The following resources are recommended by Grace Toronto staff.
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness–One of the first contemporary voices on this subject by someone who always has much to say, and says it so well.
Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good by Steven Garber– A book we know well! Winner of many awards, it addressed the question, “Can we know the world, and still love the world?” setting forth vocation as the way in which we answer that question.
Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Tim Keller– One that will have the widest reading from a most trusted source.
Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good by Amy Sherman–Excellent in every way, and a very practical book by a wise and good friend.
Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work by Tom Nelson–Written from a pastor’s perspective, it’s very accessible and solid, with a solid treatment of work viewed through the lens of Creation-Fall-Redemption-Consummation.
Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor by Ben Witherington–Another excellent, if not a touch more professorial, treatment of work, with a good view towards the cultural mandate.
Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Work, ed. by William Placher–The concept of vocation is enjoying new attention in the 21st century, but there is two millennia of Christian thought behind it, most of which is compiled here.
Vocation: Discerning Our Callings In Life by Douglas Schurrman–A touch academic, but still helpful, especially considering one’s own vocation.
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer–A profound and practical, and challenging take on answering the question, “What is my vocation?”
Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch–From a creative and thoughtful communicator, looking at the context behind every calling.