Thursday, November 29, 2012

HIRI: The Call by Os Guiness

A few thoughts and points from The Call by Os Guiness.

Quotable: "The more I resist Him and try to live on my own, the more I become dominated by my own hereditary and upbringings and surroundings and natural desires.  In fact, what I so proudly call 'Myself' becomes merely the meeting place for trains of events which I never started and which I cannot stop." - CS Lewis, pg 25

What I Liked: A book about the idea of calling.  I thought the book started very well and strongly stated strongly truth about being called by God.

What I Didn't Like: I have to be honest though, overall The Call was too long and too wordy for my liking.  I finished it mostly out of obligation, but about halfway through I lost interest.  Specifically it felt like each chapter had so many random stories and quips to illustrate his point, that the overall force of the points he was making was lost.  (I'll fully admit that's just my opinion as there are plenty of smarter wiser people who have endorsed The Call.)

2012 Personal Impact Ranking:

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