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The following list of books is not exhaustive but represents books that I have found helpful over the years. I do not agree with all that I read within but I do find that their thoughts challenge me to look at the integration of my faith and life from new perspectives. I have grouped these books into logical categories as follows:

Books dealing with the call to be with God:

Books dealing with the call to work with God:

God calls us ... to abide:

Bridges, J. (1983). The practice of godliness. Colorado Springs: Navpress.

Guinness, O. (1998). The call: Finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life. Nashville: Word Publishing.

Packer, J.I. (1973). Knowing God. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

God calls us … to reality

Banks, R. (1987). All the business of life: Bringing theology down to earth. Claremont, CA: Albatross.

Guinness, O. (1996). God in the dark: the assurance of faith beyond a shadow of doubt. Wheaton: Crossway Books.

Guinness, O. & Seel, J. eds. (1992). No God but God: Breaking with the idols of our age. Chicago: Moody Press.

Hansel, T. (1985). You gotta keep dancing. Elgin, IL: David C. Cook.

Rottenberg, I.C. (1980). The promise and the presence: Toward a theology of the kingdom of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Yancey, P. (1988). Disappointment with God: Three questions no one asks aloud. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

God calls us … to renewal

Bauckman, R. & Hart, T. (1999). Hope against hope: Christian eschatology in contemporay context. London: Darton, Longman and Todd.

Carson, D.A. (1992). A call to spiritual reformation: Priorities from Paul and his prayers. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Longman, T. (1997). Reading the Bible with heart & mind. Colorado Springs: Navpress.

Ogden, G. (1990). The new reformation: Returning the ministry to the people of God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Packer, J.I. (1984). Keep in step with the Spirit. Old Tappen, NJ: Fleming H. Revell.

God calls us … to spiritual disciplines

Banks, R. (1988) Paul’s idea of community: The early house churches in their historical setting. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Bonhoeffer, D. (1963). The cost of discipleship. New York: Macmillan.

Bonhoeffer, D. (1954). Life together. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Crabb, L. (1997). Connecting: Healing for ourselves and our relationships a radical new vision. Nashville, TN: Word Books

Crabb, L. & Peterson, E. (1999). The safest place on earth. Nashville, TN: Word.

Foster, R.J. (1978). Celebration of discipline: The path to spiritual growth. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Guinness, O. (1994). Fit bodies fat minds: Why evangelicals don’t think and what to do about it. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Hanson, B. (1980). The call of silence: Discovering Christian meditation. Minneapolis: Augsburg.

Kuhatschek, J. (1990). Taking the guesswork out of applying the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

McAlpine, C. (1981). Alone with God: A Manual of Biblical Meditation. Minneapolis: Bethany.

Ray, D. (1977) The art of Christian meditation: A guide to increase your personal awareness of God. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale.

Smith, M. (1977). How I learned to meditate. Plainfield, NJ: Logos Intenational.

God calls us … to work

Banks, R. J. (1993). Faith goes to work: Reflections from the marketplace. np: The Alban Institute.

Banks, R. J. (1994). God the Worker: Journeys into the mind, heart, and imagination of God. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press.

Guinness, O. (2001). Entrepreneurs of life: Faith and the venture of purposeful living. Colorado Springs: NavPress.

Guinness, O. (1998). The call: Finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life. Nashville: Word Publishing.

MacKenzie, A. & Kirkland, W. (2002). Where's God on Monday? Christchurch, NZ: NavPress NZ.

Miller, A.F. Jr. (1999). Why you can’t be anything you want to be. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Ryken, L. (1987). Work and leisure in Christian perspective. Portland, OR: Multnomah Press.

Smith, G.T. (1999). Courage and calling: Embracing your God-given potential. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press.

Stevens, R.P. (1999). The other six days: Vocation, work, and ministry in Biblical Pespective. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Vancouver: Regent College Pubishing.

Vest, N. (1997). Friend of the soul: A Benedictine spirituality of work. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications.

Volf, M. (1991). Work in the Spirit: Toward a theology of work. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Waltke, B. K. (1995). Finding the will of God: A pagan notion? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

CareerCraft (Creativity):

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: HarperPerennial.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Finding flow in everyday life. New York: BasicBooks.

Edwards, B. (1989). Drawing on the right side of the brain (Rev. Ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Jeremy P. Tarcher.

