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192 pages
Mar 2008
Crossway Books

Crossroads: Navigating Your Calling and Career

by Colin Creel

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Calling or career? Career or calling? In his book, Crossroads, author Colin Creel suggests they are one and the same.

“I had a lot of drive, determination, and commitment, but I didn’t have a lot of insight into things,” recalled Stephan Arterburn. “If I had been willing to ask those with insight earlier in life, many obstacles would have been much easier. Anyone in his twenties or thirties should know that nearly everyone in their fifties is more than willing to tell others what they know or help them get a start in what they’re doing.”

This book comes alongside the reader, sharing what others farther along on the journey have learned and are eager to share with the upcoming generation. Short chapters address the areas of discerning your call, hearing God’s voice, and blooming where you’re planted. Within the career section, chapters cover endurance, character, integrity, frugality, mentoring, discipline, skill, humility, weighing your words, family, boundaries and balance. Woven throughout are interviews with seasoned professionals. Each chapter ends with points to ponder which encourage the reader to dig deeper and apply the material in his or her own life.

Crossroads is geared for high school seniors, college students, and those considering a career choice. It is an appropriate gift for graduates. PeggySue Wells,

Book Jacket:

Graduating college. Landing that first job. Considering a job change—or even a career change. When we find ourselves at such crossroads, it is important to stop and reflect before taking the next step. In Crossroads, author Colin Creel seeks to navigate the murky waters of career and calling by looking at the biblical view of calling, recognizing that each of us is here for a reason, and offering practical guidelines on seizing career opportunities.

In addition to the author’s thoughts, readers will encounter advice from leaders in business, Christian ministry, the arts, and education. Each chapter’s “Points to Ponder” encourage readers to go deeper in their thoughts and discussions on the subject of calling and career. Readers are reminded that none of us is here by accident, and there are no accidental occupations. Everyone must pursue the talents and gifts God has afforded them.

With original insights from Christian leaders like… Josh McDowell, Steve Arterburn, Max Lucado, Tammy Trent, Mark Price, and others.