February 2, 2023

The Sacred Meaning of Everyday Work Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE SACRED MEANING OF EVERYDAY WORK by Robert H Tribken Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Robert H Tribken
Release Date: January 31, 2023
Publisher: Faith and Enterprise Press
Formats: Paperback
Pages: 272

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(An earlier version was published in 2021 as Sacred Rhythm: A Christian Spirituality for Our 21st Century Work Lives by Robert Tribken.)

It’s time to engage problems and opportunities with a new sense of purpose.

Work can sometimes feel like a pressure cooker, with painful levels of stress, interpersonal conflict, and the risk of burnout. We can lose track of our goals and maybe even feel as though our work is pointless and going nowhere.

Developing a deeper sense of purpose will help us overcome these problems and perhaps even flourish in our work lives.

Many of us have a deep, intuitive desire to connect with something deeper than ourselves; for many, this means a deeper awareness of God and the divine mystery as we go through the week. And we have a closely related desire to contribute to the greater good and the well-being of other people through our work.

These powerful desires can profoundly affect our work lives if we let them guide us to our deeper purpose.

The Sacred Meaning of Everyday Work will help you find this new sense of purpose and deal with your challenges and opportunities with wisdom, strength, and courage.

The author offers practical insights from multiple sources, including the Bible, contemporary research, and experience in business. He invites you to consider these in light of your own faith or spirituality and your own work experience.

This book will help you:

  • Find deeper purpose and meaning in your work and see its spiritual connection.
  • Cultivate the character strengths like courage, integrity, and compassion you need to lead in a time of uncertainty.
  • Overcome work-related problems like stress, burnout, and interpersonal conflict.
  • Adopt short spiritual practices that help you relax, turn your attention toward God, and focus on the work at hand with new energy.
  • Understand how your work contributes to the greater good and the well-being of other people.
  • See how the values you bring to your work can encourage the teamwork essential for success.
  • Learn what the Bible actually says about your work’s positive value and its contribution to human flourishing.

Your work is important for yourself, your family, your coworkers, and society as a whole. Finding its sacred meaning will help you work with a new sense of purpose.

Churches and Our Spiritual Needs in the Workplace

Churches have an opportunity to help people both inside and outside the church in an important area of their lives—their work lives. A church that does this in a helpful, constructive manner can engage with and help a much broader segment of the population than it currently reaches.

A good first step would be to understand the spiritual needs of people in their work lives. These needs, and their work more generally, vary greatly; it is critical to avoid over-generalizing. Nevertheless, we can point out some common spiritual needs as examples.

People seek a deeper sense of purpose in their work. Most people want to experience a sense of connection with something deeper or larger than themselves—for most, this means a greater awareness of God as they work. And many have a corresponding desire to contribute to the greater good and the well-being of other people. Understanding how they express these through their work can form the basis for a deeper sense of purpose.

People also face serious challenges in their work lives that get in the way of shalom. These come in the form of various sins, misfortunes, and adversities. Spiritual strength and insights can help them overcome these.

Many people are interested in prayer and other spiritual practices; a large percentage of people pray frequently. We can help them find practices that fit into the rhythm of their work and help them quickly turn their attention toward God. These practices can help them stay calm amidst stress and conflict, refocus their attention, and reconnect with their deeper purpose.

There are also needs involving the development of character strengths, spiritual aspects of professional growth, and building or finding a supportive community.

Churches can help in each of these areas. But the necessary first step is to develop an understanding of the needs themselves.

Adapted from The Sacred Meaning of Everyday Work, copyright 2023 by Robert H. Tribken, faithandenterprise.org.

Rob Tribken has been in business for over four decades and is the founder of several businesses. Along the way, he has had to deal with many of the most difficult issues people face in their work lives. 

Over the years, Tribken became interested in the connection between faith, spirituality, and work. Several decades spent working in business combined with several years studying theology and becoming acquainted with organized Christianity convinced him that there is a great need to find better ways for churches to minister to people in the vocational aspects of their lives. He launched the Center for Faith and Enterprise to meet this need and help people experience a new sense of purpose, fulfillment, and effectiveness in their work lives. 

Tribken’s educational background helps him explore the connections between faith, spirituality, and work. He earned an MBA from The Harvard Business School and an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tribken is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation at Fuller. He has also spent considerable time researching positive organizational psychology and has incorporated findings in his writings. 

Tribken has led retreats, taught classes, led groups engaged in contemplative practices, and spoken on the subjects of spiritual practices, connecting faith and work, business as a calling, and the role of business in ending poverty. In addition to his work with the CFE, he has been involved with several other non-profit organizations dealing with the connection between faith and work. In past years, he has served as a volunteer Chairman of the Board of Partners Worldwide, a board member of the Max DePree Center for Leadership, and an advisor to entrepreneurs. 

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(1) winner will receive a finished copy of THE SACRED MEANING OF EVERYDAY WORK - US Only.

Ends February 18th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Mythical Books

Guest Post/IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


The Momma Spot

Guest Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight/IG Post


Writer of Wrongs


Week Two:


Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post


Two Points of Interest



Review Thick And Thin

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IG Review/LFL Drop Pic


Rajiv's Reviews

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Fire and Ice

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Week Three:


the book near me

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