"One grand mischaracterization of the Elizabethan Puritans was that they 'were so heavenly minded they were of no earthly good.' While largely wrong of them, there is an element of truth to the claim and all in the evangelical tradition that came from them. That is why a book like Every Good Thing is so timely and helpful. Even though believers in Christ are merely pilgrims in this world on a journey toward a future heavenly home, David W. Jones rightly grounds us in the present to remind us of the stewardship that is ours in the world we have been given for our own good and, even more, the good of others."
--Jason G. Duesing, Ph.D., provost and associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"The tendency to emphasize the good of the spiritual realm to the neglect of the physical world has led many Christians to an unbiblical view of the world and a false dichotomy between the 'sacred' and 'secular.' In Every Good Thing, David W. Jones offers a helpful corrective to this tendency, grounding his arguments in a thoroughly biblical perspective, with significant implications for how Christians think about their calling, work, rest, wealth and poverty--in short, how we ought to think about our lives! Every Good Thing is an important introduction to these issues that will benefit readers greatly."
--Kenneth T. Magnuson, Ph.D., professor of christian ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary