You are meant to dance more, laugh more, sing more, pray more, learn more, care more. You are meant for more.
President Nunes has announced that he is donating 100% of royalties from the sale of his new book to Concordia’s scholarship fund. He said: “My vocation here at Concordia College New York resonates with my soul, so it gives me great satisfaction that my book, an invitation to vocational action impelled by God’s Word, will make a material impact on our institution and our students. These strivers, believers and achievers – especially the many for whom scholarships unlock the door to meaningful lives and careers – are all working toward the more for which they are meant.”
Meant for More: In, With, and Under the Ordinary, is coming from Concordia Publishing House in October, and available for preorder now. The book’s vignettes are meant to suggest a pattern of engagement with the world, to prompt a restlessness that leads to action. Informed by scholarship yet written for a broad audience, the book encourages an investment in more of what matters, in what promises permanence and transcendence rather than transience and temporariness.
The book’s original illustrations are the work of Deaconess Lindsay Fertig-Johnson, Director of Concordia College’s Center for Leadership and Service, an intensive program that forms pastors and Christian leaders for a wide variety of ministry through consecutive degrees in Theology and Business Leadership. “My influences ranged from orthodox iconography and vintage tattoos to artists including Warhol and Lichtenstein,” she said. “I wanted to combine art styles that normally wouldn’t be seen together to reflect the way God often uses entities – whether thoughts, people or beliefs – that are at odds with one another to reveal that they were meant for more than we originally thought. President Nunes’ Meant for More reminds believers and doubters, liberals and conservatives, young and old, that together we create something new and greater than before.”
Concordia College New York has chosen Meant for More as its college theme for the 2020/2021 academic year. The campus community will explore ways of engaging that illuminate our meaningfulness in the world: the more for which we are meant.
Illustrations from Meant for More: In, With, and Under the Ordinary