My friend, John Berquist, recently asked me to check out a book by his friend, Gary Barkalow entitled, “It’s Your Call: What Are You Doing Here?” I was happy to do it, and he was happy to send me a couple of copies. I’m giving one away today.
But first, let me tell you a little about this book.
Gary Barkalow has taken years of experience, study, and his own teaching on the subject of calling and has poured it into this book. The result is an engaging work that is full of wisdom and should be read slowly to fully digest and apply the truths contained within it.
I’ve re-read passages a number of times already, just to let them sink in. Not because they were hard to understand, but because I didn’t want to “gloss over” or speed past what was being said.
The author goes beyond “skills tests,” “spiritual gift inventories,” “strength finders” and simple answers to get to the very weighty matter of our calling, which he describes as the “glory” of our life.
With the stunning definition of “glory” as “the splendor, abundance, beauty, brilliance, or weightiness (importance) of a thing or person,” Barkalow sets us on a journey to discover something more than simply our assignment, next job or personality traits. It is the journey of becoming – discovering God’s design and destiny for our life.
The book unpacks these ideas in a comprehensive way, including the mystery of our calling, becoming oriented through our story, desires and journey, the attacks against our calling, and more.
Using Scripture, stories from his own experience, solid quotations from great thinkers and wisdom that was not discovered quickly or easily, Gary Barkalow has written a book that I can highly recommend.
In short, I dug it. 🙂
And I’m giving away a copy to the first person to leave a comment on this post requesting one…
Or, you can order it here.