Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Engage soul and spirit through your vocations

Today Michael D. Bobo reviews "A Life at Work by Thomas Moore" for As a Christian literature examiner, Bobo writes, "It is hard to envision a better candidate to communicate about the underlying purposes and spiritual value of working in this post modern grind." He summarizes Moore's approach to work, stressing the values of soul and spirit: "He proceeds to discuss soul and spirit since both must be engaged during work. Moore then takes an introspective turn to examine past experiences, failures, disappointments. A CV is a record of one's life experience. Moore suggests we have to engage our life story fully in order to move forward well in a life of work." Bobo ends his recommendation with a quote from the book about the process of maturation.