In his review of Lifework (authored by Darrow Miller), Robert Osburn states:
Miller takes the time to unpack the economics of work, and not just the theology of it, [and this] makes the book well worth reading on that score alone.
He unfolds the "three plain rules" of John Wesley: gain, save, and give all you can.
Miller also does a good job of showing how "idealistic socialism" (are you listening Obama?) and "predatory capitalism" (are you listening Republicans?) are bastardizations of an economic system that I would call "compassionate capitalism."
"Compassionate capitalism" savors market mechanisms while embedding them in a moral framework where the ultimate end (love for God and neighbor) regulates the immediate end (profit).
"For over 25 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women," states his bio at Discipling the Nations.
"From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer."
Read the rest of Osburn's "Hey Obama, Republicans, and Pastors -- Can Capitalism Be a Mission From God?"
Sarah Palin and the Death Panels, by Darrow Miller