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|Author||: Gregg Levoy|
Levoy describes the myriad ways individuals are directed to follow their authentic true work and provides inspiring psychological, spiritual, and practical guidance. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
|Author||: Dave Isay|
Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.
|Author||: Jeffrey Leininger|
College students and recent graduates are often uncertain about the future, wondering if they chose the right path and will land a job. Adults in stable jobs and full-time parents often experience feelings of being stuck, frustrated, or unhappy; they think the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Those who have lost their jobs or are retired may wonder what the future hold and if they will be able to support themselves. In our quest to "have it all" in life, we might be overwhelmed or stressed, but God's Word speaks a better truth about how we're meant to live. Pastor Leininger gives readers five key themes to focus on with these struggles and uncertainties, providing reassurance and guidance while reminding us all that God does have a plan for our lives
|Author||: William Carl Placher|
|Editor||: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|
Callings gathers select passages on work and vocation from the greatest writers in Christian history. William Placher has written 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.
|Author||: Henry Chappell|
|Editor||: Texas Tech University Press|
The Southern Plains, 1873: The bison-rich grass lands of the Texas Panhandle prove the ultimate test of Plains protagonists Logan Fletcher, a young skinner from Kentucky, and Cuts Something, an aging Comanche war chief seeking to revive his badger medicine. Their confrontation, fuelded by equally arrogant, expansionist cultures, draws in an assortment of characters cast of the harsh land itself and just as gripping.
|Author||: William C. Placher|
|Editor||: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|
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.
|Author||: Carl Dennis|
From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize This new collection by acclaimed poet Carl Dennis is about vocation in the largest sense, the work that we believe gives our lives meaning, and the challenges that come in defining such work and in doing it well. The poems approach their subject from a variety of perspectives: a calling may involve a compromise with limitations, or be an expression of individual purpose; if a calling in some poems provides an alternative to the disorder of the world, in others it offers a means to shape the world as we are shaped by it. As the poems speak to each other, they form a dialogue of attitudes that makes room for both frustration and achievement, a dialogue that includes us and takes us beyond ourselves.
|Author||: David Isay,Maya Millett|
The founder of StoryCorps relates the true stories of people who are doing what they love amd making a difference, including a man from a Texas barrio who became a public defender, and a waitress who makes everyone feel at home at her diner.
|Author||: Janice Angela Newson,Claire Polster|
|Editor||: Canadian Scholars’ Press|
What purpose should the university serve? What are the true callings of academics? In Academic Callings, prominent Canadian scholars tackle these big questions and provide a timely survey of the state of the Canadian university. With so much current interest in the university's role in the economy, and so much emphasis on research tied to funding opportunities, this volume seeks to revive the idea of the university as it has been and could be again: a democratic institution committed to advancing critical thought and serving the public interest. With contributions from diverse disciplines -- Classics to biology, nursing to sociology -- Academic Callings aims to provoke a wide-ranging conversation, one that concerns everyone, whether as members of academic communities or as citizens. Contributors include Joel Bakan, George Sefa Dei, Barbara Godard, Paul Hamel, Dorothy Smith, Nasrin Rahimieh, Andrew Wernick, and more than twenty others.
|Author||: Laura Kelly Fanucci|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation is an ecumenical collection that supports the callings of everyone within the Christian community. This valuable resource of over two hundred prayers, blessings, poems, and sacred songs from diverse Christian traditions speaks to the heart of vocation's richness. -Part I (Ages and Stages) gathers prayers for children, teens, young adults, and adults in mid-life, later, and older adulthood. -Part II (Work and Profession) offers blessings for traditional professions and overlooked occupations--from nurses to truck drivers, janitors to lawyers, salespeople to stay-at-home parents. -Part III (A Year of Blessing) highlights times to preach and pray about vocation throughout the church year and cultural calendar. Drawing from research with hundreds of Christians in congregations across the country about their sense of God's call in their lives, the book fills the gap between Christianity's rich theologies of vocation and people's pastoral needs in living out their callings. To Bless Our Callings is a perfect resource for catechists, musicians, worship leaders, spiritual directors, retreat leaders, campus ministers, and chaplains.
