Courage and Calling
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.
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.
"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."
"I wish I had this book in my hands when I was in college, and I hope many Christians use this book to evaluate what God is calling them to do in their life vocation."
"This is an encouraging read for nurses who may be weary and wondering how we can keep going. The reading is easy and the steps are light, not burdensome."
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