“Being Called explores the uncharted scientific territory of how profound inner experiences can bring meaning and purpose. Eminent scientists and scholars share their own perspectives and offer insights on how to make sense of callings in our lives."
“This fascinating book sheds much-needed light on what it means to find a calling in life—an experience that, although timeless and universal, has not been understood well in the human sciences. Through valuable insights from leaders in theology, philosophy, and contemporary psychology, the authors add greatly our knowledge of this essential component of the examined life.”
“Some people work at jobs, but others have callings. Calling can endow work with considerable meaning and thereby enrich a large portion of life. This book offers diverse, thoughtful, and engaging perspectives on being called. It is a rich and enlightening exploration of a common but often neglected aspect of human life—and one that holds the promise of enabling people to be happier, healthier, and more productive.”
“Being Called is an important, groundbreaking book. Until now the claim of “being called” has fallen on deaf ears of both social scientists and vocational counselors.”
"Being Called is a far-reaching scientific collection on callings. Incorporating insights from neuroscience, psychology, as well as Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, this book takes both a personal and scholarly look at the events that impart profound meaning and purpose to our lives. A great book for anyone interested in a cross-disciplinary perspective on these experiences."
“Being Called is a groundbreaking work of scholarship on one of the most important issues that each and every person faces: How to find a transcendent meaning in life. This book, always engaging and often delightful to read, sheds light on that fundamental question with insights from psychology, neuroscience, and theology. Anyone who has ever wondered 'what should I do with my life?' will find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration in this important work.”
"Being Called skillfully weaves together a chorus of scientific, theological, and deeply personal voices—voices that reflect the diverse ways in which people experience a sense of calling in their lives. This is a refreshing, thought-provoking, timely book on an exciting topic, one that has too often been overlooked within scholarly circles."
“This is a rare, inspiring book. Leading academics discuss and push the boundaries of how we understand the meaning of being called—and where this calling may come from. It should be mandatory reading in psychology and religious studies programs.”
“This is a fascinating book on what it means to be called, to have a calling, and to answer the call that comes from within. It is a rich tapestry of views on living an inspired life from a place that is deeper than mere pragmatics.”
“As we try to assemble a genuinely global wisdom, it is good that this theme of 'calling' is being investigated from such diverse perspectives in a context which promises the possibility of a fruitful conversation.”