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Called

Called

The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today

by Mark Labberton

"This book pursues the deeper questions of flourishing, sacrifice, community and transformation that are the heart of the Christian life."

—Andy Crouch, Executive Editor, Christianity Today; author of Playing God

Called: About the Book and Author

Called: About the Book and Author

Fuller Seminary's president Mark Labberton explores the question of "call" and how we as the Church and God's people are meant to respond to a broken and hurting world.

Called: Read a Book Excerpt

Called: Read a Book Excerpt

"Whatever our context, our work, our relationships -- this is the primary thing we are to be about every day: following Jesus."

Praise for Called

Praise for Called

"Mark Labberton sheds vivid light on life's ultimate path." —John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of Soul Keeping

Author Q&A: Dr. Mark Labberton

Author Q&A: Dr. Mark Labberton

"We must now live our lives as God’s people in a context of exile—often the stranger, the counter-point, the one who now lives distinctively in the culture."

Book Discussion Guide

Book Discussion Guide

Download six sessions for your group discussion of the new book Called here.

Healing the Wounds of Racism: On the Sin of Silence and Our Call as Christians

Healing the Wounds of Racism: On the Sin of Silence and Our Call as Christians

Mark Labberton

Silence is one of the sins of omission that has allowed us to be in denial about racism in our country, far more widespread than just one small Missouri town.

Author Video

Author Video

Watch Mark Labberton share his reflections on Called.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

What is the Church's Calling?

What is the Church's Calling?

Scot McKnight

This is not just about our public vocation but about our vocation as Christians, regardless of our vocation.

Balance at the Top

Balance at the Top

Tony Jones

Labberton’s voice is primarily pastoral. And that, I think, says something very important about him and his leadership of the flagship seminary of American evangelicalism.

A Serious Call

A Serious Call

Amber Stamper

Consider how different our world might be if each of the hundreds of millions of Americans who identify themselves as Christian took this call seriously.

Your Work is Not as Important as You Want it to Be

Your Work is Not as Important as You Want it to Be

Marcus Goodyear

Am I being consistent in my living out of the gospel at my work, at home, out and about in my community, when others are watching and when no one is watching? Are you?

Considering Called: A Few Questions for the Author

Considering Called: A Few Questions for the Author

Sam Alexander

What follows is a letter to Mark that takes some issue with his book. However it sounds, Mark, my genuine respect and love for you as Christian brother remain.

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