Outreach Resources of the Year: Christian Living

The Outreach Resources of the Year honors the past year’s best books that emphasize outreach-oriented ideas. 

Last fall we invited publishers and authors to submit resources that released between Nov. 1, 2022, and Oct. 31, 2023. The Outreach magazine editorial team then placed the qualifying titles into 13 key categories for review by expert panelists in each field. After thoughtful consideration, they selected one or more entries as an Outreach Resource of the Year and spotlighted some titles as “Also Recommended.” 

Here is the winner in the Christian Living category. 


Evaluated by Thomas Bandy, director of Thriving Church Consulting and the author of more than 60 books and articles.


Called to Cultivate: A Gospel Vision for Women and WorkCalled to Cultivate: A Gospel Vision for Women and Work by Chelsea Patterson Sobolik (Moody Publishers)

Called to Cultivate offers solid biblical support and spiritual guidance for women in the workplace. Patterson Sobolik encourages women in leadership to seize opportunities, model Christian values, and address both the challenges and temptations found in the workplace. She coaches how to address gender and racial discrimination, and to lead with confidence. 

Each chapter raises questions for reflection, suggests further reading, and provides relevant Scriptures for meditation. This very personal, approachable book is filled with rich content, not just a string of anecdotes. Called to Cultivate is a book for women who want to become more, achieve more and take a grace-filled approach to productivity.

Lora Schrock
Lora Schrock

Lora Schrock is editor of Outreach magazine.