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Praise for How God Makes the World A Better Place

 

“My own kingdom zeal has been renewed by this compelling ‘little’ book. Built off the life-changing truths of the Wesleyan tradition—which are, themselves, so solidly built on the living Word of God—this timely read is for anyone who desires their work to express the transforming character of Christ. And in so doing, change their co-workers. Their communities. Their world.”

Harold Smith
president and CEO
Christianity Today

“At a time in history when work and accomplishments are being battered by some, it is good to see a book written about the positive and spiritual aspects of work. John Wesley had a healthy definition of work as is shown throughout this book. The book shows the connection between our spiritual lives and our work lives. There should be no distance between them. Enjoy this refreshing book of advice and testimonials about the blessings of working as unto the Lord.”

Barbara Green
co-founder
Hobby Lobby

"You can find significant biblical and theological reflection on work and vocation among contemporary evangelicals. You also have a variety of traditions represented: Roman Catholic, Reformed, Lutheran, and Baptist. However, a sound and practical Wesleyan perspective is sorely lacking. Dr. David Wright fills this gap with a book that fleshes out a Wesleyan theology of work. His book is informed by our distinctive doctrine of individual and corporate holiness and makes relevant application to contemporary culture, helping readers to make connections between Wesleyan theology and life."

Christopher Bounds, Ph.D.
professor of Theology
Indiana Wesleyan University

"John Wesley taught that good works are necessary to grow in grace and the image of God.  In many respects, this is the Wesleyan tradition discipleship formed by the mastery of spiritual principles and applied in the disciplines of work and service.  There is no one better than Dr. David Wright to bring this message.  As provost at Indiana Wesleyan University following other Christian higher education posts in the U.S., Haiti and England, Dr. Wright fuses a rich exploration of John and Charles Wesley¹s theology with keen insight into faith and work integration.  He distinction between employment, vocation and money is especially useful for Christians who aspire to be a faithful presence in society.  Modern culture asks us to choose between self and others. Wright counters that the pursuit of happiness is found in the alignment of spiritual maturity, contributing to society and loving neighbor as self."

Jay Hein
former director
White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives