For a chance to win a copy of Robert Benson’s inspiring book, The Echo Within, as well as Nice Girls don’t Change the World,by Lynne Hybels, leave a comment by July 15th. For an extra entry, share something about your own dreams or calling.
A recent article I wrote for the July/August 2009 issue of Homecoming Magazine called All in a Day’s Work: Resources to Help You Find Your Calling has got me thinking about dreams and aspirations. In the article I write about how difficult it can be to find our callings when on some days it is all we can do to pay the bills. The article includes reviews of some really wonderful books that are excellent resources to inspire and motivate you. In fact, the whole Homecoming issue is about the value of work and has all kinds of good articles and resource information.
I will let you check out the resources in the magazine yourself, but today I want to give one of you a copy of one of the books that was selected for my article. It is called The Echo Within, by Robert Benson and is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read. It’s about finding your true calling. I also will throw in another book called Nice Girls Don’t Change the World, by Lynne Hybels. I think it fits well with the over all theme of following our dreams. For a chance to win both books, be sure to leave a comment on this post by July 15th. And if you want to read my article, be sure to pick up a copy of Homecoming Magazine. The story is on page 28.
“Benson writes mellifluously with original insights and welcome humor …. [He] captures a world in which time slows down and material things become of less importance …. Charming and elegantly written . . . that rare gift, a thought-provoking record of his own spiritual quest …. Willa Cather’s phrase, ‘They will be done in art as it is in heaven’ could serve as an epigraph to (his) fine work.”
From the back cover of Nice Girls Don’t Change the World: In this wise and tender book, Hybels tells of her struggle to stop living someone else’s life and to reclaim the unique gifts, strengths, and passions God gave her. As she explains, it’s never too late to discover that who you really are is exactly what delights God and what the world needs.