1. Doris Lessing, Briefing for a Descent into Hell (New York: Vintage Books, 1981), p. 127.

2. See Frederic Hudson, Adult Years (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991).

3. This list represents some of my thoughts on books, authors, or categories of books not used for calling work, but which I think have merit. They may be overlooked, not in general, but as related to calls and our responses to them. I am not listing any of the books with callings in the title, not because they are not worth listing but because you can easily find them.

Reading about calls lived over a lifetime is one of my favorite sources for seeing calls at work. David McCullough’s biographies of Truman (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992) and John Adams (New York: ...

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