"My friend and colleague Scott Pace has provided the church an invaluable gift in his book Answering Gods Call. It is biblically insightful, theologically faithful, and practically helpful. It will be a blessing to every follower of Christ who desires to know, obey, and fulfill his calling on their life."
Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
"One of the most enduring, and at times perplexing, questions Christians wrestle with has to do with Gods call on our individual lives. Answering Gods Call is an essential contribution to the Hobbs College Library. This resource meets each individual at the intersection of future-tense thinking and Gods desired will. Dr. Pace serves as both author and architect allowing the reader to clarify and then construct a life rich with calling that is firmly grounded in a doctrine of vocation."
Brent Crowe, vice president, Student Leadership University
"Answering Gods Call provides a great biblical guide for church leaders to disciple a new generation of leaders for Gods mission in their community and around the world. I highly recommend the book and urge pastors to make it an integral part of their leadership development process."
Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board
"Increasingly, people are realizing that the question What should I do with my life? is a needless and wearisome burden. The better question is, What is God calling me to do with the gifts, talents, and passions that he has given to me? Answering Gods Call is accessible, insightful, and encouraging as it recovers the classic Christian understanding of calling, removing the all-too-common burden of choice and replacing it with the easy yoke of serving God and serving others."
Gene C. Fant Jr., president, North Greenville University
"The question of Gods call is among the more regular questions I receive as a pastor. Too often people seem to ground their understanding of Gods call in emotion, almost exclusively. Thats why I love and appreciate this volume from Scott Pace. It tackles the question of Gods call from both a biblical and pastoral perspective. You will be helped by this book."
Micah Fries, senior pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN
"A scholarly and approachable book on a vitally important question: How do we know what Gods will is for our lives? Dr. Pace answers the question biblically and practically in a way that avoids the extremes that often stymie this discussion. Whether you are trying to figure out Gods call on your life or how to help others discover it, you will want to own and master this book!"
J. D. Greear, pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC, and president, The Southern Baptist Convention
"What I would have given to have had this series when I first came to faith in Christ. To me, understanding my calling has been my staying power in ministry. Next to my call, my spiritual growth as a believer has grounded me for the duration of my life and ministry. Read and be enriched."
Johnny Hunt, senior vice president of evangelism and leadership, North American Mission Board; pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA; and former president, The Southern Baptist Convention
"Answering Gods Call is a brilliant work delivered at a significant moment in history. This generation is intensely curious about finding purpose and meaning for their lives. The great news found in Gods Word is that the Lord calls his people to particular ministries and profound opportunities for impact that correspond exactly to the way he creates each of us. Pace draws clear lines from the biblical foundations for discerning calling to very practical means for investigating Gods leading. This work is a gift to those seeking to find the joy of work God has laid out before them and the means for enduring in joy in that calling."
Kevin Peck, lead pastor, The Austin Stone Community Church, Austin, TX
"God is at work all over the world redeeming a people to himself, and every Jesus follower is called to share in this mission. Im so thankful for Scott Paces new book, Answering Gods Call, that encourages every believer to discover their God-called place in this glorious task. His practical insights and biblical guidance will help every Jesus follower discover Gods unique call on their life and then fulfill it by leveraging their life for the sake of Gods eternal mission."
Vance Pitman, senior pastor, Hope Church, Las Vegas, NV
"In a day when many young people are walking away from religion, God is still calling men and women to serve him in vocational ministry or through their career platforms. This resource will help you discern Gods call on your life and develop a path forward in pursuit of that call. What a gift to churches, pastors, and those who mentor young leaders!"
Jimmy Scroggins, lead pastor, Family Church, West Palm Beach, FL