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Desiring God S Will

Author : David G. Benner
ISBN : 9780830846139
Genre : Religion
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How do we become both willing and able to do what God asks of us? In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality, examining why our desires are disordered and how we can align our hearts with God's.
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God S Will

Author : J I. Packer
ISBN : 9781441235923
Genre : Religion
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Seeking God's guidance is a focus for many believers. We want to know what God has planned for our lives. Are we making the right decision? Are we in his will? For some people, knowing God is guiding their lives makes them relax and enjoy the ride. But others fear making the wrong choice and find themselves paralyzed as they wait for signs from above. J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom answer these fears with God's Will. With solid biblical footing, they shed light on the notion of God's guidance in response to the many misunderstandings well-meaning Christians can have. Readers seeking God's will in major life decisions, as well as anyone interested in understanding how God guides us, will welcome this practical and inspiring book.
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Perfect Will Of God

Author : G Christian Weiss
ISBN : 9780802488213
Genre : Religion
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"What is God's plan for my life?" is perhaps the most difficult question a Christian can raise. The Perfect Will of God provides constructive guidelines for those needing help in this area. In fifteen provocative chapters, the reader discovers: God has a definite plan for every believer. It is possible to miss that plan. God earnestly desires to reveal His will. There are prerequisites to knowing God's will. God provides three sources of guidance. "Mr. Weiss has written earnestly and clearly. There is no guesswork here, nor are there any strange and fanciful utterances. He has developed his theme constructively and intelligently. His points are scripturally treated and effectively emphasized. Much is said in few words, yet with sufficient elucidation to drive home the teaching expounded. The chapters are helpfully divided, and the references and quotations from the Scriptures are numerous and fitting.--W. S. Hottel in the Foreword.
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Defending Royal Supremacy And Discerning God S Will In Tudor England

Author : Daniel Eppley
ISBN : 9781351945790
Genre : History
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Early modern governments constantly faced the challenge of reconciling their own authority with the will of God. Most acknowledged that an individual's first loyalty must be to God's law, but were understandably reluctant to allow this as an excuse to challenge their own powers where interpretations differed. As such, contemporaries gave much thought to how this potentially destabilising situation could be reconciled, preserving secular authority without compromising conscience. In this book, the particular relationship between the Tudor supremacy over the Church and the hermeneutics of discerning God's will is highlighted and explored. This topic is addressed by considering defences of the Henrician and Elizabethan royal supremacies over the English church, with particular reference to the thoughts and writings of Christopher St. German, and Richard Hooker. Both of these men were in broad agreement that it was the responsibility of English Christians to subordinate their subjective understandings of God's will to the interpretation of God's will propounded by the church authorities. St. German originally put forward the proposition that king in parliament, as the voice of the community of Christians in England, was authorized to definitively pronounce regarding God's will; and that obedience to the crown was in all circumstances commensurate with obedience to God's will. Salvation, as envisioned by St. German and Hooker, was thus not dependent upon adherence to a single true faith. Rather it was conditional upon a sincere effort to try to discern the true faith using the means that God had made available to the individual, particularly the collective wisdom of one's church speaking through its representatives. In tackling this fascinating dichotomy at the heart of early modern government, this study emphasizes an aspect of the defence of royal supremacy that has not heretofore been sufficiently appreciated by modern scholars, and invites consideration of how this aspect of hermeneutics is relevant to wider discussions relating to the nature of secular and divine authority.
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Desiring God S Own Heart

Author : Kay Arthur
ISBN : 9780736935678
Genre : Religion
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This invaluable study invites readers to discover the depths of God's grace and explore His provisions for their every need. Believers will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of His heart.
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Desiring God Revised Edition

Author : John Piper
ISBN : 1601423918
Genre : Religion
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
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Joshua

Author : Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
ISBN : 9780310590620
Genre : Religion
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Reading Joshua can be, frankly, a jarring experience. Serious, troubling questions about God’s attitude toward his created peoples arise, questions with noeasy answer. But the book of Joshua presents itself, warts (and wars!) and all, and asks readers to let it tell its story from its point of view and out of its ancient context. It asks them to give it the benefit of the doubt and permit it to speak to them. This commentary aims to give its voice a clear hearing — to translate its ancient cultural form in such a way that it freely speaks about the life of faith today. Basically, the book of Joshua tells how biblical Israel navigated a major historical transition early in its national life. The book shows that guiding these changes is Israel’s God, Yahweh, through his chosen servant, Joshua. The introductory sections to follow set the scene for entering the book of Joshua and the ancient world about which it reports. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make thereturn journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable — but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our present-day context. Joshua helps readers learn how the message of Joshua can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.
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Praying God S Will

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ISBN : 9780620254557
Genre : God (Christianity)
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Simply Sacred

Author : Gary L. Thomas
ISBN : 9780310586753
Genre : Religion
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Gary Thomas is a popular writer of Christian spirituality with a well-developed platform. Building on his bestselling books Sacred Pathways and Sacred Marriage; his newest book, Pure Pleasure; and his Gold Medallion-winning Authentic Faith, Thomas takes readers to new levels of inspiration and insight in Simply Sacred—a devotional made up of selections from his best writings about spirituality and spiritual formation. According to Thomas, “Those who have advanced in the Christian life have learned to develop an almost mystical memory that keeps them attuned to the fact that God is always with them ... always watching, always caring, always hearing.” Abounding with spiritual insights and practical truth, this book provides readers with the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy each and every day.
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The Desiring Self

Author : Walter E. Conn
ISBN : 080913831X
Genre : Religion
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"This volume explores the two movements in the journey to transcendence. The first is the drive to be an integrated and powerful self. The second is to leave that behind and move beyond the self into relationship. The two movements are inextricably joined - separation and attachment, autonomy and relationship. Humans are pulled simultaneously by the urge to be and to be for." "The Desiring Self is an explanation and a practical guide to the process of self-transcendence. Using case studies as well as insights from psychology and theology, it takes readers through the steps of understanding themselves as incarnate, integrated and yet transcendent beings bent on discovering their "true selves" as known by God. It is a book to be read and relished by pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, readers exploring the confluence of psychology and religion and all persons on the journey of self-transcendence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Religion