Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Echo Within

In th emonth of March we will be looking at ways to understand God's calling and His will for your life. We'll start a little early with

The Echo Within -- Finding Your True Calling
Robert Benson


The Echo Within is a profoundly affecting, honest look at the myriad ways we are drawn into our life’s best work.
Written out of his own lifelong search for and response to the calling voice of God, Robert Benson recounts his discovery of the meaning of vocation, work, and purpose through the ups and downs inherent in family life, professional choice, and spiritual experience. With clarity and insight, and in the elegant prose for which he is known, he gently invites and encourages readers to find such deep truths for their lives as well. In particular, he illuminates the way for readers to explore:

· ways to sense the Holy in our pursuits, both in the pursuits themselves and within ourselves.
· how to fall into our vocation and chart a course toward it at the same time.
· how to love the work we do, and the process of doing it.

For anyone beginning a new career or sensing a needed change in their life or wrestling with a transition suddenly thrust upon them, Robert Benson delivers wisdom, humor, and heart in what he’s learned about listening for The Echo Within—and how it can help us discover our calling.


Robert Benson has written more than a dozen books about the discovery of the sacred in the midst of our ordinary lives, including Between the Dreaming and the Coming True, Home By Another Way, and Digging In. His work has been critically acclaimed in a wide range of publications from The New York Times and USA Today to Spirituality & Health and The Benedictine Review. He is an alumnus of The Upper Room’s Academy for Spiritual Formation and was recently named a Living Spiritual Teacher by He lives in Nashville , Tennessee .
The chapters in this book are short, but there is a lot of material to comprehend. It's not a studious book, so don't be frightened off! Robert Benson includes stories and unanswerable questions he's received from others, then he provides his experiences and impressions on how to find the answers to those questions.
The pictures Benson paints with his words are beautiful (as is the cover!). He provides a lot to ponder in his opinions, and he is transparent about the struggles he's had to find his true direction.
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