Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Understanding Your Personal Vocation

With a shout-out to Sherry W, (whom I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a few weeks back), it seems the bishops, or at least a bishop has jumped on board.

Jeff Miller (aka The Curt Jester) points to a new book from Basilica Press: God's Plan for You: Understanding Your Personal Vocation. Jeff is quite praiseworthy of the text, which runs to a brief 42 pages, and at just $5.95 would make an excellent gift for confirmation candidates, graduates, discerners, et al. (hmmm.... having a supply on hand to give to new contacts.....)

The Jester's take is the middle paragraph here.

Basilica Press's blurb is here:

Every person in this world has a vocation, whether to the married life, the single life, the priesthood, or religious life. The key question that all of us must answer, then, is how do we discern which vocation is right for us? And once we determine that answer, how do we respond in a way that pleases God and builds His Church?
In ways that are both dynamic and practical, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz tackles this issue with the vigor for which he has become famous. He leaves no stone unturned, and the result is that the reader will come away with a new perspective on their life and on life in general. This book will make saints, starting with you.
Learn how to:
Discover your vocation.
Deal with a conflicted heart.
Use Scripture in discernment.
Cure “vocation paralysis.”
Enrich and develop your vocation.

This is one of five books in The Shepherd's Voice series from Basilica Press. It seems that they have quite the heavy hitters in their line-up.


adoro said...

Sounds like a good book! I'll add it to my reading list, but maybe closer to the top. (Once I'm through next weekend's class - Memorial Day weekend - then I can freely read all these things I've been wanting to read.)

Sherry W said...

Hi Fr Kyle:

I'll have to check it out. Thanks for alerting me! I see you are having more rain. Guess we caught the last nice weekend, eh? That's ok - We deserved it!

Sorry about you natives. I'll pray for you as I go back to soaking up that cool Colorado mountain sun.