I can remember the words people said that meant so much to me and my own sense of who I was and who I might become You know you have heard such a sentence when you hear inside a corresponding Yes The Yes is an echo of sorts, or at least it is the same voice as is the Echo that you have come to count on Such a sentence takes your breath away It tells you somethingI can remember the words people said that meant so much to me and my own sense of who I was and who I might become You know you have heard such a sentence when you hear inside a corresponding Yes The Yes is an echo of sorts, or at least it is the same voice as is the Echo that you have come to count on Such a sentence takes your breath away It tells you something about yourself that you suspected or hoped, something you glimpsed but were too shy or uncertain to name aloud To Hear and Live Your Calling When one day a friend wondered if he was being called to a certain field of work, he asked Robert Benson, Do you think I am The Echo Within is Robert s illuminating answer, a thoughtful, honest, profoundly affecting account of his own search and failings and eventual discovery of the Yes he describes what it is one truly is called to do and be Written out of a lifelong search and response to the callings on his life, The Echo Within explores how to love the work you do, and the process of doing it ways to sense God s pleasure in your pursuits, both in the pursuits and in you whether you fall into your vocation as a destiny or you chart that course how to begin living with added dimensions of meaning and purpose Through the ups and downs of the changes inherent in family life, professional choice, and spiritual experience, Robert shares with wisdom, humor, and heart what he s learned and how you can discover your calling too.
The Echo Within Finding Your True Calling I can remember the words people said that meant so much to me and my own sense of who I was and who I might become You know you have heard such a sentence when you hear inside a corresponding Yes The
A quiet book. Almost like its own echo, or a voice deeply embedded in a stone maybe, or safely cocooned inside the hollow bark of a tree. If one manages to tune into the author's words, who has laid out wisdom illuminative as sunset and contemplative as dusk, it won't take long to have your eyes meditatively heavy, and a heart expansively open as the skies, to grasp the magnitude of vastness we have within us. A simple read, yet a slow one, if one chooses to stay in between gaps of his words, ju [...]
I had high expectations going into this one and Benson delivered. I devoured this in one quick reading and had to immediately start over and read it again. This book is not for someone looking for quick answers but is for those who are willing to do the hard work of listening, asking hard questions, wrestling with who you are and what it means to live with others. In this excerpt Benson describes what the book is about: "We are, said Bob Mulholland, 'an incarnate word, spoken by God, still being [...]
I loved this book. I only wish it was longer. Because I bought it I was able to scribble on it, and turn the corners of pages over, and now it's a mess, but a good mess.Here are some favourite quotes (selected from many):'The fact that the Voice that calls to us often sounds like our own is not something to be mistrusted or feared. It is a sign of how close God is to us.''Within the echo of the Voice that spoke us into being is the sound of our own true voice.''You look for the thing that appear [...]
Not that deep, but had many many great points that I've been pondering. It was a wonderful prelude to Broken Open which I am currently reading. Basic premise is that sometimes we don't get that bright light/big voice from the sky telling us what we need to know-sometimes we need to understand that we have the 'echo' of that within ourselves. We just need to figure out how to learn how to trust ourselves, be quiet inside (ha ha--see My Stroke of Insight for the reasons why that kind of amuses me) [...]
This book was suggested to me by a friend and I found it interesting and helpful to read. He writes about vocation and how we are called to our work and life dreams. He writes about dealing with burnout, finding clarity and wisdom about the next steps in our lives, live and work within the context of God's call and recognizing changes that may be on the horizon. He writes in the first person citing many personal experiences. The book was fun to read but realize I could more identify what has hap [...]
Robert Benson is my new favorite author. Along with Living Prayer, this book rates as one of my all time favorites. His writing voice is so easy to read and relate to. He says things that I've been thinking but the way he says them, takes my thoughts to a new level of expression. I'm now on to his "Between the Dreaming and the Coming True."
I LOVED this book. It reminded me of Let Your Life Speak. In summary, it is a story (and description) of how we can allow our mistakes and our triumphs- who we are-to determine what our lives turn out to be. He has a heartbreaking story that weaves a thread of writing and brings him to where he currently is, not from a place of authority, but from a place of experience.
First--a moment of truth. Robert Benson is my friend. I give him 5 stars because of his book, not his friendship (although he is also a 5-star friend). His books resonate on so many different levels. He has the gift of writing, faith and empathy. Buy the book--you will come back to it over and over again like a friend. I've already bought 2 copies to give away
A contemplative book about discovering your true calling. Unfortunately, there is no easy 3 step plan. It's more about quieting yourself and listening to the voice within and your life without. This author is coming to speak at my church this weekend. I look forward to hearing him in person.
Very inspiring and motivational. A quick read which can be picked up and read over and over again.
Another good one from Robert Benson! His writing has a way of making us stop and listen
Excellent read about vocation!
A quick and inspiring read. I appreciated his humor and the "I don't have all the answers" approach especially helpful to read while unemployed or seeking direction.