Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Echo Within by Robert Benson

From the Publisher:

The Echo Within is a profoundly affecting, honest look at the myriad ways we are drawn into our life’s best work.

Written out of his own lifelong search for and response to the calling voice of God, Robert Benson recounts his discovery of the meaning of vocation, work, and purpose through the ups and downs inherent in family life, professional choice, and spiritual experience. With clarity and insight, and in the elegant prose for which he is known, he gently invites and encourages readers to find such deep truths for their lives as well. In particular, he illuminates the way for readers to explore:

· ways to sense the Holy in our pursuits, both in the pursuits themselves and within ourselves.

· how to fall into our vocation and chart a course toward it at the same time.

· how to love the work we do, and the process of doing it.

For anyone beginning a new career or sensing a needed change in their life or wrestling with a transition suddenly thrust upon them, Robert Benson delivers wisdom, humor, and heart in what he’s learned about listening for The Echo Within—and how it can help us discover our calling.

About the author:

Robert Benson has written more than a dozen books about the discovery of the sacred in the midst of our ordinary lives, including Between the Dreaming and the Coming True, Home By Another Way, and Digging In. His work has been critically acclaimed in a wide range of publications from The New York Times and USA Today to Spirituality & Health and The Benedictine Review. He is an alumnus of The Upper Room’s Academy for Spiritual Formation and was recently named a Living Spiritual Teacher by He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Disclaimer: I read this book. I do not agree with the author. I can not recommend this book. Rather than print a tirade of things I did not like about this book, I will say simply that this gentleman can't tell the difference between Eastern Mysticism and Christianity. He has them terribly confused. I do have an extra copy and you can leave a comment and make up your own mind.


valerie2350 said...

sounds interesting - I enjoy reading different opinions :)

Diana D said...

My folks would find this book very interesting. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Kim said...

Diana, Please be watching for my email! I'll mail this soon.