A New Book Based on Barna Research to Help You Discover and Live out Your Calling

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Whether you’re just starting out on your journey or you’ve found yourself at a crossroads and feel the need to change direction, each of us wants to know what our purpose is on this earth. We want our work and our lives to have meaning and impact. But how do you know what you were meant to do? And once you know . . . then what?


Find out in a new book by Dr. Stephanie Shackelford and Bill Denzel.

Based solidly in the most up-to-date Barna research, You on Purpose offers you a clear and simple 4-step process for discovering and carrying out your calling with confidence.


DEFINE: set your intention for what you want to achieve

DISCOVER: dig deep into who and where you are

DECIDE: narrow your choices and zero in on your calling

DO: start acting on your calling, one step at a time


Each chapter dismantles a common myth about calling, replacing it with truth born from solid, current research. If you long to discover your unique place in the world, this book will help you catch that vision and make a plan to pursue it.

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Stephanie Shackelford is a senior fellow at Barna Group, primarily studying vocation and calling. In 2012, she founded a career coaching company and has since helped hundreds of students, recent graduates, and working professionals live into their purpose. Stephanie received her EdD from Northeastern University and her MEd and BS from Vanderbilt University, where she is also an adjunct instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Atlanta. Learn more at www.stephshackelford.com.

Bill Denzel has enjoyed a multifaceted career working as a publisher, creative director, writer, designer, and literary agent. Mostly he helps people write and publish books, build world-changing brands, and tell great stories. Formerly vice president at Barna Group, he is now a senior fellow researching and writing on work, happiness, calling, and purpose. Denzel has a BA from UCLA and an MBA from CSUN. He lives with his wife and children in Southern California. Learn more at www.billdenzel.com.

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