Work, Play, Love: A Visual Guide to Calling, Career and the Mission of God by Mark R. Shaw

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Mark Shaw speaks to a present generation, not limited to a certain age category, for whom the pressures of work frustrate, play exhausts, and nurturing love is challenging. This book is not about choosing or changing a career; it is about one’s calling, or what Shaw calls a cluster of callings, that include and impact all of work, play, and love.
Drawing on Scripture and experience, Shaw weaves the theme of seeking wisdom and finding delight and balance in the commitments and complexities of life. Simple drawings and flow diagrams add to an already accessible writing style. Each chapter ends with “thinking it through” and “taking action” prompts for continuing the conversation and putting the thoughts of the chapter into practice.  
Great for any study group, this book might be just the thing for an employer or supervisor to offer to a staff as a book study opportunity, opening up dialogue about the challenges and blessings of bringing a balance to the work, play, and love in our lives. (InterVarsity)

About the Author

Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.