What am I going to do with my life? is a question that young people commonly face while many not so young people continue to wonder about finding direction and purpose in their lives Whether such purpose has to do with what job to take whether to get married or how to incorporate religious faith into the texture of their lives Christians down the centuries have believed that God has plans for them This unprecedented anthology gathers select passages on work and vocation from the greatest writers in Christian history William Placher has written insightful introductions to accompany the selections — an introduction to each of the four main historical sections and a brief introduction to each reading While the vocational questions faced by Christians have changed through the centuries this book demonstrates how the distilled wisdom of these saints preachers theologians and teachers remains relevant to Christians today This rich resource is to be followed by a companion volume edited by Mark R Schwehn and Dorothy C Bass featuring texts drawn mainly from fiction memoir poetry and other forms of literature A study guide is available from Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation PTEV on their website wwwptevorg


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    This is an interesting chronologically structured anthology of christian thinking on the topic of calling There are four sections each a particular time period in Christian history with selected writings from some of the most influential voices in that period this is worth buying the book alone along with an opening introduction to each section outlining the contextual differences that attributed the development of thought on calling There's also a small introduction to each particular selection explaining why it was written The downside to this book the particular selections of writing can lack specific contextual details that would help with understanding