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Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the…

by Garry Friesen, J. Robin Maxson

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I read this book in college many years ago at the recommendation of a professor. It had such a profound effect on me that if it had been the only book I read, college would have been worth the cost. ( )
  JBMcK | May 26, 2013 |
Great book that labors through many issues about determining God's will. Its focus is that there is no individual will for my daily decisions that I should seek through feelings and impressions, but rather know God through the Bible and apply wisdom to follow Him. ( )
  dannywahlquist | May 14, 2013 |
NO OF PAGES: 452 SUB CAT I: Ethics SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: In an easy-to-follow narrative style, Friesen carefully examines the major views presented today, and rejects them to propose a different one-one he believes more accurately reflects the biblical teaching.NOTES: SUBTITLE: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
Excellent treatment of God's will(s) and a Biblical model of guidance. ( )
  toddschulz | Jan 12, 2008 |
Best book on 'discerning' God's will that I've ever read, also most Biblically sound. The author refutes the common belief that we can (and should) determine what he calls 'the dot' or God's specific will for our individual life. He shows that God's will has been revealed to us in scripture already and that we're free to make decisions consistent with that revelation without having to worry about 'missing a blessing' or inviting a curse because we're not living in God's 'perfect' will for our individual life. For example, per the scriptures God's will is that I marry another believer, however, God does not tell me specifically which beliver. As long as my marriage is to a believer I'm in God's will (at least where my marriage itself is concerned) and don't have to worry that I've missed marrying God's perfect match for me. I would highly recommend this to anyone who's struggled with finding God's will for their life, especially if they've been told by well meaning Christians that they should be hearing from God specifically about day to day decisions. ( )
  lgfarlow | Dec 12, 2006 |
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Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Does it matter? Can you be absolutely sure of God’s individual will for your life? In an easy-to-follow narrative style, Garry Friesen examines the prevalent views on God’s will today, then rejects them to propose a different view that he believes more accurately reflects biblical teaching. This rerelease of Decision Making takes up the practical issues of choosing a mate, picking a career, giving of one’s resources, and areas of disagreement between Christians to give readers a new approach to knowing the will of God.

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