Vocation Resources: Knowing Story, Knowing Self

October 5th, 2015 | John Chandler

As we explore vocation this month, we will see that our own vocation will be more clear by knowing the greater story, and knowing our self. There are lots of great resources that can be helpful for your journey. Here are two in particular that we recommend for your further reflection:

Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human, by John Mark Comer
This book was only released last week, so it’s timing is helpful. Comer offers a rich understanding of the greater story we are in, and how our work and vocation fit within. If you have a sense of wanting to know the greater story, this book place to start.

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery, by David Benner
This is a good book to lean into if you feel like you have a good understanding of story, but need a better understanding of your own self. Benner invites reflection on knowing our true self over our false self — a critical understanding to finding our sense of vocation.