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

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

Guinness, Os


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Publisher's Description

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.

Includes a Study Guide

About the Author

Os Guinness (DPhil, Oxford University) was born in China, raised and educated in England, and moved to the United States in 1984. He directs the Trinity Forum and is a former fellow at the East-West Institute in New York. His books include The American Hour, No God But God, and The Dust of Death.

Book Details

304 Pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc
Publication Date: October 2003
ISBN 10: 0849944376
ISBN 13: 9780849944376

Recommended by William Edgar of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Edgar's recommendations.

“Guinness masterfully weaves history, story, literature and Scripture to explore the oft-overlooked, but crucial concept of Christian vocation. Warning of several errors from the past and present, he calls readers to follow Christ in all their endeavors.”
- Matthew Harmon, Westminster Bookstore Staff, June 2005

“This is a highly thought-provoking, challenging, and compelling book. It is profoundly important for people of faith and all those seeking meaning in their lives.”
- Ralph S. Larsen, Former Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

“This book is for anyone who hungers for a clear sense of purpose and meaning in life and who is courageous enough to pursue his or her calling, no matter what the cost.”
- Peggy Wehmeyer, Former Correspondent, ABC News