Courage and Calling

Courage and Calling : Embracing Your God-Given Potential

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 269 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 23mm | 330g
  • Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Illinois, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and Expanded
  • 0830835547
  • 9780830835546
  • 87,865

Table of contents

1 Stewards of Our Lives

Navigating Change with Grace and Courage

2 The Meaning of Our Work

A Theological Vision for Engaging Our World

3 Seeking Congruence

The Character of Vocational Integrity

4 Chapters in Our Lives

Vocation and the Stages of an Adult Life

5 As Unto the Lord

The Pursuit of Excellence, Truth, Diligence and Generosity

6 Thinking Vocationally

Wisdom for the Road

7 Four Callings

Business, the Arts, Education and Religious Leadership

8 Courage and Character

Turning from the Fear That So Easily Entangles Us

9 The Capacity for Continuous Learning

The Way We Stay Alive and Engaged

10 The Cross We Bear

Difficulty and Emotional Maturity

11 Working with and Within Organizations

Leveraging Our Work with the Work of Others

12 The Ordered Life

Between Solitude and Community

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Review quote

Smith simplifies the process of sound vocational decision-making. . . . Smith's text is thoroughly engaging as he deals with one of life's most important issues.--Publishers Weekly
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About Gordon T. Smith

Gordon T. Smith is the president of reSource Leadership International, an agency that fosters excellence in theological education in the developing world. He also teaches spiritual theology part time at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Beginning Well, Listening to God in Times of Choice and The Voice of Jesus.
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