Almost anyone you ask would say that they want to do work that matters. Yet many people do not feel like they are actively making a difference in the world. Others may feel a sense of calling but lack either the courage or the supportive community to carry it out. But if God created each of us on purpose, for a purpose, we should be ordering our lives around that purpose.
Jonathan D. Golden, founder of Land of a Thousand Hills coffee company, has discovered and is living out his unique calling to promote social, spiritual, and economic justice while providing a living wage to 2,500 farmers in Rwanda. Now he reveals to readers how to identify their calling, dispels the myths and misunderstandings we often have about what constitutes a calling, and challenges them to pursue that calling with a courage that can surmount the many obstacles that may lie in their path. He also shows readers how to cultivate a community of support that will help them fulfill their calling.
For anyone who is dissatisfied with the work they are doing, just entering the workforce, or wondering what more is out there, this book reveals how to embrace the meaningful life they were meant to live.
You can listen to the first chapter of this amazing book here.
About the Author
Jonathan David Golden is the founder of Land of a Thousand Hills, a multimillion dollar coffee company that provides a living wage to more than 2,500 farmers in Rwanda. He and his company have been featured by CNN, Fox News, Christianity Today, Relevant, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Charisma. Jonathan has spoken at Catalyst, Q, Story, Exponential, Velocity, Ignite, Collyde, and Orange conferences, and has toured with Third Day, TobyMac, and Switchfoot. He is also an ordained Anglican priest at St. Peter’s Place in Roswell, Georgia.
This is one of the most insightful, forward, “kick in the backside,” books I have read on this subject. The author, who lives what he writes, encourages the reader to stop waiting until you have enough of whatever it is you are waiting for, but step out with the God given tools you have in your hand and begin to pursue that which makes you happy, alive, and complete. He stresses that if we wait for someday, we will miss the present opportunities that are being presented.
This is a book to help you find your meaning to your life, your unique calling, and the encouragement to pursue it. It is a simple message, not preachy, and would be welcomed by all seekers. If you are looking to make a difference in your world, begin by reading this book. You will not regret it!
Thank you to author Jonathan David Golden and Baker Books for a copy in exchange for this honest review.