You meet someone for the first time, and after the introductions have been made the inevitable question follows: “What do you do?”
We live in an age when our sense of self is deeply shaped by our work—the activity we spend hours doing each week, generally an activity we’ve chosen to suit our own interests and situation. Whether consciously or subconsciously, many of us are captured by the mantra “I am what I do”.
In his years working as a journalist and then as a mentor and spiritual adviser to urban professionals, Andrew Laird has seen the dangers of “I am what I do” from every angle. In this clear and compelling book, Andrew tackles the issue of work and identity head-on, showing the ways in which this mantra enslaves us.
But there’s hope: Andrew also shows us how the good news about Jesus liberates us from this flawed way of thinking, changing our lives and bringing a fresh new perspective to our work.