Read Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God (The Gospel Coalition) Online Free - For stay-at-home moms, it's easy to view other people's work as more valuable to God, dismissing the significance of seemingly mind-numbing, everyday tasks. In this life-giving book, Courtney Reissig encourages moms with the truth about God's perspective on their work: what the world sees as mundane, he sees as magnificent. Discussing the changing nature of stay-at-home work and the ultimate meaning of our identity as image bearers, Reissig combats common misunderstandings about the significance of at-home work—helping us see how Christ infuses purpose into every facet of the ordinary.
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May 11, 2017
Does working in the home matter, when tomorrow you are going to have to do it again? Does it matter to God?
"Our work isn’t giving us any points with God, but it is telling the world about the God we worship. It’s telling what we value most. It’s telling what we hope in even when it is hard.
June 12, 2017
The work of the home is nothing to be ashamed of. It is valuable, important work. It is necessary work. It is work that God sees as integral to his work in this world. In fact, because you bear his image, you are imaging him with every task you accomplish in your home on any given day.
There is g...
August 22, 2017
If you find yourself looking at the daily routine of life, wondering if what you're doing matters or even specifically how and why it matters, please read this book.
I found myself devouring the words on these pages, pointed to Jesus and refreshed in my role as a wife and stay-at-home mom. Reissi...
August 07, 2017
"Laundry Is My Overflowing Inbox": Working within the Home
Stuffing a ratty t-shirt into the washer’s maw, I try not to think about the fact that it was only yesterday that I hung this very same t-shirt on the clothesline. The laundry is never done — even though we are down to a family of four the...
May 12, 2017
On somewhat of a whim I decided to grab the audiobook of Glory In The Ordinary recently. The subtitle caught my eye, "Why Your Work In The Home Matters To God". As someone who has struggled with my identity, especially after I quit working as a hygienist, I thought this book sounded helpful.
May 28, 2017
Sometimes I find myself greatly encouraged by a book that tells me what I already know. That's what I expected from Glory in the Ordinary. Having been a housewife/at-home mom for 24 years, I am driven to my mundane tasks by a strong sense of purpose that I am serving God by serving my family. I t...
July 26, 2017
When I opened this book and read the description of it, I came with this in my mind. What is Courtney have in store for me and does my work really matter at home?
Within the first chapter, my attention was grasped especially after she makes the point that God our Father doesn't just work in the bi...
July 04, 2017
Interesting read. I particularly enjoyed learning about how attitudes towards the home and family have changed and morphed throughout history. I've loved hearing Courtney speak or do podcasts, but I sometimes feel like her writing is all over the place. She has good thoughts, but it feels hard to...
August 20, 2017
I liked that she addressed work for all types of women not just "stay-at-home" moms. This allows her to talk about work in the bigger picture and helps alleviate some of the tension between sides of the "mommy wars." She discusses the importance of family and creating a good theology of work at h...
July 22, 2017
I was very encouraged by this book - I've been struggling trying to understand my new role as a stay at home wife and mother after years of teaching. I appreciate Courtney's biblical perspective, and will probably end up reading this book many times.