Originally published in 1992, the sought-after guide “Mentors as Instruments of God’s Call: Biblical Reflections” by Justo L. González is now available in a special bilingual edition. Readers can follow along in English or Spanish in the new version from the Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church (UMC).
Nearly three decades after its original publication, the messages of “Mentors as Instruments of God’s Call” remain popular, and the bilingual edition will make it accessible to thousands of readers across the United Methodist connection.
As people of faith contend with the never-ceasing stream of demands on their time and attention, they need mentors as defined biblically in this work—those who help others listen to God. As González reminds readers, “A call derives its value and its importance not from the experience itself but from the caller, who is none other than God.” “Mentors as Instruments of God’s Call” helps readers discern what the Lord is saying and aids them in listening.
Justo L. González, author of more than eighty books, has taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Columbia Theological Seminary and the Interdenominational Theological Center. A leading voice in Hispanic theology, he founded the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana and served as the first executive director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative.
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