The Life God Wants You to Have: Discovering the Divine Plan When Human Plans Fail

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Dispensing candid, practical, and ever-faithful advice, this fully revised and updated resource provides individuals and families with clear tips and strategies for finding God’s direction when life takes unforeseen turns. With his familiar, assured voice, acclaimed counselor Dr. Gregory Popcak shares the real-life accounts of Christians who endured devastating financial, emotional, and professional setbacks in framing his F.A.I.T.H.-based, systematic plan for surviving hard times and returning to the light. With...

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Overview

Dispensing candid, practical, and ever-faithful advice, this fully revised and updated resource provides individuals and families with clear tips and strategies for finding God’s direction when life takes unforeseen turns. With his familiar, assured voice, acclaimed counselor Dr. Gregory Popcak shares the real-life accounts of Christians who endured devastating financial, emotional, and professional setbacks in framing his F.A.I.T.H.-based, systematic plan for surviving hard times and returning to the light. With quizzes, directed reflection, and inspiring case studies, Christians and faith-seekers alike will learn how F.A.I.T.H.—Following the rules for healthy discernment, Acting even when in doubt, Investigating the causes of anxiety, Taking others into account, and Holding on through adversity—is the means toward hearing God’s voice once again.

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"The perfect battle plan for winning the personal spiritual war that we all face at some point in our lives. It will help you discover greater meaning and purpose in your life. If you are struggling, it will lead you step by step out of the darkness and into the glorious light of Christ."  Matt Pinto, coauthor, Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer

"Greg Popcak is a wise and solid doctor of the heart who draws on both the riches of Christ and the many practical tools available through modern psychology to help us with our struggles."  Mark P. Shea, author, Making Sense of Scripture

"Offers readers sound, faith-centered, practical guidance on how to discern God's will amid the pain of unfulfilled dreams and expectations. Popcak helps us to realistically confront disappointment, carefully listen to God's workings in our lives, and out of it all—find hope."  —Amy Welborn, author, A Catholic Woman's Book of Days

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824526962
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 683,830
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory K. Popcak, PhD, is a leading author of Christian counseling books, including Holy Sex! and How to Find True Love. He is the cohost of "More to Life" on the Ave Maria Radio Network and the founder of Pastoral Solutions Institute, a provider of Catholic counseling services worldwide. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting Started

1 "When I Grow Up ..." 3

2 You Have to Start with Yourself 23

Meaningfulness Quiz 30

Intimacy Quiz 40

Virtue Quiz 50

Part 2 Walking in EA.LT.H.

3 Follow the Rules for Healthy Discernment 61

4 Act, Even When You Doubt 78

5 Investigate the Causes of Your Anxiety 96

6 Take Others into Account 122

7 Hold On Through Adversity 143

Part 3 Further Steps

8 Conclusion — Moving from Suffering to Surrender 167

9 Epilogue: Finding Strength in Community 194

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