Tuesday Book Review: Discovering Your Personal Vocation

By | Nov 10, 2009

Well, this isn’t really a book review, because I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet. However, it’s on my list of books to read as soon as I can afford to get a copy of it (already checked the library, and they don’t have it).

In Discovering Your Personal Vocation, Fr. Herbert Alphonso, SJ, talks about using the Spiritual Exercises to understand your vocation in life. I think I’ve mentioned my experiences with the Spiritual Exercises before and how incredibly useful I found them in deepening my own spirituality. So, needless to say, this book is definitely going on my wish list.

The Editorial Review on Amazon begins, “Deceptively brief and simple, this is a profound reflection on identifying your “personal vocation”–not just discovering what you really want to do, but discovering the very essence of your being, what is unique and unrepeatable about you. Doing flows from being, so this is the spirit that animates everything you do; this is the secret of unity and integration at the Heart of Life, how you are called by name. ”

If anyone out there has read it, I’d love to hear your opinion of the book. Just leave a comment!

2 Comments so far
  1. Tierra Sadoski (1 comments) August 22, 2011 11:17 am

    “Music washes away from the soulmthe dust of everyday life.”

  2. Raymond Dobies (1 comments) August 25, 2011 5:33 am

    Quintus Septimius Tertullianus~ Truth persuades by teaching but does not teach by persuading.

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