The Inescapable Question of Biography

thecallPart of our contemporary crisis of identity can be summed up by saying that modern people are haunted by an inescapable question of biography: Who am I?  From magazine covers to psychiatrists’ couches to popular seminars, we are awash with self-styled answers to this question.  But many people are dissatisfied with the answers peddled because they have a terrible deficiency: They don’t explain what to each of us is the heart of our yearning–to know why we are each unique, utterly exceptional, and therefore significant as human beings

–Os Guinness, The Call (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson), p 20.

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~ by toddbumgarner on July 3, 2009 6:50 am.

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