Trading With God

Seven Steps to Integrate Your Faith into Your Work

By Ken Snodgrass

Trading With God

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  • ISBN: 9781532683275
  • Pages: 244
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2019
  • Retail Price: $25.00
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Trading With God

Seven Steps to Integrate Your Faith into Your Work

By Ken Snodgrass

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532683275
  • Pages: 244
  • Publication Date: 7/25/2019
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
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About-

Can I work for an energy company and still be a Christian? This question from a young professional working in the author’s London trading department sparked a journey that resulted in this book. Trading With God addresses the relevancy of the Christian faith in today’s workplace. Recognizing that Christianity is a 24/7 endeavor, this book provides the framework and tools for the reader to make the critical connection between your actual daily work activities and what God created you to do. This enables Christians to find the most meaning in their jobs and journey of faith.

Trading With God delivers in three parts. First, it grounds readers with history, scriptural references, and summarized concepts of faithful work developed over time by various church theologians. Second, a practical threefold model for Christians is introduced for daily application throughout their working lives. And third, the book builds seven steps to apply this model, which are illustrated by personal stories based upon the author’s thirty-four years of professional workplace experiences and theological research. Integrating faith and work using these seven steps can infuse more meaning into any vocation and can transform all workers, as well as the workplace and the wider community.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“From a background of lifelong Christian faith practice but unrecognized personal struggle with the real-world interface of work and faith, Ken Snodgrass addresses this observed behavioral-faith conflict. His well-conceived, practical book is a model to contemplate and apply. . . . Trading With God is a success.”

—Harold D. Cain, MD, FCCP



“Combining his distinguished experience in the corporate world with a clear passion for theology, Ken Snodgrass has produced an eminently readable and practical book. If you have ever felt tension between Sunday and the workweek, if you are interested in concrete suggestions for integrating faith and work that are deeply grounded in the riches of the Christian theological tradition, this book is for you!”

—David H. Jensen, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary 



“Snodgrass offers a timely reflection on a theology of work in an age of greater secularization and growing population sectors with no religious affiliation. . . . Snodgrass seamlessly weaves personal anecdotes with deep biblical and theological analysis of authors such as Calvin, Barth, and Moltmann and concludes with a reminder of the responsibility for every Christian to understand one’s vocational calling within a missional understanding of God’s purpose for creation.”

—Philip Wingeler-Rayo, Wesley Theological Seminary



“Through story and example, Scripture and suggestion, Ken Snodgrass allows us all to deeply consider the possibility of an integrated, intentional existence.”

—Bobbi Kaye Jones, Elder in the United Methodist Church

Contributors-

Ken Snodgrass

Bio(s)-

Ken Snodgrass retired in 2014 after thirty-four years of working in energy. His last position was general manager of Shell Energy Europe Ltd. After retirement, Ken attended seminary to study theology, church history, and Scripture in preparation for writing this book. Ken has a degree in chemical engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a master’s degree in business administration from University of Houston, and a master’s degree in theological studies from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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