The Call

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: September 2003

Duration: 6 hours 2 minutes


The Call exhorts us to heed the voice inside us, calling us to discover and to live fully our true selves and our heart's desires - finding our own unique calling, not in the expectations of others and in the outside world, but deep within ourselves.

I have heard it all my life
A voice calling a name I recognized as myown.
Sometimes it comes as a soft-belliedwhisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.
But always it says: Wake up my love. Youare walking asleep.
There's no safety in that!

The Call, like Oriah's previous books, starts with an evocative, richly textured prose poem. In it, Oriah challenges readers to discard what they know of themselves as seen through other people and the world around them, and to delve deep into their own selves to find who they truly are. She persuades the reader that there is nothing as essential as what you believe yourself to be, and that it's not necessary to search for meaning in other people and the world's agendas; just be confident of your own distinct gifts, challenges and dreams.


  • Susan

    I have to preface this with the fact that I'm an Oriah fan. I find peace in her wandering, calming style. If you are looking for a bullet point list for how to find your calling, this is not the book or author for you. Oriah's books are a journey. She weaves a story that allows you to experience her journey in a way that makes you rethink your journey. I have always been a fan of her books and this one is no exception. I found myself identifying with her need to make things difficult and recognizing that life does not have to be difficult to be good. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is on a journey of their own.

  • Anonymous

    Not a great book. she is trying to teach us to be better yet she struggles herself. I just don't like any of her books and would not recommend any of them unless you want to read something about her life and struggles in it.