"Smith simplifies the process of sound vocational decision-making. . . . Smith's text is thoroughly engaging as he deals with one of life's most important issues."
" Courage & Calling guides readers on the fulfilling journey toward self-discovery. Smith opens by acknowledging that Christians realize God has called them first to Himself--to know and follow Him--but he wonders how many learn that God has also called them to a specific purpose--a particular reason for being--and he invites readers to discover their vocation by listening to God and becoming coworkers with Him. . . . Helps readers locate their giftings and define their callings, enabling them to fulfill their God-given destiny. It's recommended reading for anyone grappling with their place in life, but it's likely to appeal especially to graduates and young professionals and could also be used as a resource by educators and guidance counselors."
"Smith, a Regent College dean, targets 20-somethings with a blueprint for identifying their specific calling (a vocation unique to each person), which he differentiates from the general call to salvation and an immediate call to daily tasks. Smith provides a theological foundation for identifying vocation. Then he focuses on vocational excellence, which is achieved through courage, wisdom, moral integrity, gratitude, humility, and patience. Recommended to those seeking vocational guidance in early adulthood or during a midlife re-evaluation. It's also a valuable resource for educators, counselors, and pastors."