The Sacred Meaning of Everyday Work


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Faith and Enterprise Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.61 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Tribken has been in business for more than four decades and is the founder of several businesses. Along the way, he has had to deal with many of the most difficult issues people face in their work lives.Over the years, Tribken became interested in the connection between faith, spirituality, and work. Several decades spent working in business combined with several years studying theology and becoming acquainted with organized Christianity convinced him that there is a great need to find better ways for religious organizations to help people in the vocational aspects of their lives. He launched the Center for Faith and Enterprise to help meet this need. Tribken's educational background helps him explore the connections between faith, spirituality, and work. He earned an MBA from The Harvard Business School and an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Currently, Tribken is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation at Fuller. He has also spent considerable time researching positive organizational psychology and has incorporated findings from these areas in his writings.Tribken has led retreats, taught classes, led groups engaged in contemplative practices, and spoken on the subjects of spiritual practices, connecting faith and work, business as a calling, and the role of business in ending poverty. In addition to his work with the CFE, he has been involved with several other non-profit organizations dealing with the connection between faith and work. In past years, he has served as volunteer Chairman of the Board of Partners Worldwide, a board member of the Max DePree Center for Leadership, and an advisor to entrepreneurs.


Readers of Earlier Version:

"The author addresses the human need for purpose and to "connect with something

deeper than ourselves", and does so in a way that offers new insights for

our consideration. The result is a book that can help us think through the

deeper meaning of work and business and connect these with our own faith or

spirituality. . . I HIGHLY recommend buying this book."

"What an amazing book. I am so glad I found this. A "manual" for people

like me, suffering from burnout syndrome and busyness. The author shows how to

reconnect with your true self and what it really means to be human. . . I can

highly recommend this wonderful book."

"This book suggests practical ways your faith or spirituality can help you move in

this direction. The author offers for your consideration insights from multiple

sources, including the Bible, contemporary research, and his and others'

experience in business. He invites you to consider these in light of your own

faith or spirituality and your own work experience."

"Throughout the book the author smoothly weaves personal business experiences and his views

with current research findings, as well as biblical stories, which kept my

interest and made the reading enjoyable. Almost every time I put the book down

it left me with thoughts to ponder and a smile.. . . This was my best read of

the year."

"Mr. Tribken has written both an educational and practical text, walking the fine

line be scholarship and spirituality. But what makes his writing so enjoyable

is its inherent humility, keeping exhortations and criticisms to a minimum. And

to boot, his writing is extremely clear and concise. Highly recommended!"

"A high value read for anyone of any faith that wants to increase spirituality,

especially in relation to work."

". . . raised my awareness and perspective about living out and

actualizing my spirituality in my work-life. It helped me be "more fully alive,

engaged, purposeful and compassionate" in all my life. Thank you."