- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (Sept. 29 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310337313
- ISBN-13: 978-0310337317
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 20.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Customer Reviews: 174 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #485,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human. Hardcover – Sept. 29 2015
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There is an awakening happening in the Western church. We are rediscovering that God’s mission includes all of creation, not just church work, and he intends for us to be flourishing people, not just religious disciples. John Mark Comer’s book continues this awakening with accessible insight into forgotten biblical truths about the importance of our identity as women and men created in God’s image, the value of our vocations in the world, and a ravishing vision of the beautiful future we are building with God today. Everyone who reads this book will see themselves, their work, and their world with new eyes. (Skye Jethani, author of With, Futureville, and the With God Daily Devotional (WithGodDaily.com))
His writing is informal and infectious, growing on the reader as the topics get more intimate. (Publisher’s Weekly (review of John Mark Comer’s Loveology))
Does what we do for work --- in an office, factory, and kitchen, or studio--- matter to God? Is “the Lord’s work” relegated to those who receive paychecks from churches and nonprofits? In Garden City, John Mark’s unique knack for distilling lofty academic concepts into pragmatic, reader-friendly prose focuses on the hugely important and often overlooked interconnectedness of faith and vocation. Knowing him like we do, it’s easy to see his profound desire to know and live the way of Jesus, and to pursue work that matters to God’s redemptive plan, poured out on these pages. (The elders of Bridgetown: A Jesus Church)
About the Author
John Mark Comer is pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Master's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary and is the author of two previous books: Loveology and Garden City. Comer is married to Tammy and they have two boys, Jude and Moses and a little girl, Sunday.
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The author wrote in a very modern and enjoyable style and the content kept me hungry for more. This book and it's knowledge is very applicable and has already changed the way I want to live my life.
Top international reviews
John Mark Comer's books are on one level an easy read, very accessible, honest and human, while on another level being packed with theological truth and understanding which comes from years of study.
To be recommended.