Responding to God's Call: A Survival Guide
This is a book about discernment -- tuning in and listening to God's call, prayerfully reflecting on that call, clarifying what that call is, and responding to what you feel and hear. People involved in all sorts of ministry, and those who would like to be involved but find their calling in discord with the position of the Church, will find this book a valuable tool in determining what is of God and what is not, and how to set their own direction. The book includes a series of personal stories from both the author and others to help illustrate the concepts. A unique feature of this process is that it can involve loss -- the loss of who you are today in order to become what is your calling. Dr. Karaban carefully shows how this process of loss closely resembles the grieving process, and helps readers mourn and move through the losses to become what God (and you) want.
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