Discover Joy in Work

Shundrawn A. Thomas
Transforming Your Occupation into Your Vocation


We are meant to experience joy in our work. But many of us struggle to find a sense of purpose or fulfillment in what we do. Is it possible for us to truly flourish in our work?

Business executive Shundrawn Thomas reveals how work is intended to produce lasting value and should be meaningful and productive. A healthy attitude toward work and the workplace requires intentionality and effort. Thomas helps us to a greater understanding of our abilities and passions, which in turn will help us develop into the people we are meant to be. He addresses issues of work ethic, character formation, and work-life synergy to find better harmony between what we do and who we are. Through empirical research and real-life stories, Thomas reveals fundamental truths in easy-to-remember concepts for joy at work regardless of occupation, age, or career stage.

You are designed to flourish in your workplace. Come on this journey to transcend your occupation and discover your true vocation.

"Shundrawn Thomas has written a remarkable book, a work full of cosmic wisdom and concrete advice for anybody seeking to live a life of greater joy, fulfillment, and service. By highlighting the ways our work lives might be improved, Shundrawn shows us a path where our whole selves can be enriched. I highly recommend this book."

Eboo Patel, author of Acts of Faith, president of Interfaith Youth Core

"As a dynamic leader in business, higher education, church ministry, civic engagement, and family life, Shundrawn Thomas knows how finding joy in our daily work can impact our personal well-being and professional success. In this enthralling book full of personal experiences and practical insights that come from his Christian convictions, Thomas guides his readers through a process of self-reflection that can transform the drudgery of a job into the joy of a calling that serves other people and gives glory to God."

Philip Ryken, president, Wheaton College

"Transformed! That is the best word to describe your mindset after reading Discover Joy in Work. Shundrawn Thomas's ability to seamlessly weave together timely research, piercing insights, and vivid storytelling provides a truly unique perspective on work as a calling. Reader beware! This book will impact you intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, encouraging your growth in the process."

Carla A. Harris, vice chairman of wealth management, Morgan Stanley, author of Expect to Win

"Shundrawn Thomas delivers a prophetic message to this generation and generations to come. In Discover Joy in Work, his keen insight and principled character shine through as he inspires the novice and the elder to realize their true vocation and higher calling."

Emery Lindsay, presiding bishop of the Western Diocese, pastor of Christ Temple Cathedral

"Throughout my career as a scientist, administrator, and educator, I have had the privilege of mentoring talented professionals and brilliant students. I can personally attest that one of the greatest needs of professionals and students alike is wise career counsel. Shundrawn Thomas provides this oft sought-after wisdom and so much more. Whether you are just beginning your career journey or are well along the path, Discover Joy in Work offers the unique insights, inspirational guidance, and practical applications that will help you flourish professionally, personally, and spiritually."

Larry Robinson, president of Florida A&M University