Book Review-The Christian Guide to Jobs and Careers

 

Navigating the job market in the midst of Britain’s current economic downturn is no easy feat for anyone. Charles Humphreys explains how Christians can use God’s help to seek employment and develop a career in his new book, “The Christian Guide to Jobs and Careers.”

This book is not a “quick and easy” guide to getting the perfect job. Humphreys tells readers they must understand what God is telling them about their work situation before they can go out and try to change their jobs.

The first section of the book deals with the “career wilderness,” a time of hardship in people’s lives surrounding their job situations, such as unemployment. Humphreys suggests God puts people through this time of hardship to reveal to them what changes they need to make in their lives. He reminds readers that God does not put people through hardship because he hates them, but because he wants them to do what is best for themselves.

The second section of the book details the ways people can overcome the obstacles in their lives to approach the job market with confidence, and with the help of God. Humphreys implores readers to take an honest look at their career ambitions and to pray for guidance about how to best achieve these goals.

Humprheys intersperses his career advice with his own personal anecdotes and with facts about employment in the UK. He also includes inspirational Bible quotes, such as Hebrews 12:11-“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

The third section of the book is an appendix of practical career resources, such as a guide to writing a good CV, advice about job interviews and a list of useful career organizations to contact for further help in the job search.

“The Christian Guide to Jobs and Careers” is a good book for anyone who feels lost or upset about the state of their career. Humphreys gives practical guidance and encouragement with the reminder that God has a plan for all of us, no matter what the economic situation.

“The Christian Guide to Jobs and Careers” is available for purchase through Humphrey’s website at http://hope4acareer.com.