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Quarter-Life Calling: How to Find Your Sweet Spot in Your Twenties

Sat, Jan. 16, 2016 Posted: 01:17 PM

Do you know what a sweet spot is? Have you found yours? If your answer to either of these questions is “no,” then you need to read Paul Sohn’s thoughtful, insightful and well-crafted book called Quarter-Life Calling: How to Find Your Sweet Spot in Your Twenties. Built around the “sweet spot” analogy, Paul tells of his own compelling personal journey and how it is both necessary and possible to discover your sweet spot — the convergence of personality, passions, gifting and life experiences — while still in your twenties.

Paul draws from, and weaves together, a wealth of insights from people such as John Piper, Rick Warren, Max Lucado, Tim Keller, Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, C. S. Lewis, Neil Anderson, Os Guinness, Viktor Frankl and the Barna Group, as well as other lesser known people such as David Kinnaman, Jack Fortin and Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. With a fluid writing style, solid biblical underpinnings, appropriate use of research and statistics, and just the right amount of illustrations and examples, Paul takes the reader on a journey of self-examination and discovery that is virtually guaranteed to help any Millenial climb out of a quarter-life quagmire, if not avoid it altogether. In fact, Quarter-Life Calling is not just for Millenials. Other demographic cohorts — especially Gen Xers dealing with mid-life crisis — will no doubt benefit from this book.

I am passionate about biblical studies, and Paul has not let me down. An underlying doxological foundation — it’s all about Christ and His glory, not about me and my success — permeates the book and challenges the reader to live “for the praise of God’s glory” rather than at the service of the American Dream. Additionally, Paul demystifies and breaks down the types and components of “calling,” and just as importantly deconstructs the sacred-seculary false dichotomy that many in the church have bought into, pointing us to the fact that “all Christians are called to full-time Christian work, doing all for the glory of God, regardless of their unique vocational calling.”

Paul helps the reader understand the inherent value, benefit and blessing of work. He deals with the importance of finding our true vocations. He interacts with with recent phenomena (such as FOMO: fear of missing out) and current mindsets (YOLO: you only live once). He puts his head (conveys information intelligently) into the book, as well as his heart (challenges us passionately and pastorally).

One of the hats I wear is as co-founder and co-leader of a global missions movement. We want to see the nations reached and transformed with the glorious message of Jesus Christ, yet the nations that most need the message are the ones whose governments most restrict Gospel access. In other words, we can’t send conventional missionaries. Rather, we send godly and skilled professionals, who are able — through their legitimate platforms as business people, engineers, teachers, etc. — to live out and proclaim the transforming power of the Gospel. Quarter-Life Calling will become one of our primary recruiting and training resources, and I recommend it to you, too, without reservation!

Click here to purchase Paul's book at Amazon. (If you buy on Monday the 18th of January, you will help move this worthy book toward becoming an Amazon best-seller.)


I'm João, but you can call me John. Since meeting Christ at age 16, my driving passion has been to glorify Him! I’m a “Great Commission Entrepreneur.” I am passionate about starting and leading anything — mission agencies, churches, businesses — that helps fulfill the Great Commission. I also love to speak, teach, preach and write about God's glory in all areas of life and among all peoples of the world. You can contact me at; find out more at; link directly to this blog at; and follow me on:

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