is the first book to examine the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, have a child) or to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving). While honoring a calling's essential mystery, this book also guides readers to ask and answer the fundamental questions that arise from any calling: How do we recognize it? How do we distinguish the true call from the siren song? How do we handle our resistance to a call? What happens when we say yes? What happens when we say no?
Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and powerful stories of people who have followed their own calls, Gregg Levoy shows us the many ways to translate a calling into action. In a style that is poetic, exuberant, and keenly insightful, he presents an illuminating and ultimately practical inquiry into how we listen and respond to our calls, whether at work or at home, in our relationships or in service. Callings is a compassionate guide to discovering your own callings and negotiating the tight passages to personal power and authenticity.
I have ordered this book for a few girlfriends and now we all speak the same language! Callings that is, it really opens your mind and heart to what is around us all the time.Published 4 days ago by Jgeorge
I read this book, because a friend recommended I do so. I was going through a particularly trying time in my life. It was useful. I do recommend this book to other readers.Published 4 days ago by J.Marie
On occasion Levoy overwrites his ideas. However, he has a lot of essential insights and this is an important topic in the realm of self-development. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick T. Watson
Fascintating, sometimes funny, and a wonderful read for anyone looking for new direction, passion and/or purpose in their life. I highly recommend it.Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth B. Garzarelli
Mr. Michael Levoy is an extremely talented writer, but he started going in a direction I wasn't interested in and I quickly lost interest and started reading another book.Published 10 months ago by Michael Shenker
Fantastic! I recommend this book to anyone who is stuck in life. What I got out of it was that we really DO know what we want, we just lack the courage. Read morePublished 12 months ago by AVM
I first bought this book just a year or two after it came out, and, just yesterday, found myself pulling it from the shelf (which I've done time after time over the years) to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by FionaC
Very insightful reading. Well worth the price I paid! Opened my thinking in numerous ways. Still have some left to read but am enjoying the book immensely.Published 16 months ago by Deborah C. Stinson
This book is a great tool for defining your mission in life. I have owned it for many years and periodically return to it for periodic "tune-ups". Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lisa Crittenden