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The Call by Os Guinness
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it was amazing

You get more than you bargained for with this book. I picked up Guinness's book on a whim- to read more on decision making/career. And ended up getting a lesson on the fall of Western Civilization and how calling is the answer. Guinness is brimming with wisdom. Though written before Dreher's Benedict Option, I found it to be a helpful counterpoint. I agree w Dreher re prescription but Guinness is closer to the cure.

While ostensibly about Decision Making, The Call is actually about answering THE big question: “What is the good life?” while covering a lot of historical ground in tracing various ways mankind has sought to answer that question.

Guinness was particularly helpful for me in understanding the root cause of our modern anxiety: the terrible freedom of writing our own script.

Freedom from anxiety if found here:
"Unsure of ourselves, we are sure of God"
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Reading Progress

July 26, 2018 – Started Reading
July 26, 2018 – Shelved
August 6, 2018 – Finished Reading

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