|Author||: Richard N. Pitt|
|Editor||: NYU Press|
The idea that multiple personalities can exist within the same body has long captured the Western imagination. From Three Faces of Eve to Sybil, from Pyscho to Raising Caine, from 60 Minutes to Oprah to One Life to Live, we are captivated by the fate of multiples who, divided against themselves, wreak havoc in the lives of others. Why do we find multiple personality disorder (MPD) so fascinating? Perhaps because each of us is aware of a dividedness within ourselves: we often feel as if we are one person on the job, another with our families, another with our friends and lovers. We may fantasize that these inner discrepancies will someday break free, that within us lie other personalities--genius, lover, criminal--that will take us over and render us strangers to our very selves. What happens when such a transformation literally occurs, when an alter personality surfaces and commits some heinous deed? What do we do when a Billy Milligan is arrested for a series of rapes and robberies, of which the original personality, Billy, is utterly oblivious? What happens when a Juanita Maxwell, taken over by her alter personality, Wanda, becomes enraged and commits a murder which would horrify Juanita? Who really committed these deeds? Are alter personalities people? Are they centers of consciousness which are akin to people? Mere parts of a deeply divided person? Who should held accountable for the crimes? Which is more appropriate--punishment or treatment? In Jekyll on Trial, Elyn R. Saks carefully delineates how MPD forces us to re-examine our central concepts of personhood, responsibility, and punishment. Drawing on law, psychiatry, and philosophy, Saks explores the nature of alter personalities, and shows how different conceptualizations bear on criminal responsibility. A wide-ranging and deeply informed book, Jekyll on Trial is must reading for anyone interested in law, criminal justice, psychiatry, or human behavior.
|Author||: Jacques Le Goff|
|Editor||: University of Chicago Press|
These essays by eleven internationally renowned historians present nuanced profiles of the major social and professional groups—the callings-of the Middle Ages. The contributors focus on attitudes of medieval men and women toward their own society. Through a variety of techniques, from a reading of the Song of Roland to a reading of administrative records, they identify characteristic viewpoints of members of the fighting class, the clergy, and the peasantry. Along with vivid descriptions of what life was like for warrior knights, monks, high churchmen, criminals, lepers, shepherds, and prostitutes, this innovative approach offers a valuable new perspective on the complex social dynamics of feudal Europe. "Very useful discussions of texts, both learned and literary."—Christopher Dyer, Times Literary Supplement Contributors: Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri, Franco Cardini, Enrico Castelnuovo, Giovanni Cherubini, Bronislaw Geremek, Aron Ja. Gurevich, Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Jacques Le Goff, Giovanni Miccoli, Jacques Rossiaud, and André Vauchez.
|Author||: Kaethe Schwehn,L. DeAne Lagerquist|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
Kaethe Schwehn and L. DeAne Lagerquist offer perspectives from fourteen professors at St. Olaf College on the value of vocation, showing how a focus on one's calling rather than on success or credentials paves the way for the civic good sought by defenders of liberal arts education. The essays in this volume exemplify the reflective practices at the heart of liberal arts, for faculty and students alike. Martin E. Marty once said that "The vocation of St. Olaf is vocation," and the contributors draw on their experiences teaching in a range of departments-from biology and economics to history and religion-to reflect on both their calling as professors and their practices for fostering students' ability to identify their own vocations. These scholars' varied notions of how vocation is best understood and cultivated reveal the differing religious commitments and pedagogical practices present within their college community. Together they demonstrate how the purposes of their own lives intersect creatively with the purposes of higher education and the needs of their students and the world.
