“Honest, vulnerable, practical, and pastoral, Lindberg speaks words for that experience that seems to lack words of comfort: job loss. Guiding the reader through the reality of grief, her perspective invites readers to see how God works to bring hope and new life through a difficult experience.”
Jobs Lost, Faith Found: A Spiritual Resource for the Unemployed
Companionship and strategies for job seekers
Millions of people become unemployed every year, yet when job loss happens to us, we typically feel completely alone and often lost, ashamed, and afraid. No one knows how to comfort us when we lose our job. Unlike other griefs--when someone can say, "I'm sorry for your loss"--joblessness leaves family, friends, and acquaintances awkwardly searching for words.
Jobs Lost, Faith Found is for those who feel alone due to job loss. It is also for those who offer respect, companionship, guidance, and resources to the unemployed.
Mary C. Lindberg, pastor, chaplain, and spiritual director, draws on her family's experience of unemployment and the wisdom of many others, including sages from Scripture and the Christian tradition, to help readers discover a sense of worth and purpose on their way to a new job. She offers prayers, insights, Bible stories, and reflections to light the way during this time of uncertainty and wandering.
The path toward hope will be your own, but the ideas, reflections, and strategies in this book will get you started on your journey.