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The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    A good book to keep as a study book

    It makes you stop and think why? you are making the choices you are making. It also helps you to understand why others may be choosing some of the things they are doing. Has a good Biblical base.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    I¿ve already put this one in my short ¿read again¿ stack

    Tim Challies¿ amazingly thorough exploration of biblical discernment should be high on the reading list of every Christian who is concerned about what is true, and what is not ¿ who wants above all to know God¿s truth in order to know His will ¿ and who wants His will to replace his own. ¿We will find joy and peace not in following our own path,¿ the author points out, ¿but in allowing our minds to be so changed that our desires are the same as God¿s.¿ I believe this book can make a significant contribution to that process. /// I triple-starred many sections, but perhaps my favorite is the chapter entitled ¿The Practice of Discernment.¿ Here, Tim describes in compelling detail 17 steps for distinguishing between truth and error. He walks us through the process using an interesting example ¿ the seemingly benign premise that we need to forgive ourselves, endorsed in a contemporary Christian song called 'surprise' ¿Forgive Yourself¿ as well as by every fan and proponent of the self-esteem movement. /// I¿ve already had the opportunity to apply his suggestions to a theological issue I¿ve been wrestling with for months. Guess what: They work! They actually broke the pattern of circular thinking I¿d fallen into over this particular issue, leading me to biblical truths that have restored my peace. /// The first line of a favorite hymn kept dancing through my head as I read: ¿Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart.¿ I¿d always thought the writer meant that he wanted the Lord to be all that he sees, and that may indeed be the case. But this book has given me a new spin on these words. As Tim writes, ¿Our goal in discernment is to do just this: to see things through God¿s eyes through the Bible and thus to see things as they really are.¿ I¿m already finding that a little easier to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

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    Very well written, easily understood. He gives very helpful suggestions on how to develop spiritual discernment in your own life. Highly recommend it to all.

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