The Echo Within by Robert Benson is a book I am pleased to review for Waterbrook Press. In addition to providing the book to me for reviewing, the publisher has also provided me a copy to give away. If you are interested in receiving this book, just leave a comment at the end of this post. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 12.
The Echo Within is a short book in which Robert Benson describes his own search for (and eventual finding of) his calling in life. He describes this search as listening for the voice of God within ourselves – i.e. the echo within. He talks about the integration of his spiritual experiences, work experiences, relationships, and other life experiences into who he now is.
This book is short – less than 200 pages. There is not much detail about Robert Benson’s life, yet he manages to put much of himself into those 180 pages. Much of what he said resonated with me. I know about wanting to know my calling in life. But, I’m also learning that my calling in life is wherever I am right this minute.
There is much in this little book that is encouraging and helpful. I recommend it, particularly for those of us coming in to middle age who are starting to wonder if we are really doing the “right” thing in life. Mr. Benson has many good insights.
If you are interested in this book, please leave a comment of any kind, and I'll put your name in the hat next Thursday. Tell your friends and neighbors as well!!