The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
The Call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life's purpose. Best-selling author Os Guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God's call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives.
Why am I here? What is God's call in my life? How do I fit God's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my...more
The main point and question of this book is this... "Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life." In which in a nut shell living for Christ and serving him in whichever way he has called you to do. There is no division of ...more
While ostensibly about Decision Making, The Call is actually about answering THE ...more
Author: Os Guinness
Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 1998
Number of pages: 255
Listening to the Caller
“There can be no calling without a Caller.” writes Os Guinness. Are you connected to the Caller? I’m not asking if you are a Christian or if you have a “personal relationship” with Jesus. Guinness believes check both of these boxes and not be fully engaged with the Caller.
Many make the mistake thinking that the only way to get God to really love us is to go into "ministry" (i.e. ...more
What am I called to? This is one of the bigger questions of life. Guinness helps us digest this, dividing calling into two categories: Primary (the calling to Christ) and Secondary (that in which "everyone, everywhere, and in everything should think, speak, live, and act entirely for him"). ...more
This is not about finding some mysterious life-goal that makes it all worthwhile. It is about facing daily the need to seek God will all our heart, mind and strength.
is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with the special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to his summons ...more
Structurally, there are 26 topical chapters with alluringly cryptic titles--you can't just dive into a chapter knowing exactly what it's about. In each, we are first given a narrative with fascinating detail of well-known characters either in literature or history followed ...more
The Call is laid out in such a way as to be read either as a series of ...more
God calls us to a personal relationship with Christ; then He issues a calling: "Calling is the truth that God calls us to Himself so decisively ...more
"calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to his summons and service."
"Our primary ...more
I can't recommend this book enough, both to Christians and non-Christians alike. It will surely stir every reader in some way to pursue that One who has called all. It ...more
Many folks think that if they simply live a moral life, they’ll walk in the call God has for their lives. Living a moral life is not where one finds purpose.
As the title suggests, this book is about finding and following our calling in life. But it is just as much a book that scrutinises the modern philosophies that surround us (both outside and inside the church). Do not read this book unless you are willing to be challenged in ...more
Guinness is right to point out that calling -- one's vocation -- is the best antidote to the spiritual sin of sloth. And that those who follow Jesus lead lives, like John the Baptist, that constantly point to the glory of ...more
Here's a good quote, on remembering that calling includes, for the Christian, at least, an element of holy foolishness: "Have these Christian leaders no shame? Let them ...more
We've all been created with a purpose and called to something greater. The normal separation of our lives is flipped on it's head by the author and truly conveys the deepness ...more
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