The Echo Within: Finding Your True Calling by Robert Benson is an easy, sweet, poetic little book about how to listen to the voice within you, God's voice, directing you down the path for which you were created. Specifically, it is about how to find a career best suited to your natural gifts, calls, talents and personality, a profession which will fulfill you. Robert Benson draws on his own life experience and makes you feel good if you wander down several wrong paths before finding the right one, and explains a circuitous journey is sometimes required. The Echo Within is funny, entertaining and guaranteed to make you think about your authentic self without judgments. We are all wonderfully made, but sometimes we try to cram ourselves into a "should" profession rather than one that comes naturally -- the one for which we were ideally created.
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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 SpiritualityandPractice.com. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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