Bestselling Author & Successful Serial Entrepreneur Jordan Raynor Helps Readers Find Eternal Purpose in Their Daily Work in New Devotional,The Word Before Work
For the last several years, thought leader Jordan Raynor has been encouraging Christians around the world to find eternal purpose in their work through his bestselling books and weekly newsletters. But many of his followers began requesting not only weekly
inspiration in their work.
The result is Raynor’s engaging and insightful The Word Before Work
: A Monday-Through-Friday Devotional to Help You Find Eternal Purpose in Your Daily Work
(WaterBrook hardcover; on-sale 11/15/22).
In the book, Raynor emphasizes that, although readers may feel as if the work they do carries less eternal impact than, say, the work of a pastor or missionary, this is not how God sees it. He writes, “Whatever it looks like day to day, each one’s work is ministry and central to God’s plans to restore fallen creation.”
As the days of creation reveal, God is quite familiar with work himself. He created humans with unique giftings and interests, specifically so we can pursue His redemptive work in partnership with Him. The Word Before Work
features 260 devotional readings—one for every workday of the year—to help readers see how their work connects to God’s work in the world. The first four weeks set the foundation by exploring:
• what work means in light of the biblical narrative
• why our work matters
• five ways these truths inform how we should work today
The rest of this one-year devotional takes the reader on a journey through Scripture to explore God’s perspective on the work He has called each person to do. The Word Before Work
is a life-changing, biblically-based guide that will be appreciated by people in all walks of life, from CEOs and artists to baristas to programmers and stay-at-home parents. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jordan Raynor, author of The Word Before Work: A Monday-Through-Friday Devotional to Help You Find Eternal Purpose in Your Daily Work
(WaterBrook; on-sale 11/15/22) helps Christians respond to the radical, biblical truth that their work matters for eternity. He does this through his books (including the ECPA bestsellers Redeeming Your Time
and the children’s book The Creator in You),
podcast (Mere Christians
), and weekly devotional (The Word Before Work)—content that has served millions of Christ-followers in every country on earth.
In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush. Jordan has been featured on many media outlets including CNBC, Fast Company, Forbes.com, The Gospel Coalition, WORLD
, Dad Tired, In the Market with Janet Parshall,
and the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast.
A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three daughters. For more information, visit jordanraynor.com and instagram.com/jordanraynor.