Returning God’s Call: The Challenge of Christian Living

by John C. Purdy

John C. Purdy is a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), which he served for 26 years as an editor of curriculum resource. He is also the author of Parables at Work (Westminster) and God with a Human Face (Westminster/Knox).

Returning God’s Call was published in l989 by Westminster/John Knox Press. This material was prepared for Religion Online by John C. Purdy.


(ENTIRE BOOK) Based on passages from the Gospel of Matthew, this book considers what it means to be “called” in a time when Christians have so many competing claims for their time, love, and commitment. Ten challenges to Christian living are explored, among them: calls to adventure, perfection, costly obedience and fidelity.