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Courage and Calling (And Expanded)

Gordon T Smith
Courage and Calling (And Expanded)
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Courage and Calling (And Expanded)

Gordon T Smith

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God has called you--first to himself, to know and follow him but also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being.
This second call, to a defining purpose or mission in life, is often termed a vocation, from the Latin root meaning "calling." And while it has implications for your work or occupation, it also reaches wider. It includes your giftedness, your weakness, your life in community, what you 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?
As I cope with competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced, ordered way of living?
Where do I find the courage to follow God's call?

Smith addresses these questions and many more, pointing the way in this book toward freedom--and toward emotional and spiritual maturity. If you long to hear and follow God's call to you, here is the book that can get you started.
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About "Courage and Calling (And Expanded)"

God has called you--first to himself, to know and follow him but also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being.
This second call, to a defining purpose or mission in life, is often termed a vocation, from the Latin root meaning "calling." And while it has implications for your work or occupation, it also reaches wider. It includes your giftedness, your weakness, your life in community, what you 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?
As I cope with competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced, ordered way of living?
Where do I find the courage to follow God's call?

Smith addresses these questions and many more, pointing the way in this book toward freedom--and toward emotional and spiritual maturity. If you long to hear and follow God's call to you, here is the book that can get you started.
-Publisher.


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In this revised edition of his popular book, Smith addresses questions that readers may be struggling with. He leads readers through a process to discover their vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him.
- Publisher

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.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Gordon T Smith

Gordon T. Smith (Ph.D., Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) grew up in Ecuador and is president of reSource (formerly Overseas Council Canada), which works with other reSource affiliates to support and enable excellence in theological education in the developing world. Formerly academic dean and associate professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He is author of a number of works in theology and the spiritual life including A Holy Meal; Beginning Well: Christian Conversion & Authentic Transformation; Courage and Calling; Listening to God in Times of Choice and The Voice of Jesus.

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
  • Notes

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A Must-Read for Christians Who Want to Live Out Their Lives' Vocation
5 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Apr 03 2017
In this important and compelling book, Smith reminds us God has not only called us to Himself in conversion but also to a specific life-calling which is our vocation. Our vocation may be related to our career but it also needs not be. For a lot of people, their work or career brings them the means to support their vocation. Smith challenges us to live lives of vocational integrity. In the pursuit of our vocation, he also exhorts us to pursue excellence, truth, diligence and generosity. Very helpfully, he reminds us, in the pursuit of our vocation, to learn continuously so that we can grow. Pain and suffering also may be inevitable but they are important for our emotional maturity. In a very helpful chapter on working with and within organizations, Smith shares insights on how we can be effective working in an organization as well as how our vocational integrity can guide us in knowing when to leave an organization. Reading this book can be unsettling to the reader as it challenges him to seriously consider what is his vocation in life. At the same time, however, it offers profound insights to help us live our lives with vocational integrity. Highly recommended!
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  • Catalogue Code 314994
  • Product Code 9780830835546
  • ISBN 0830835547
  • EAN 9780830835546
  • Pages 269
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jun 2011
  • Sales Rank #93952
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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