Who Am I? Exploring Your Identity through Your Vocations
Who am I? What’s my purpose in life? How should I live? This book invites you to explore your identity through your callings, to imagine living virtuously for others, and to discover deep meaning and satisfaction in life. You’ll look at many vocations that young people have or will have later in life. Callings covered include being a student, citizen, neighbor, worker, care-taker of nature, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, child, sibling, saint and priest, and friend. Chapters on these callings examine the nature and responsibilities of these roles in light of human and divine wisdom found in the liberal arts tradition and the Bible. You’ll also entertain the role that avocations play in life and how such enthusiastic pursuits can renew and equip you. Each chapter contains exercises for reflection and discussion that can be done privately, with a partner, or in a group.
About the Editor
Scott Ashmon is Associate Provost at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. He earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. He has also written and edited works on the Old Testament, the ancient Near East, and Christian higher education.