Callings Book
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  • Author : Gregg Michael Levoy
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 1998-09-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9780609803707

Callings Excerpt :

How do we know if we're following our true callings? How do we sharpen our senses to cut through the distractions of everyday reality and hear the calls that are beckoning us? is the first book to examine the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, have a child) or to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving). While honoring a calling's essential mystery, this book also guides readers to ask and answer the fundamental questions that arise from any calling: How do we recognize it? How do we distinguish the true call from the siren song? How do we handle our resistance to a call? What happens when we say yes? What happens when we say no? Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and powerful stories of people who have followed their own calls, Gregg Levoy shows us the many ways to translate a calling into action. In a style that is poetic, exuberant, and keenly insightful, he presents an illuminating and ultimately practical inquiry into how we listen and respond to our calls, whether at work or at home, in our relationships or in service. Callings is a compassionate guide to discovering your own callings and negotiating the tight passages to personal power and authenticity.

Callings Book


  • Author : William Carl Placher
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 080283048X

Callings Excerpt :

Callings gathers select passages on work and vocation from the greatest writers in Christian history. William Placher has written introductions to accompany the selections - an introduction to each of the four main historical sections and a brief introduction to each reading. While the vocational questions faced by Christians have changed through the centuries, this book demonstrates how the distilled wisdom of these saints, preachers, theologians, and teachers remains relevant to Christians today.

Callings Book


  • Author : Dave Isay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980859

Callings Excerpt :

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

Callings Book


  • Author : Louise Stefanía Decosse
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2022-03-30
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781039118706

Callings Excerpt :

There is a deeper reality at play than the current one most of us occupy and perceive, and the inner self has direct access to it through openness, insight, dreams, meditation, and attention. Through this delightfully eclectic collection of poems, one writer’s desire to understand, experience, and express the essence of life is revealed. Find within these pages the space to begin a journey of your own: the space to rest, to ask questions, to heal and to come alive. In the end, all remains a mystery. The exciting thing is to learn all we can and to explore.

Academic Callings Book

Academic Callings

  • Author : Janice Angela Newson
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: College teachers
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551303697

Academic Callings Excerpt :

With contributions from diverse disciplines - from classics to biology, nursing to sociology - Academic Callings aims to provoke a wide-ranging conversation, one that concerns everyone, whether as members of academic communities or as citizens."--Pub. desc.

Life   s Callings Book

Life s Callings

  • Author : Joe C. Brown
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2022-09-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781664271128

Life s Callings Excerpt :

This book discusses the “special call” to ministry and describes how our calling is interconnected with the other key areas of life. God’s callings for our lives include a broad spectrum of areas. Our Creator, who “knits us together in our mother’s womb,” places within our hearts and minds our purpose for our being on earth, and out of that context calls us to serve the needs of His Kingdom—sometimes in specific ways. While not everyone is called to dedicate their careers to ministry, everyone is called to engage in the Lord’s work on some level and many times to multiple tasks in life. This book examines the wide range of those callings and focuses on the “special call” to ministry. This book answers many of the questions students have about the “special call” to ministry and is written to guide young people as they choose their career fields—especially in ministry. In working in higher education for over four decades, the author has observed many students struggle to determine which major they should take in college and decide whether they are called to the ministry. The second part of the book is dedicated to finding God’s will for our lives. Upon graduation, many ministry students seek to know which ministry opportunity they should take. However, there are other times when our calling comes directly from our Creator. God calls us and we know with conviction that He has called us. There are other times when our calling flows out of the situation we find ourselves in—and sometimes this is not of our own choosing. At other times our callings are connected to the choices that we make. For example, when we choose to get married, we take on the calling of serving our spouse. In all of life, God masterfully uses our circumstances to call us to His work.

To Bless Our Callings Book

To Bless Our Callings

  • Author : Laura Kelly Fanucci
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-07-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532615795

To Bless Our Callings Excerpt :

To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation is an ecumenical collection that supports the callings of everyone within the Christian community. This valuable resource of over two hundred prayers, blessings, poems, and sacred songs from diverse Christian traditions speaks to the heart of vocation's richness. -Part I (Ages and Stages) gathers prayers for children, teens, young adults, and adults in mid-life, later, and older adulthood. -Part II (Work and Profession) offers blessings for traditional professions and overlooked occupations--from nurses to truck drivers, janitors to lawyers, salespeople to stay-at-home parents. -Part III (A Year of Blessing) highlights times to preach and pray about vocation throughout the church year and cultural calendar. Drawing from research with hundreds of Christians in congregations across the country about their sense of God's call in their lives, the book fills the gap between Christianity's rich theologies of vocation and people's pastoral needs in living out their callings. To Bless Our Callings is a perfect resource for catechists, musicians, worship leaders, spiritual directors, retreat leaders, campus ministers, and chaplains.

