Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work and Wealth

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Douglas Wilson


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Plod, don't sprint. Be fruitful like a tree, not efficient like a machine.

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In this book, Douglas Wilson both considers the theology behind technology, work, and mission and advice on how to be productive—and to think about productivity—in the digital age.

We should not rush to buy each and every new iPhone or fancy new gadget, but neither should we reject the new technology out of nostalgia for the good ol' days when people worked with their hands or starved. Instead, we are called to see modern technology as wealth and tools that we can use, whether for good or for ill. The key is wisdom and the ability to create the right habits and the regular discipline to use what we have been given.

Ploductivity: n, 1) the practice of plodding away at a pile of work, instead of frantically trying to sprint through it all
2) being stable and graceful, like a buffalo upon the plains, not frantic, like a prairie dog or roadrunner

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Douglas Wilson is author of more than one hundred books and has been a pastor for forty years. He is also the founder of a K-12 school Logos School, liberal arts college New Saint Andrews, the CREC denomination, and the ACCS, an international classical education organization. Doug blogs prolifically at and posts his annual reading log here. He has been married to Nancy for more than forty years, and they have three grown children and hordes of grandchildren.

AUTHOR: Douglas Wilson

FOREWORD: Rebekah Merkle

PAGE COUNT: 126 pages

SIZE: 5x8"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1947644041

ISBN-13: 9781947644045

PUB. DATE: January 7, 2020 

Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Blake O

Very good. Read twice already!

Kristen Drake

Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work and Wealth

Amber Deaton

Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work and Wealth


This book has changed the way we look at productivity.

Aaron Masters
Recovering a truly Christian work ethic

I really enjoyed this book. It is not just about plodding away at a pile of work, Doug Wilson presents a framework from which to approach the pile of work which results in consistent productivity. He uses Proverbs as his main text.

Viewing technology as a form of wealth was a mindblowing reality. All of our tech is basically there to serve us in some way. However, we tend to have our "...9,000 servants sitting on the back veranda, smoking cigarettes, and passing the time." (pg. 54). Or, more frequently, in my opinion, we tend to summon our 9,000 servants for our entertainment rather than for productivity.

What are you doing with your wealth? Are you investing it in the kingdom? Or are you, like the unfaithful servant, burying it in the sand? This book helps us to recognize the vast amounts of wealth we actually possess and how to rightly use them for the betterment of Christendom.


Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work and Wealth


Great quick read on being a productive man or woman in society, a book to reread and pass on to others. I love that there is very little to no fluff in Doug’s books, he gets to the point and backs it quickly.