What Others Are Saying about Henry’s Glory

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‘Thrilled that Denver Seminary’s ENGAGE magazine graciously included a quick article about Henry’s Glory. Catch some “story behind the story” right here: http://denverseminary.uberflip.com/i/394033/10

“This will be a thoughtful and enjoyable read for anyone who ever asked this question: ‘how does my every day job connect with God’s larger purposes in the world?’ John Pletcher uses compelling story telling to say that all work is redemptive and that such done for God is the fitting offering to the designer of work, our very Creator. The narrative is interesting and makes the reader think along with the writer as he navigates through the false dichotomy between the sacred and the secular, as he challenges conventional thinking of work as drudgery, as he refuses to compartmentalize spirituality. And as such John makes a case for the Christian to be ‘faithfully present’ on the job as he/she works to God’s glory!”
—Amazon review by Steve Brubaker, Ministry Leader

“Every Christian in America should carve out time; read this story; pray; and begin to re-focus…It’s time that we become effective and connected with those around us!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                             —Amazon review by John A. Rairigh, Home Instead Senior Care

“A well-researched, engaging story that provides insights into the importance of our work-life to God’s intention for the world. It explains how our daily work can make a difference in the world.”                                                                                                                                                                                            —Amazon review by David Osborn, Englewood, Colorado

“Last year’s Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report showed that only 30% of Americans are engaged and inspired at work. In looking for resources on how to find significance and joy in your daily work, I came across Henry’s Glory. Together, the story and discussion questions paint the picture of what it means to find mission and joy in what you do. Allow God to work in you and through you… whatever your occupation might be.”                                                                                                                                                                           —Amazon review by Doug

“I find this book to be an easy read and inspirational. It is a good motivator to help you get started in connecting with others and sharing God’s blessings.”                                                                                                                                                                                                —Amazon review by Kris G.

Grateful that Henry’s Glory is spotlighted/reviewed on Christian Overman’s “Great Summer Reading” list! Catch his comments right here: http://biblicalworldviewmatters.blogspot.com/2014/06/great-summer-reading.html

Thrilled at Ken Eldred’s recent comments! https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Integrated-Life/191548137561114

Henry’s Glory, while being a great story, has lots for us to learn in how we approach our work. I encourage you to read it and follow the questions suggested between chapters. . . . It will put joy in your heart and a sense of worth in all that you do. When you finish, you will be well on your way to a fulfilling, integrated life in Christ.”
—Ken Eldred, Author of The Integrated Life

“I always felt that my work had meaning. I just did not realize the potential for mission that was surrounding me every day. . . . I now look for ways that I can make a positive contribution to the world through my work—from the simple act of redirecting a negative conversation to discussing the Bible with a colleague. I feel more comfortable sharing my faith and being a positive example for others in my workplace.”
—Michelle Daggett, Mathematics teacher, Donegal High School

“Like a well-crafted novel, I was drawn in by the story, which moves with pace and interesting characters, but Pletcher gives us so much more. The sustained impact of Henry’s Glory is the way in which marketplace leaders are encouraged and motivated to see their work as their worship to God. Don’t treat this as another novel, it’s a life-shaping experience.”
—Craig Sider, President, The New York City Leadership Center

“To know and serve Jesus is essential to the Christian life. I love how Dr. Pletcher stirs up our desire to serve Christ in the workplace. This book will challenge you to do exactly that—wherever you work and whatever you do each day.”
—Doug Funk, Vice President, D.H. Funk and Sons LLC

“Despite the Apostle Paul’s teaching that everyone in the body of Christ is needed, many Christians see themselves as inferior contributors to the life of the body. . . . Henry’s Glory . . . not only debunks this insidious belief, but also provides a proven way for church leaders to help all Christians know and live out their God-given value within the body of Christ.”
—Paul D. Borden, Author of Make or Break Your Church in 365 Days

“Henry’s Glory adds a helpful, believable narrative to the growing body of literature on the relationship of faith and work. John is a gifted writer who knows how to communicate important theological concepts through interesting and accessible narrative. I hope students of business and theology, as well as workplace leaders everywhere, will seriously consider reading and implementing the captivating vision John presents!”
—Don J. Payne, Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Formation, Denver Seminary

“I wholeheartedly recommend this Christ-honoring, creative resource. Henry’s Glory will prove thought-provoking and deeply motivating for pastors, small groups, and students everywhere. Enjoy the story and join God in your workplace! You will experience a serious jump-start to everyday, missional living.”
—Alan Robinson, National Director of the Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S.

“Pletcher has offered a marvelous example of my favorite kind of writing, a compelling story that communicates deeper truths. . . . I would encourage small groups to read and study this book together, if for no other reason than that most churches aren’t talking about this, and should be.”
—Anthony L. Blair, President, Evangelical Seminary, Pennsylvania

“John challenges the conventional thinking that in order for our daily work to have significance, it must flow from or through an organized religious entity. Through the story of a young man’s quest for meaning and purposeful living, he helps us see the importance of our individual role in God’s big story. Our daily work is a key component for impacting others in some of the most meaningful ways.”
—Tracy Seiger, Realtor, Prudential Homesale Services

“Regardless of one’s profession, the story inspires us to not compartmentalize between the sacred and secular, but instead to participate in ‘God’s original intention for creation to involve healthy, creative work.'”
—Dale R. Yoder, AIA, President, Cornerstone Design Architects

“Soak up this story! Henry’s Glory offers a fresh perspective on the purpose and value of work, challenging assumptions about what is sacred and what is secular. If you’ve ever wondered if there is meaning and lasting value in what you do every day, I highly recommend it!”
—John Cox, Executive Vice President, Turkey Hill Dairy

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