The Call

The Call

by David Spangler
     
 

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Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is my life about?

These are the questions that have shaped philosophy religion, and human civilization as a whole. They are also the questions we use to shape and measure our own individual lives. And in the uncertainty of the present, we struggle perhaps more than ever before. There is opportunity but also discouragement. We

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Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is my life about?

These are the questions that have shaped philosophy religion, and human civilization as a whole. They are also the questions we use to shape and measure our own individual lives. And in the uncertainty of the present, we struggle perhaps more than ever before. There is opportunity but also discouragement. We yearn for an interior sense of direction, we listen for a call.

In this fascinating discussion, David Spangler presents fresh insights about what motivates us, inspires us, transforms us, and sustains us. He examines the impulses behind what we choose to value in life-the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual framework within which we conduct ourselves.

For thinkers, seekers, and anyone looking for the courage simply to be themselves, The Call offers gently provocative thoughts on the content and character of our destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Drawing on New Age learning and personal experience in both community living and channeling for spirit beings, Spangler (Everyday Miracles, Bantam, 1996) meditates on the idea of the spiritual call and its place in the quest for identity. His essays are based on talks given at a retreat. The first, introductory essay is the most personal and universally appropriate. He asserts that all of us share a common call to be connected to the larger spiritual life of the universe. Life consists of a multiplicity of calls that draw us out and help us to define ourselves. The primal call is the call to love. Spangler addresses the longing for a call as well as forms of resistance to being called. Eventually, he says, we create our own callings by our self-giving actions, though he does not specify how. His work is an intimate "keepsake" book, while Dick Bolles's essay "How To Find Your Mission in Life," (Ten Speed Pr., 1996) reprinted from his What Color Is Your Parachute, answers the same questions more concretely and satisfyingly.-John R. Leech, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936878843
Publisher:
Lorian Press
Publication date:
10/16/2015
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
766,446
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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