Does God have a specific plan for each of us, or is it more like general guidelines for all of us? How do my gifts and abilities, my personality and particular circumstances, impact my vocation? What is the role of the church in this process? What are the needs of the world that call us to respond?
Awakening Vocation explores these questions and breathes new life into the subject. Inspired by the vision of the Second Vatican Council, the book traces the history of Catholic reflection on vocation and offers a constructive proposal for the present. In plain language, Edward Hahnenberg argues that Catholic thinking on vocation has been frustrated by a deficient theology of grace. Rethinking vocation in light of a revitalized theology of grace opens up new ways of imagining discipleship and discernment within our wonderfully diverse and yet deeply divided world.