What readers and reviewers are saying about Called!
"If you have stereotypes of church ministry and church ministers—you know, stodgy, precious, boring, and easily shocked—meet Gordon Postill and be surprised, enthralled, and even stunned. The real-life adventures revealed here are more like Sampson, Ishmael, Goliath, and Elijah than some pampered High Priest with pure bloodlines and hidden motives.
Gordon is a bright mind with tremendous recall for content and affect. He is honest to the point of embarrassment, and warmly engaging to the point of friendship. He and I have nearly crossed paths over the years, admire many of the same heroes, and share the same profession, but his adventure is in 3D, while mine seems in sepia.
This book is real, instructive, encouraging, and empowering. One wild life in the thrall and call of God."
- The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, D.Min., D.D., M.S.M.
Minister Emeritus, Metropolitan United Church,
"Postill’s Called! is an “engaging personal reflection on a transformed life. Postill reflects on his journey from a life of dissipation to one of spiritual purpose in this debut memoir. He relates his remembrance, dotted with black-and-white photos of himself and loved ones, with admirable, confessional candor in a breezily anecdotal style. As an account of a journey from self-indulgence to religious meaning, it is impressive and inspiring."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Just having finished reading Rev. Postill's courageous sharing of his life's story, I can highly recommend it - since all of us can recognize our own lives and challenges in his tale. It is also a story of hope in that anyone of us can turn the direction of our life paths with the help of the Higher Power and of others who care about us. His story makes you look at your own life and perhaps it will help some who feel lost, change direction."
- Amazon Review
"Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. The style of writing is very engaging, and the author’s story drew me in. I admire his willingness to reveal so much of his history, and the pain and regret of his past behaviors. I’m sure many people can relate to his struggles and his feeling of hopelessness. This is not just a story of hopelessness, but ultimately a story of honesty, hope, self-forgiveness, and redemption."
- Amazon Review
"It is the story of a transformed life, which, in turn, encourages readers to look at their own lives and open closed doors. Kudos to Gordon Postill for a colourful narrative, written with frankness, humour and courage."
- June MacLean, Amazon Review
"I couldn’t put this book down. Gordon’s honesty about his troubled lifestyle and his inspirational transition kept me wanting to read more and more. I highly recommend this true story to all."
- Kathy Foley, Amazon Review