Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 2, 2011 - Religion - 269 pages
God calls us first to himself, to know and follow him, and also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call or "vocation" has implications not only for our work or occupation, but also includes our giftedness, our weaknesses, our life in community and what we do day to day. In this book Gordon Smith invites you to discover your vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him.
  • What is my calling?
  • How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges?
  • Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life?
  • With competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced way of living?
Smith addresses these questions and many more in the pages of this book. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout with two expanded chapters and a new chapter on four specific areas of calling. Here is rich insight for all who long for the ears to hear and the courage to follow God's call.
 

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User Review  - Adewoye - LibraryThing

This is a great book. It's one of those books you just have to pause from time to time to absorb a weighty point raised in them. It is a modern treatise on the subject of calling and one that every serious christian must seriously study. Read full review

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In this book, Gordon Smith invites you to discover your vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him.What is my calling?How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or ... Read full review

Contents

1 Stewards of Our Lives
9
2 The Meaning of Our Work
29
3 Seeking Congruence
49
4 Chapters in Our Lives
78
5 As Unto the Lord
109
6 Thinking Vocationally
127
7 Four Callings
148
8 Courage and Character
175
10 The Cross We Bear
206
11 Working With and Within Organizations
228
12 The Ordered Life
251
Notes
265
Praise for Courage and Calling
270
About the Author
271
Morte Titles from InterVarsity Press
272
Copyright

9 The Capacity for Continuous Learning
189

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Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as professor of systematic and spiritual theology. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of many books, including Courage and Calling, Called to Be Saints, Spiritual Direction, Consider Your Calling, and The Voice of Jesus.

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