The Calling: Live a Life of Significance

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Living out our calling is not for the faint of heart. Living a life of significance may require us to take a path that our family and friends do not completely understand. It may require us to speak the truth that could result in personal sacrifice. The Calling: Live a Life of Significance identifies how to avoid common mistakes, establishes eight strategies for living a life of significance, how to set and attain goals, how to diminish your ego to enhance your ability to serve, and how to care for yourself so ...

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Overview

Living out our calling is not for the faint of heart. Living a life of significance may require us to take a path that our family and friends do not completely understand. It may require us to speak the truth that could result in personal sacrifice. The Calling: Live a Life of Significance identifies how to avoid common mistakes, establishes eight strategies for living a life of significance, how to set and attain goals, how to diminish your ego to enhance your ability to serve, and how to care for yourself so that you are able to care for others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758616661
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 1,357,111
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kurt Senske holds a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, a BS in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, a master?s degree in international Relations from Schiller International University in Paris, France, and a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Executive Values: A Christian Approach to Organizational Leadership, and Personal Values: God's Game Plan for Life.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010

    Worth reading with easy to apply appication

    In Dr. Senske's latest book, The Calling: Live a Life of Significance, he takes the familiar self-help concept and flips it. According to Dr. Senske, significant lives are those rooted in Christ. Behavior modification is only temporary because it lacks the power to deliver on a permanent basis. Dr. Senske believes self-help books actually exasperate the problem by keeping the focus on ourselves. Lasting, soul-deep fulfillment occurs when we take our eyes off ourselves and focus on others. Significant change and growth occurs when we place Christ at the center of our lives.

    Often believers get so caught up in trying to pave their own way; they fail to see the route God has already mapped out for us. Using thought provoking questions, visual diagrams and various applications; Dr. Senske guides the reader towards spiritual clarity. These applications help the reader look at past experiences through a God's hand view, or as bread-crumbs drizzled along the path of calling.

    Through out the book, Dr. Senske challenges the reader to evaluate every area in their life in light of the cross. The challenge is to view every activity we engage in as an opportunity to serve God and others. This outward-focus helps the believer maintain a healthy, balanced life. Numerous research is provided through out the book to demonstrate how serving others benefits the servant.

    At times, language used was Lutheran specific, but the truths and applications, for the most part are non-denominational. The personal evaluation questions are easy to follow.

    This book would have been even stronger if heart issues were addressed and I was confused as to what the author meant by the frequent use of the word, Baptism, with a capital B. I was also a bit concerned of the frequent use of the word, "rituals", although it appears this term was synonymous to "habits". My only caution would be that the reader remember Christianity is more than habitual living. Christianity is about empowered, Spirit-filled living.

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