With rising unemployment and plummeting retirement accounts, more and more people are looking for work. While there are dozens of books about polishing your resume and sharpening your interview skills, little attention has been paid to coping with the spiritual distress and feelings of hopelessness that can overwhelm you when you're searching for a job.
"Devotions for Job Seekers" can help. This book features one hundred daily meditations, each one offering a pertinent passage from the Bible, a few paragraphs that focus on a particular challenge of being unemployed, and a short prayer. Ranging from very practical concerns to more profound spiritual matters, the meditations address such topics as letting yourself grieve, handling anger, reassessing priorities, overcoming the sense of being superfluous, and learning to acknowledge and embrace your dependence on God during periods of distress. Throughout the book, examples of Biblical characters who survived various job and personal crises bring to light the power of faith and prayer.