Ambition: Essays by Members of The Chrysostom Society
ed. by Luci Shaw and Jeanne Murray Walker
154 pp. paper $20.00
What is the place of ambition in contemporary Christian life? What is the relationship between humility and the American Dream? From the invaluable fellowship of writers known as The Chrysostom Society comes this collection of essays from such highly-acclaimed writers as Luci Shaw,
Emilie Griffin, Eugene Peterson, and Jeanne Murray Walker, with an
introduction by Scott Cairns. Though each of the essays is unique in its scope and intent, the entire book reads like a single intimate conversation with trustworthy voices speaking from their own personal experiences, wrestling with the title subject. This book is not a five-step plan to
success, but a vision of lifelong discernment toward vocational,
emotional, and spiritual health; and in our frenetic days of “raging hubris,” (Richard Foster) the subject of these essays has never been more pressing. Ultimately, as Scott Cairns reminds us, everything comes down to "responding with adequate energy to a God-given desire to become what each one of us is called to become, which is holy. That is, of course, an immensely grand ambition."
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