Immanuel Labor—God’s Presence in Our Profession

A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Approach to the Doctrine of Work

by MSG Russell E. Gehrlein US Army Ret.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781973617129
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781973617136
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781973617143

About the Book

Here is a fresh, comprehensive, Christian perspective on work. This is a solid introduction to this critical subject. It is especially geared toward those in need of God’s guidance on finding the right career and how to integrate their faith with the job. It is well-grounded in scripture, contains numerous inspirational quotes from other Christian leaders, offers practical wisdom, and includes many personal illustrations. Topics consist of the value of everyday work, thorns and thistles, the eternal value of work, finding a job that fits, how we are to work, and implications for those in ministry. It includes a helpful index of three hundred scripture references and questions for group discussion or personal reflection. This book will expand your view of how God can use your unique abilities in the workplace and how his presence at work makes all the difference.

About the Author

Russell E. Gehrlein is the author of "Immanuel Labor - God's Presence in our Profession: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Approach to the Doctrine of Work". He is a Christian, husband, father, and grandfather. He currently lives in Rolla, Missouri, with his college sweetheart and wife of thirty-eight years. Russ received a BS in mathematics from Colorado State University in 1980 and an MA in biblical studies from Cornerstone University/Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 2015. Russ is a former youth pastor and a junior/high school math and science teacher. In 2006, he retired from active duty with over 20 years of active duty as a Master Sergeant. He currently works as a Department of the Army civilian at the US Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Although this is his first book, he has been a published author for many years. Russ has written more than a dozen articles that have been published in the NCO Journal, Campus Life magazine, Army Chemical Review, and for the Center for Army Lessons Learned. He has also had 21 articles posted on blogs from four faith at work organizations. In his spare time, Russ enjoys hanging out with his wife, watching movies, listening to music, reading, and writing. He takes long walks around the neighborhood, where he likes to count bunnies. He and his wife travel often, mostly to visit their children and grandchildren. He also makes a lot of puns. Russ has posted more than 100 articles on his blog, Reflections on Theological Topics of Interest, at