Work and Rest God’s Way
$14.95 paperback/$3.99 ebook
In Work and Rest God’s Way, Scott LaPierre lays out how to balance work and rest by doing them in God’s way: avoiding workaholism, but at the same time eschewing laziness, both of which, he argues, are a sin. He uses scriptures to support his reasoning, expounding on their meaning and creating logical, well-thought-out arguments.
LaPierre starts by identifying with the overworked person, the workaholic who keeps pushing themselves to get more and more done. He states, “The stress took a toll on me. I’d wake up in the middle of the night, unable to fall back asleep because my mind was occupied with the work that needed to be done. I lost thirty pounds and started having anxiety attacks. There was constant pain and tightness in my chest. I’d go to bed and wonder if I’d wake up again in the morning.” Many readers likely have felt this same kind of stress. But, LaPierre says, this is a distortion of God’s command to work.
LaPierre lays out the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual detriments of overworking, and gives instruction on how to avoid workaholism. In Work and Rest God’s Way, work is shown to be not only a command, but a blessing given by God. Through work, a person can be blessed.
Laziness Is a Sin
On the other hand, he says that resting too much, or laziness, is “a sin of profound selfishness” and tells the reader how they can break habits of laziness for good. He clearly details how to balance physical and spiritual rest with work.
Advice for All Ages
Work and Rest God’s Way is a book written for all ages. The information and instructions will help any individual balance work and rest in God’s way, but specific instruction and examples are given to husbands, wives, parents, and children in turn.
If you’ve found yourself working too much or lacking motivation to work, or you are struggling to find balance between work and home life, this book will help you address the problem and make positive changes. With plenty of examples and a scriptural foundation, this well-written, well-edited book will pull you in and make you want to better yourself. If you want to find rest in Christ, give this book a try!
This book is available to buy in print and as an ebook.
Reviewed by Catia Shattuck
Senior Reviewer, My Book Ratings