How Then Should We Choose?: Three Views on God's Will and Decision Making

Overview

The three-views approach is an effective and succinct means of introducing theological subjects to readers of all levels. How Then Should We Choose? applies this proven format to the vital topic of decision making and the Christian's search for the will of God. Garry Friesen of Multnomah Bible College, Henry and Richard Blackaby of Blackaby Ministries International, and Gordon T. Smith of Regent College each contribute summaries of their perspectives on God's will and their approaches to decision making. Friesen ...

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Overview

The three-views approach is an effective and succinct means of introducing theological subjects to readers of all levels. How Then Should We Choose? applies this proven format to the vital topic of decision making and the Christian's search for the will of God. Garry Friesen of Multnomah Bible College, Henry and Richard Blackaby of Blackaby Ministries International, and Gordon T. Smith of Regent College each contribute summaries of their perspectives on God's will and their approaches to decision making. Friesen discusses the “wisdom” view, Henry and Richard Blackaby delineate the “specific will” view, and Smith champions the “relationship” view of God's will. In an effort to make this discussion reader friendly, the contributors have applied their beliefs regarding God's will and decision making to three practical, concrete topics: career, relationships, and stewardship. Using three hypothetical stories, the authors illustrate how their respective views would influence decisions in these common areas of concern.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825428982
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Pages: 269
  • Sales rank: 1,323,042
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor Douglas S. Huffman is professor and chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Northwestern College in Minnesota. He is the coeditor of God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God.

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Table of Contents

Preface: How Then Should We Choose? 7

Contributors 11

Introduction: Searching for the Will of God Douglas S. Huffman 13

Chapter 1 Discerning God's Will

The Specific- Will View Henry Richard Blackaby 33

A Wisdom View Response to the Specific-Will View Garry Friesen 85

A Relationship View Response to the Specific-Will View Gordon T. Smith 94

Chapter 2 Walking In Wisdom

The Wisdom View Garry Friesen 101

Specific-Will View Response to the Wisdom View Richard Henry Blackaby 159

A Relationship View Response to the Wisdom View Gordeon T. Smith 168

Chapter 3 Learning To Listen

The Relationship View Gordon T. Smith 175

A Specific-Will View Response to the Relationship View Richard Henry Blackaby 217

A Wisdom View Response to the Relationship View Garry Friesen 226

Conclusion I Still Have Decisions to Make! Douglas S. Huffman 235

A Categorized Bibliography: God's Will and Guidance Douglas S. Huffman 249

Scripture Index 257

Subject Index 265

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