We often feel overworked and overrun, defeated and discouraged. The world says be productive so that you can get all you can out of this life. The Bible says be productive so you can gain more of the next life.
Feeling overwhelmed and unproductive? The answer isn’t to do more.
What image forms in your mind when you think of productivity? An assembly line? Spreadsheets? Business suits or workplace uniforms? In the ancient world, productivity didn’t conjure images like these. Instead, it referred to crop yield and fruit bearing. This agrarian imagery helps us understand productivity through a biblical lens. Jesus taught,
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit.John 15:8
Who doesn’t want to have a truly productive life—to bear much fruit? But how does this happen in the places we hold dear—the home, workplace, and in our communities?
We often feel overworked and overrun, defeated and discouraged. The world says be productive so that you can get all you can out of this life. The Bible says be productive so you can gain more of the next life. In Redeeming Productivity, author Reagan Rose explores how God’s glory is the purpose for which He planted us. And he shows how productivity must be firmly rooted in the gospel.
Only through our connection to Christ—the True Vine—are we empowered to produce good fruit. This book shows how we can maintain the vitality of that connection through simple, life-giving disciplines. Readers will discover manageable applications like giving God the first fruits of our days. Additionally, Reagan discusses how our perspective on suffering is transformed as we see trials as God’s pruning for greater productivity.
“Reagan goes for the heart of why a Christian must care about productivity, not for personal gain, but to optimize your position to glorify God in all aspects of life. He lays out how believers can effectively serve God with clear, measurable, and achievable goals. Redeeming Productivity is a timely piece for a culture devoted to personal achievements rather than glorifying God.”
Costi W. Hinn
President & Founder of For the Gospel
“Reagan does such an excellent job in Redeeming Productivity to remind us that being productive as a believer isn’t about getting the most things done, but about being faithful stewards of what the Lord has entrusted to us. If you read one book on productivity as a Christian, whether you’re a full-time homemaker like me or a business executive, this should be your first choice. It’s practical, grace-filled, and applicable to all seasons of life. I am so thankful for this resource.”
Creator of The Thankful Homemaker
“Fruitful labor is a gift from the Lord as He graciously works in and through His people for His good pleasure. Productivity is not so much a science to be studied but a prayerful discipline to cultivate, entrusting our service to the faithful Lord of the harvest who is always working in our lives, in our families, in our churches, and in our communities. In this insightful book, Reagan Rose distills biblical wisdom as we pursue productivity not for our glory, but for God alone.”
President & CEO, Ligonier Ministries
“For the past couple of years, I’ve been learning everything I can from Reagan Rose. I’m not exaggerating when I say that his wisdom has changed my life. I’m excited to see him share his knowledge in this excellent book. Just as I expected, it’s clear, biblical, and practical. Read this book. Mark it up. Most of all, apply its lessons. I’m confident that you will benefit from Reagan’s wisdom too.”
Pastor of Liberty Grace Church, Toronto; author of 8 Habits for Growth
“Our lives belong to Christ, not ourselves. That is the first principle of productivity for Christians—and Reagan Rose shows us how it changes everything. This much-needed book is filled with outstanding tips and techniques. But most importantly, it grounds everything in a sound theology of why we need to be productive at all.”
Author, What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done and How to Get Unstuck
“Redeeming Productivity is a long-needed book in the Christian space! Regan drives home solid Biblical principles in his book to help Christians learn to manage their time more effectively, but to truly see it from a Biblical perspective. As an entrepreneur, I have often struggled to find advice that was impactful, yet sound, and that is exactly what Reagan has brought home in this book. I cannot wait to see all that God will do in my own life and businesses and I continue to walk out the principles learned in this book!”
Christine Evans, Creator of Weightloss Hero