In my previous post, I said that I would share some of the resources that have been helpful for me this year in discerning and finding confidence in my gifts and callings. So here goes….
by Gordon T. Smith
This was a super-helpful read. He speaks of four kinds of vocational callings. They are his opinion (philosophical more than biblical), but worth taking a look into. He also really helped me understand a proper theology of work. This was actually a textbook for me this year, and one that I would actually read if it weren’t required.
by O.S. Guinness
This is a book that I wish I’d had more time to read than was given in my class. I don’t recommend rushing through it.
by Jeff Goins
This is a great read that has helped shape my understanding of vocation versus employment.
by Jennie Allen
I did this study a few years ago, but couldn’t resist inserting it here because it is SO GOOD. I’ve blogged about it before, so you can read more here.
StrenghsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career, and Beyond
by Donald O. Clifton and Edward Chip Anderson
This book has a companion profile test (link below) that turns this into a great, hands-on experience for understanding yourself and others.
Remember! These are just resources. They are not substitutes for life on life relationships where people who really know you observe and speak into your life. But they may help you get a handle on how you tick. The first links are free.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (A shortened version of Meyers-Briggs)
StrenghsQuest – one use code $9.99
Pathmaker I: Finding Your Fit in the Workplace AND Pathmaker II: Linking Personality and Opportunity – workbook style assessment