When Work Hurts

Coming in March 2025 from InterVarsity Press

Sometimes work hurts.

We might be discouraged, disillusioned, or devastated by our work. We might experience trauma or harassment on the job or we may have experienced work loss by getting fired. If you've been beat up, burnt out, or broken-hearted by work, you're not alone.

The Bible tells us that work will be difficult--filled with thorns and thistles--but no one prepares us for the pain we experience on the job. Meryl Herr explores the emotional, relational, and vocational pain that work causes and helps us rebound and build resilience so that we can fully participate with God in his mission. She walks through the biblical story of the Israelites' journey of exile, return, and rebuilding as a framework for spiritual and practical resources for navigating work loss. God is at work in the midst of our work to bring healing and hope.


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