The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life

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Thomas Nelson, Oct 7, 2003 - Religion - 304 pages

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 career, my plans for the future, my concepts of success? Guinness now helps the reader discover answers to these questions, and more, through a corresponding workbook - perfect for individual or group study.

According to Guinness, "No idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment." With tens of thousands of readers to date, The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith.

Also availbale in audio format, narrated by Os Guinness.

 

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User Review  - Thomas Brubaker - Christianbook.com

I find this book to very eye opening about our calling. There is an audience of one that we should concerned about. And that "One" is God. He is the "Caller" and we are the "called." Os Guinness is an ... Read full review

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User Review  - erikssonfamily - LibraryThing

The book was designed to be read "chapter a day." I found that this approach worked well because some ideas seemed redundant. Also, I read the book during my first summer of seminary. The book doesn't ... Read full review

Contents

The Ultimate
1
The Haunting Question
17
By Him to Him for
36
A Time to Stand
54
The Audience of
68
Where the Buck Stops There Stand I
83
Followers of the
101
What Is That to You?
119
Locked Out and Staying There
153
Dreamers of the
172
Patches of Godlight
183
Let All Your Thinks Be Thanks
193
Everybodys Fools
202
The Hour Has Come
213
Last Call
224
Acknowledgments
236

Combating the Noonday Demon
137

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About the author (2003)

Os Guinness is an author and speaker living in the Washington, D.C., area. Born in China during World War II, Guinness left in 1951, after the Chinese Revolution. A graduate of the University of London and Oxford, Guinness is a former visiting fellow of the Brookings Institution. He has written or edited more than twenty books, including The Call, Invitation to the Classics, and Long Journey Home. A frequent speaker and seminar leader at political and business conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Guinness has lectured at many universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Stanford, and has often spoken on Capitol Hill.

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