What Do You Do for a Living? (Spanish)


“What do you do for a living?” Whether you have a great answer to that question (“I have an important job!”) or a not-so-great answer (“I’m unemployed!”), the problem of defining ourselves by what we do instead of who we know, means that our self-worth is tied to our performance, instead of who we are as a son or daughter of God.

Justin S. Holcomb, a man with many jobs, unpacks how our ideas about work affect how we think about ourselves and others. Instead of work being a ladder to self-worth that we are either climbing up or falling off of, Justin describes a third way—where work, even work in a broken world, is a part of what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God, and a tool to help us grow in our love for God and others.


Justin S. Holcomb (PhD)
Justin S. Holcomb (PhD)

Justin is an adjunct professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife Lindsey are the authors of Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault and Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence. He is also the author of On the Grace of God.

Product details

Item number EB-555
Format Paperback
Number of pages 30
Dimensions 4.25" x 7.12"
ISBN 978-1-953663-09-2