Friday, January 13, 2012

Current read, January

Original photo via: Modern Hepburn 

There are a multitude of things I treasure about Germany and this week, my mind has often drifted back to my time at home. Though the people and place are dearly missed, I have also been learning a great deal about the many things I have to value, here in the present. How lovely it has been to meet with friends over tea and sweets and hear about their own adventures over the Christmas holiday! Among other things, I had quite forgotten how much I missed Thursday night "small groups" with some of my most cherished friends here! We were able to meet yesterday evening and I was struck by the insight gleaned and the general warmth fellowship brings to my heart! After finishing The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis last semester (which I highly recommend) we will now be reading The Call by Os Guinness (yes, as in the beer!) The description of the book is as follows: 

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.

Have you read this book before? I would so love to hear your insight as we begin on this journey together as a small group! 

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