Who Am I?: Exploring Your Identity through Your Vocations

Who Am I?: Exploring Your Identity through Your Vocations

by Scott Ashmon

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Who am I? What's my purpose in life? How should I live? This book invites you to explore your identity through your callings, to imagine living virtuously for others, and to discover deep meaning and satisfaction in life. You'll look at many vocations that young people have or will have later in life. Callings covered include being a student, citizen, neighbor, worker, care-taker of nature, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, child, sibling, saint and priest, and friend. Chapters on these callings examine the nature and responsibilities of these roles in light of human and divine wisdom found in the liberal arts tradition and the Bible. You'll also entertain the role that avocations play in life and how such enthusiastic pursuits can renew and equip you. Each chapter contains exercises for reflection and discussion that can be done privately, with a partner, or in a group.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945978944
Publisher: 1517 Publications
Publication date: 07/14/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 994,737
File size: 628 KB

About the Author

Scott Ashmon is Associate Provost at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. He earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. He has also written and edited works on the Old Testament, the ancient Near East, and Christian higher education.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Scott Ashmon vii

Identity: A Task or Given? Chad Lakies 1

Virtue in Vocation: The Path to Deep Satisfaction with Life, Jeff Mallinson 23

To Be a Student: Vocation and Leisure in Service to Neighbor, Scott Ashmon and Scott Keith 47

Living Politically and Globally, Adam S. Francisco 65

Living Honorably as a Worker, Christopher "Kit" Nagel 81

Hearing the Call to Care for Nature, Sarah L. Karam 95

Knit Together in Love: Vocation in Marriage and Family Life, Buddy Mendez 117

The Church: A Call to God's Family, Jonathan Ruehs 143

The Vocation of Friendship: A Disruptive and Healing Force, John Norton 157

Take a Load off and Take a Look Around, Ken Sundet Jones 175

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