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Courage & calling : embracing your God-given potential

Author: Gordon T Smith
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2011.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon T Smith
ISBN: 9780830835546 0830835547
OCLC Number: 704557100
Description: 269 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Stewards of our lives: navigating change with grace and courage --
The meaning of our work: a theological vision for engaging our world --
Seeking congruence: the character of vocational integrity --
Chapters in our lives: vocation and the stages of an adult life --
As unto the Lord: the pursuit of excellence, truth, diligence, and generosity --
Thinking vocationally: wisdom for the road --
Four callings: business, the arts, education, and religious leadership --
Courage and character: turning from the fear that so easily entangles us --
The capacity for continuous learning: the way we stay alive and engaged --
The cross we bear: difficulty and emotional maturity --
Working with and within organizations: leveraging our work with the work of others --
The ordered life: between solitude and community.
Other Titles: Courage and calling
Responsibility: Gordon T. Smith.

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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. --from publisher description
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