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Discerning God's Will
     

Discerning God's Will

by Ben Campbell Johnson, Ben Campbell Johnson
 
Popular author Ben Campbell Johnson writes about the human quest to find one's purpose in life. He discusses how the will of God resides in the depths of the human psyche, and shows that the search for meaning is synonymous with the quest for the will of God. Johnson claims that once God's will is sensed, one must trust that God will continue to give guidance, even in

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Popular author Ben Campbell Johnson writes about the human quest to find one's purpose in life. He discusses how the will of God resides in the depths of the human psyche, and shows that the search for meaning is synonymous with the quest for the will of God. Johnson claims that once God's will is sensed, one must trust that God will continue to give guidance, even in the midst of evil. He suggests that the individual may be helped in finding the will of God in and through the church as a community of discernment. For each chapter a series of reflection exercises is provided, along with a brief guide to the process of discernment.

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Library Journal
This is a thorough and sound discussion of the process of discerning God's will from the perspective of mainstream Protestant theology. Beginning with our search for meaning in life and with Trinitarian sources of revelation, the book then considers intuition, imagination, memory and personal history, action, the problem of evil, and the role of community in discernment. Its two appendixes, ``Reflection Exercises'' and ``An Abbreviated Exercise in Discernment,'' encourage applying the book's principles to one's own life. Helpful for both laity and clergy, the book is highly recommended for seminary and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931551021
Publisher:
Vital Faith Resources
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


Ben Campbell Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Christian Spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of a number of books, including Discerning God's Will and Speaking of God, both published by WJK.

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