Decisions, Decisions: How (and How Not) to Make Them

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Life is made up of more decisions than we can count. We face so many choices every day that often lead us to anxiety or desperation. Many people stumble this way and that because they do not ground their decisions in God's Word. In this brief yet relentlessly biblical book. Dave Swavely first shows us how not to make decisions and then reveals what biblical decision making is.
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Overview

Life is made up of more decisions than we can count. We face so many choices every day that often lead us to anxiety or desperation. Many people stumble this way and that because they do not ground their decisions in God's Word. In this brief yet relentlessly biblical book. Dave Swavely first shows us how not to make decisions and then reveals what biblical decision making is.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875525921
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 934,977
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part 1 How Not to Make Decisions
1. Roads to Nowhere 3
2. Special Revelation outside the Bible 17
3. Supernatural Signs 35
4. The Will of God 43
5. Feelings and Impressions 61
6. Circumstances, Counsel, Desires, and Prayer 79
Part 2 How to Make Decisions
7. The Prerequisites for Biblical Decision Making 99
8. The Principles of Biblical Decision Making 121
9. The Process of Biblical Decision Making 139
10. The Picture of Biblical Decision Making 157
Conclusion 171
Notes 177
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    Great resource for youth workers on this topic!!

    Decisions, Decisions How (And How Not) To Make Them, by David Swavely cuts through sentimentality and clinical detachment and summarizes sound biblical teaching about this subject in a practical and sensitive way. The balance he achieves is noteworthy in a field that tends to err by stressing existential matters such as feelings and impressions or more dispassionate uses of the Bible¿s principles as a cold formula for decision-making. The personal element is very present. The Bible¿s principles are also the clear framework for real people to make real decisions. This book will be helpful to any exploring the Bible¿s counsel for discerning among options in front of them. But it is also a significant resource for youth workers. In a world that bombards our young people, in and out of the church, with the message to go with their feelings, David Swavely gives youth workers a resource to help young people with their own solid decision-making.

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