Fritz, R. (1989). The path of least resistance: Learning to become the creative force in your own life (Rev. Ed.). New York: Fawcett Columbine.

Gelatt, H.B. (1991). Creative decision making. Los Altos, CA: Crisp Publications.

Hall, D. (1995). Jump start your brain. New York: Warner Books.

Landa, R. (1998). Thinking creatively: New ways to unlock your visual imagination. Cincinnati, OH: North Light Books.

MacKenzie, G. (1998). Orbiting the giant hairball: A corporate fool’s guide to surviving with grace. New York: Viking Penguin.

Michalko, M. (1998). Cracking creativity: The secrets of creative genius. Berkley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

Mitchell, K.E., Levin, A.S., & Krumboltz, J.D. (1999). Planned happenstance: Constructing unexpected career opportunities. Journal of Counseling & Development, 77, 115-124.

Poehnell, G. & Amundson, N. (in press). CareerCraft. In M. Peirerl, M. Arthur, R. Goffee, and N. Anand (Eds.), Career Creativity: Explorations in the remaking of work. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Siler, T. (1999). Think like a genius: Use your creativity in ways that will enrich your life. New York: Bantam Books.

vonOech, R. (1990). A whack on the side of the head: How you can be more creative (Rev. Ed.). New York: Warner Books.

Wujec, T. (1995). Five star mind: Games and puzzles to stimulate your creativity and imagination. Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada.

Wujec, T. & Muscat, S. (2002). Return on Imagination: Realizing the poer of ideas. Don Mills, ON: Pearson.

Career Development

Amundson, N. (1998). Active engagement: Enhancing the career counselling process. Richmond, BC: Ergon Communications.

Amundson, N.E. (1999). Individual style survey (3rd Ed.). Edmonton: Psychometrics.

Amundson, N.E. & Borgen, W.A. (1995). At the controls: Charting your course through unemployment (2nd Ed.). Toronto: Nelson Canada.

Amundson, N.E.& Poehnell, G. (1996). Career pathways (2nd Ed). Richmond, B.C.: Ergon Communications.

Amundson, N.E.& Poehnell, G. (1998). Career pathways: Quick trip. Richmond, B.C.: Ergon Communications.

Bissonnette, D. (1994). Beyond traditional job development: The art of creating opportunity. n.p.: Milt Wright & Associates.

Bolles, R.N. (2002). 2002 What color is your parachute. Berkley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

Bridges, W. (1994). JobShift: How to prosper in a workplace without jobs. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Kimeldorf, M. (1997). Portfolio power: The new way to showcase all your job skills and experiences. Princeton, NJ: Peterson’ s.

McAuliffe, G. (1993). Career as an Imaginative Quest. American Counsellor, 2, 1, 12-16.

Miller, A. F., Jr. (1999). Why you can't be anything you want to be. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Simon, A. & Tocher, M. (1998). Brave work: A guide to the quest for meaning in work. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Career Development Foundation

Yates, Martin (1999). Knock ‘em dead 2000: The ultimate job-seeker’s handbook. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation.

Yates, Martin (1998). Cover Letters That Knock ‘Em Dead (3rd Ed). Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation.

Yates, Martin (1997). Resumes That Knock ‘Em Dead (3rd Ed). Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation.

Career Portfolios:

Abram, M., Nuttley, K. & Shaw, G.P. (1994). A User’s Guide to the Employability Skills Portfolio. Toronto: Guidance Centre. A practical tool designed for use with high school students.

Burke, R. (2001). Educational planning and prior learning assessment: Portfolio development independent study guide. Hamilton, ON: Mohawk College. A practical guide for developing a portfolio in the context of PLAR.

Graf. A., et al (2001). Creating your career portfolio: At a glance guide, second edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. A college textbook which leads the reader through the portfolio development process.

Kimeldorf, M. (1997). Portfolio power: The new way to showcase all your job skills and experiences. Princeton, NJ: Peterson’ s. The recognized authority on portfolios.

Linton, H., et al (2001). Portfolio design, second edition. New York: W. W. Norton. Written for architects, this book covers not only the portfolio development process but also focuses on the actual design of the portfolio.

Manuelian, P.O. (1991). Portfolio development handbook: Prior learning experience program. Another practical guide for developing a portfolio in the context of PLAR.

Straub, C. (1997). Creating Your Skills Portfolio. Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications.


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