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Jesus, Money and Work

Practices for Forming Christian Character

eBook Short

by Klaus Issler
Foreword by Ken Eldred

Jesus, Money and Work
  • Length: 0 pages
  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 6664
  • ISBN: 9780830866649

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In this brief ebook, adapted and expanded from chapter 8 of his longer work, Living into the Life of Jesus, Klaus Issler offers a biblical study on three key topics:

  • doing your work well
  • trusting in God's provision while wisely using money on loan from God
  • giving generously

Issler focuses on the life and teaching of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels. He includes a distinctive section on Jesus' young adulthood as a builder and interacts with recent Christian business literature. He ends each of the three main chapters with suggested "prayer projects" to help you reflect on the examples of Jesus' life and work—and apply them to your own life and work.

"The desire to become more Christ-like sometimes gets translated into a list of does and don'ts which, quite frankly, can be more burdensome than joyful. In contrast, Klaus Issler draws from the teachings of Jesus to provide a fresh perspective on achieving genuine character change [with an] emphasis on the redemptive potential of marketplace activity and personal wealth."

Steve Rundle, professor of international business, Biola University, and coauthor of Great Commission Companies

"Klaus Issler tackles the tough topics of money, the marketplace and generosity. He begins by shattering the notion that Jesus was a simple carpenter and shows us how, as a master builder, Jesus spoke to the workplace and business leaders about closing the 'Sunday-Money gap' and living life as a generous giver."

Greg Leith, director, Strategic Alliances, Biola University, Board of Directors, Convene CEO Forum and The Barnabas Group


Foreword by Ken Eldred
1. Doing Our Work Well
2. Wisely Using Our Money on Loan from God
3. Giving Generously
Key Points
About the Author


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Klaus Issler

Klaus Issler (PhD, Michigan State) is professor of Christian education and theology in the Ph.D. program in educational studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California.