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Give a Gift of Significance for Graduation

050712_0039_0199_jshs If someone in your life is graduating from high school or college soon, it’s likely you are trying to come up with the perfect gift to give them, to celebrate this milestone. You could give that new graduate a wallet. Perhaps a new computer or a mini fridge for a college dorm. Some people lean toward the practical, giving cash or gift cards, luggage, or a camera.

Wouldn’t you prefer to give a gift your graduate will appreciate long after graduation ― a gift of significance?

A book written by Dr. Kurt Senske, our CEO at Lutheran Social Services, could be the solution to your gift-giving dilemma. The Calling: Live a Life of Significance includes some concrete ideas about how to lead the best life we can. Graduates just starting out on new paths in life can use all the guidance they can get!

new-amazon-kindle copy The Calling, now in its third printing, is also available on Kindle. It applies so well to the lives of new graduates because it enlightens readers on the true meaning of “success,” and how one’s vocation can determine how we live out our lives in all its realms: family, professional, community, and congregational. 

The Calling appeals to the practical rather than simply theoretical reader, providing an eight-step roadmap to follow in the course of day-to-day living. A series of self-evaluation exercises help establish and set goals while avoiding common pitfalls.

The Calling stands to become the next timeless graduation gift book, in the company of such classics as Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! or Congratulations! Now What? A Book for Graduates by Bill Cosby. It’s a great way to say, “You did it, now good luck!”

callinggrad2 The Calling: Live a Life of Significance can be purchased online:, Barnes&, and through Concordia Publishing House. All proceeds benefit the ministries of Lutheran Social Services.

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