Dimensions: 6.1" x 9"
Length: 168 pages
Publisher:
ACTA Publications
ISBN: 978-0-8294-2116-3
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Written by Gregory F. A. Pierce