Inhaltsangabe: The concept of calling is integral to who we are as human beings. From a Christian perspective, a sense of calling connects us to God and provides a center around which our lives can begin to make sense and have meaning. In this guide to understanding and responding to a calling, author Dr. Joe Collins provides both a clear picture of calling and various tools to help laypeople and clergy to pursue it in ways that are both biblical and practical. What Does God Want Me to Do? recognizes calling as a process that involves a growing perception of both God and self. It proposes a model that is both biblically sound and grounded in the actual experiences of people; it also demonstrates an appreciation of evolving understandings of calling in the history of the Church. Drawing wisdom from writers both modern and ancient who have struggled with calling and its meaning, it seeks to answer the hard questions about the nature of calling directly and honestly. Providing more than just a theoretical exploration of how calling works, this guide offers practical suggestions on how to prepare for a call and how to respond to it.
Über den Autor: Joe Collins is an associate professor of discipleship studies at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Prior to going to Gardner-Webb, his interest in the subject of calling began with his own struggle to perceive God's will and was magnified during nearly two decades of congregational work as a minister of education and church development director. He lives in Shelby, North Carolina, with his wife, Pam; they have two grown children. This is his first book.
Buchbeschreibung CrossBooks, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111462728731
Buchbeschreibung CrossBooks, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1462728731