A Sense of Being Called by Richard Stoll Armstrong

By Richard Stoll Armstrong

Dick Armstrong was once completely devoted to his promising destiny as an immense league baseball front-office government until eventually whatever occurred that perfectly replaced his existence and urged him in a wholly new course. In a feeling of Being referred to as, Armstrong tells the tale of what he calls his "Damascus street" adventure, an amazing come upon with the God he had consistently believed in yet had by no means given the slightest suggestion to serving. The dramatic theophany initiated a notable pilgrimage of religion within which he and his supportive spouse, Margie, realized how God publications, offers for, and equips those that reply to the divine call.

What the unbelieving global might label accident Dick and Margie considered because the excellent windfall of God--of a God whose timing, they got here to appreciate, is frequently fabulous and continually excellent. because the doorways to getting into seminary saved establishing or final in unpredictable methods, Dick used to be finally resulted in Princeton Theological Seminary, the place he met then-president John A. Mackay, who used to be to have a robust effect on Dick's life.

Dick and Margie's departure from the Baltimore Orioles and their transition to turning into a full-time seminary couple used to be irritating. Their five-and-a-half-year-old son died at the Seminary's convocation day. The poignant tale of Ricky's demise offers one other inspirational representation of ways God is ready to paintings for stable, even within the demise of a kid, with those people who are referred to as in keeping with God's purpose.

The 3 years at seminary have been transformational for Dick Armstrong, who strains the usually -humorous occasions resulting in his ordination and make contact with to be the pastor of the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. Armstrong's desire is this ebook will circulate readers to contemplate how God has been at paintings of their lives and may wake up in them their very own feel of being called.

“This is a providential ebook. At a time whilst God's individuals are challenged to rediscover their calling, Dick Armstrong's attractive tale can assist humans just do that. it's a strong reminder that once God enters our lives, life's course frequently alterations, even dramatically. . .This is a trip that i'll detect for the just about thirty years that Prof. Armstrong has been my shut own buddy and colleague. He and his writings have tremendously impacted my ministry and the ministries of many thousands of pastors and plenty of extra lay leaders in South Africa. they are going to be desirous to learn his striking tale, and i am convinced they'll finish, as i've got, that his passionate dedication and robust witness to the gospel are a powerful fulfilment of his 'sense of being called.'”
—Malan Nel
Founding Director of the Centre for Contextual Ministry
Faculty of Theology, college of Pretoria, South Africa

“I am so comfortable Dick Armstrong has ultimately written the tale of his name to ministry. My detailed friendship with Dick all started quickly after he introduced that he was once leaving his place as Public relatives Director of the Baltimore Orioles to go into Princeton Seminary. He grew to become an important companion and integral colleague in shaping and allowing the venture of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. . . With the booklet of a feeling of Being referred to as he has further one other very valuable, adventurous, exciting, and pleased publication to his very good and sundry writings.”
—Don McClanen
Founder and primary govt Director
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

“Dick Armstrong has been a chum and idea to me for many years. i presumed I knew Dick, yet now i actually comprehend him after interpreting a feeling of Being referred to as. This publication will stir your soul and raise your spirit simply because it has performed for me.”
—Pat Williams
Senior vp, Orlando Magic

Richard Stoll Armstrong is Ashenfelter Professor Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. the writer of many books and articles, he has held pastorates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Indiana.

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