Work that uses our God-given gifts and talents can lead to a deep contentment. Yet the road to satisfying work can be winding and bumpy, full of detours and barriers. In Loving Work, author Mike Hayes shares his vocational journey with readers. He offers several practical tools based on his own experience of seeking rewarding work. What changes might you be craving in the area of work and vocation? Mike Hayes will be a joyful companion as you explore your questions, beginning with a call to notice the moments and places where you feel most alive.
I enjoyed learning how Hayes shifted from a career in radio to his present work in campus ministry. Little by little, light shone on his path and he was able to make choices that let his heart shine through his work. Whether you are craving major change, or need to see your present work in a new light, the questions Hayes offers will assist you in reflection and decision-making.
We are invited to examine our hopes and fears, and to lay everything before God in prayer. We are encouraged to bravely step beyond the familiar, and to reach for that which best allows us to express God’s love onto the world.
Hayes writes with honesty and compassion, making Loving Work an easy and encouraging read. It would be ideal for sharing with a friend who struggles to find her vocation, and makes a very helpful addition to church and public libraries.
Disclosure: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes. No fee was received for this review.