|Author||: Kate Ellis|
|Editor||: Kate Ellis|
Words that Empower is a word search puzzle series, available in a convenient carry size book and interactive CD. The puzzles are carefully crafted to enhance potent attributes within you, to affirm, validate and gently assist shifting a self-limiting perception. Words are strategically placed within the grid to challenge the superconscious, conscious and subconscious mind. Each puzzle utilizes NLP, a form of 'anchoring' information into the subconscious and waking mediation, which focuses the mind into a relaxed state thereby allowing you to absorb more information and affirmations that focus upon the positive. The series is a meditation of language, concepts, and word combinations intended to challenge your perceptions and perspective. "Your Callings" VII A "call" is a need to not only fulfill you by living an authentic life, but also include the world in which you live in. We are spirits having a human experience. It is our humanity that endeavors to utilize this plane we call Earth to deepen and expand understanding, connection to all and everything, to become aligned with our highest self and Source. Understand, there is no one like you, never was, never will be. You are unique, you are vital. You are not a mistake, an accident or freak of nature. You are needed, not only for your soul's purpose, but as well for the world itself. Right now, you are doing, existing as in-tended, but as well there is more, much more for you, and that is a part of your job here, the journey of discovery. So pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, symptoms, they are conveying messages to you.
This book is a classic discussion about the dynamics of growing spiritual fruit. It provides a closer look at what your fruit of the spirit looks like and its inter-relatedness with your purpose. It identifies the countless character change qualities awaiting your consideration and embrace. Each page is filled with inspiration and fresh new insights for maturing despite the pressures of everyday life. Enrichment principles and suggested techniques for shaping Christian skills provide a practical guide for self-motivation. It concludes with a hands-on approach for modeling integrity in what God has called and assigned to do on earth. Now see yourself soaring in productivity, increase and wealth.
|Author||: K. B. Stanford|
Where can you find a modern day Dr. Frankenstein? Look no further than the Silver Dome Laboratory, where Dr. Christophe's experiments have gone horribly wrong... Join Jeremy, Dr. Christophe's young son, as he struggles to solve long held family secrets, copes with an unrequited romance, and becomes entangled in the struggle between himself, and his father's diabolical creations. Romance, murder, mystery, telepathy--all of which and more can be found in "CALLINGS: The Twin Project".
|Author||: Heather Hobson|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
The planet Karna has suffered for generations under the rule of the corrupt High Kings. Pollution fills the seas. Mountains have been toppled. Deserts encase much of the land. It is to this world Light calls Raphael to be the first Conrad: a human gifted with the power to call and transform energy. Yet Raphael will not follow Light alone, others will join him and Conrad Communities will be formed. "Callings: Tales of the Conrads of Karna" reveals the trials and struggles of the Conrads as they battle to heal their homeworld. Within these pages you will journey with Raphael, Bruner, Serenity, and the other Conrads of Karna as they find the strength to follow and obey the Light for the betterment of their planet.
|Author||: Annette Fluker|
Rejection breeds bitterness, betrayal breeds self doubt, until nothing feels real anymore. Everyone at one time or another has had their heart broken, and ripped out, or their spirit split into shards, beaten, battered, and scorched, and it has lead down the path of mental suicide, undermining the fabric of stability. A broken heart never fully heals, but unfortunately, it keeps on beating whether we want it to or not. Some of us take a path of self-destruction, and some tear up their soul from the inside out. This volume covers the deepest anguish that humans have endured for as long as we have infested this world. No one is exempt from the pain as explained within. This outpouring of raw emotion, whether darkly destructive in nature, or light in humor, is a man's quest through a life he would gladly trade for a better one, but is destined to survive the one he has as best he can. The writings within have been found to be inspirational and very disturbing as a portrait of love, friendship, betrayal, family and perseverance, which is portrayed in a tapestry of blood and laughter. This author writes outside the boundaries, and breaks the rules as he does in life, so if you're looking for answers here, good luck.