Divine Callings Book

Divine Callings

  • Author : Richard N. Pitt
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814768235

Divine Callings Excerpt :

One of the unique aspects of the religious profession is the high percentage of those who claim to be “called by God” to do their work. This call is particularly important within African American Christian traditions. Divine Callings offers a rare sociological examination of this markedly understudied phenomenon within black ministry. Richard N. Pitt draws on over 100 in-depth interviews with Black Pentecostal ministers in the Church of God in Christ—both those ordained and licensed and those aspiring—to examine how these men and women experience and pursue “the call.” Viewing divine calling as much as a social process as it is a spiritual one, Pitt delves into the personal stories of these individuals to explore their work as active agents in the process of fulfilling their calling. In some cases, those called cannot find pastoral work due to gender discrimination, lack of clergy positions, and educational deficiencies. Pitt looks specifically at how those who have not obtained clergy positions understand their call, exploring the influences of psychological experience, the congregational acceptance of their call, and their response to the training process. He emphasizes how those called reconceptualize clericalism in terms of who can be called, how that call has to be certified, and what those called are meant to do, offering insight into how social actors adjust to structural constraints.

Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues Book

Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues

  • Author : Brent Waters
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493432578

Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues Excerpt :

Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.

Claiming Our Callings Book

Claiming Our Callings

  • Author : Kaethe Schwehn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199341054

Claiming Our Callings Excerpt :

The chapters in this book contend that attention to vocational concerns promotes the civic good promised by defenders of liberal arts education. In doing so, their authors suggest that the good of higher education is larger than the immediate, practical benefit an individual student gains while earning a degree, that addressing enduring questions is essential if students are to meet the challenges and crises facing them.

Words That Empower  Your Callings  VII Book

Words That Empower Your Callings VII

  • Author : Kate Ellis
  • Publisher : Kate Ellis
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9780985048358

Words That Empower Your Callings VII Excerpt :

Words that Empower is a word search puzzle series, available in a convenient carry size book and interactive CD. The puzzles are carefully crafted to enhance potent attributes within you, to affirm, validate and gently assist shifting a self-limiting perception. Words are strategically placed within the grid to challenge the superconscious, conscious and subconscious mind. Each puzzle utilizes NLP, a form of 'anchoring' information into the subconscious and waking mediation, which focuses the mind into a relaxed state thereby allowing you to absorb more information and affirmations that focus upon the positive. The series is a meditation of language, concepts, and word combinations intended to challenge your perceptions and perspective. "Your Callings" VII A "call" is a need to not only fulfill you by living an authentic life, but also include the world in which you live in. We are spirits having a human experience. It is our humanity that endeavors to utilize this plane we call Earth to deepen and expand understanding, connection to all and everything, to become aligned with our highest self and Source. Understand, there is no one like you, never was, never will be. You are unique, you are vital. You are not a mistake, an accident or freak of nature. You are needed, not only for your soul's purpose, but as well for the world itself. Right now, you are doing, existing as in-tended, but as well there is more, much more for you, and that is a part of your job here, the journey of discovery. So pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, symptoms, they are conveying messages to you.

Spiritual Fruit  Gifts  Works   Callings Book

Spiritual Fruit Gifts Works Callings

  • Author : Julie
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-07-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456714116

Spiritual Fruit Gifts Works Callings Excerpt :

This book is a classic discussion about the dynamics of growing spiritual fruit. It provides a closer look at what your fruit of the spirit looks like and its inter-relatedness with your purpose. It identifies the countless character change qualities awaiting your consideration and embrace. Each page is filled with inspiration and fresh new insights for maturing despite the pressures of everyday life. Enrichment principles and suggested techniques for shaping Christian skills provide a practical guide for self-motivation. It concludes with a hands-on approach for modeling integrity in what God has called and assigned to do on earth. Now see yourself soaring in productivity, increase and wealth.

Callings and Consequences Book

Callings and Consequences

  • Author : Christopher J. Lane
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2021-12-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228009757

Callings and Consequences Excerpt :

The concept of vocation in an early modern setting calls to mind the priesthood or religious life in a monastery or cloister; to be “called” by God meant to leave the concerns of the world behind. Beginning in the mid-seventeenth century, French Catholic clergy began to promote the innovative idea that everyone, even an ordinary layperson, was called to a vocation or “state of life” and that discerning this call correctly had implications for one’s happiness and salvation, and for the social good. In Callings and Consequences Christopher Lane analyzes the origins, growth, and influence of a culture of vocation that became a central component of the Catholic Reformation and its legacy in France. The reformers’ new vision of the choice of a state of life was marked by four characteristics: urgency (the realization that one’s soul was at stake), inclusiveness (the belief that everyone, including lay people, was called by God), method (the use of proven discernment practices), and liberty (the belief that this choice must be free from coercion, especially by parents). No mere passing phenomena, these vocational reforms engendered enduring beliefs and practices within the repertoire of global Catholic modernity, even to the present day. An illuminating and sometimes surprising history of pastoral reform, Callings and Consequences helps us to understand the history of Catholic vocational culture and its role in the modernizing process, within Christianity and beyond.

Callings  Tales of the Conrads of Karna Book

Callings Tales of the Conrads of Karna

  • Author : Heather Hobson
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781257346509

Callings Tales of the Conrads of Karna Excerpt :

The planet Karna has suffered for generations under the rule of the corrupt High Kings. Pollution fills the seas. Mountains have been toppled. Deserts encase much of the land. It is to this world Light calls Raphael to be the first Conrad: a human gifted with the power to call and transform energy. Yet Raphael will not follow Light alone, others will join him and Conrad Communities will be formed. "Callings: Tales of the Conrads of Karna" reveals the trials and struggles of the Conrads as they battle to heal their homeworld. Within these pages you will journey with Raphael, Bruner, Serenity, and the other Conrads of Karna as they find the strength to follow and obey the Light for the betterment of their planet.