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October 9th, 2015

Loved Called Gifted

Loved Called Gifted

Are you lacking energy and motivation for life?

Are you tired and bored of religious duty and wondering what the Christian life is really about?

If so, this wise, inspirational and releasing book’s message is for you.

It gives you the tools to discover who you really are, helps you to find your calling, unlock your God-given potential and has the power to change your life.

A recent-years study by the Gallup Corporation found that 80% of people say they are unable to do what they do best on a daily basis. The result is disengagement and lethargy.

This lethargy seems to extend to the church too. Many of us have been going to church for years but never really felt we had a significant role to play, often thinking there must be more to life and following Jesus than this. Sadly many are leaving the church as a result.

So what would it be like to have a greater sense of motivation and energy? The good news is a God-given reservoir of world-changing energy exists in each of us, just waiting to be released. ‘When you find it, you will never be the same again,’ write life coaches Sean and Catherine. ‘Your enjoyment of life, creativity and productivity all step up to an entirely new level.’

We all ask fundamental questions such as ‘Who am I? What is my life about? What am I good at?’,  all the more so when life shakes us. Painful times such as our confusing teenage years, leaving school or university, retirement, illness, unemployment and midlife crisis can all seem like the end of the world. Yet the very things which seem to threaten our well-being and cause us to question can actually become the making of us.

Accessible, easy to read and full of powerful thought provoking tools and questions, Sean And Catherine help you dig down deep and discover what God has already put in you – even if you are not yet aware of it! It takes you on a journey to discover the trail of evidence God has left for you about who you are, what you are really good at and what He is calling you to do with your life.

This practical book serves as a guide suitable for individuals, church leaders, life coaches and spiritual directors. Life coach Sylvia Jones comments: ‘This is not a standard self-development book or standard discipleship text, but a fantastic amalgamation of the two! What the authors have achieved is amazing’.

The book begins by dispelling some of the unhelpful myths surrounding God’s calling on your life that may have been holding you back. Divided into four main parts it helps you understand your life journey, unlocks your unique potential, helps you discover and overcome the things that hold you back  and find a positive way forward. It ends with you finding a much deeper sense of meaning and purpose, a plan of action and a knowledge you are truly loved, called and gifted.


What reviewers think:

‘It does what it says on the tin! The title says it all …’

Bishop Michael Whinney, Honorary Assistant Bishop, Birmingham Diocese

‘A brilliant, well-researched and tantalising piece of work. This is not thinking outside the box; this is a redefining of what the box was believed to be and an exhortation to climb out. This book will change lives.’

Andy Kind, Author and Comedian,

‘Easy to read, accessible, personable, not intimidating, great quotes, well organised, well explained. I wish I had had this book when I first became a Christian. It would have made a big difference to my journey.’

Rev John Alessi, Vicar of St Pauls, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

‘This is a great way to assist people in finding their calling … The material is presented in a user-friendly way and is provided by clearly knowledgeable and passionate writers.’

Helen Bowes, Pastoral Counsellor, Counselling Supervisor & Trainer and Lay Reader

‘Having had help years ago to find my own calling, and assisted others in discovering theirs, I can thoroughly recommend this comprehensive and valuable resource …

Rev Canon Frances Wookey, recently retired parish priest, MBTI® practitioner

‘Can I have some more copies? I want to give them to all my friends.’

Caroline Markham, Worship Leader


About the authors

Sean Kennedy and Catherine Cowell are authors of the highly acclaimed book Church Uncorked: Leadership That Releases Our Potential. They are passionate and experienced coaches, leadership development professionals and workshop trainers. They work with individuals, charities, churches and small businesses helping people live, work and lead in more authentic and releasing ways.

Loved Called Gifted is published by Instant Apostle and is available online and in bookshops.

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