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The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision-Making [NOOK Book]

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We all make decisions constantly?some with careful reflection, some without much thought. But what if we understood these decisions, minor as well as major, as matters of faithful Christian living? In this helpful and encouraging book, Elizabeth Liebert introduces the practice of discernment and guides readers through the process of faithful decision making. Following the way of discernment means becoming increasingly able to notice where God is at work in the world and in one's own life?and becoming increasingly...

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The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision-Making

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Overview

We all make decisions constantly—some with careful reflection, some without much thought. But what if we understood these decisions, minor as well as major, as matters of faithful Christian living? In this helpful and encouraging book, Elizabeth Liebert introduces the practice of discernment and guides readers through the process of faithful decision making. Following the way of discernment means becoming increasingly able to notice where God is at work in the world and in one's own life—and becoming increasingly generous with one's own life in response. After briefly exploring the Christian tradition of discernment, Liebert then turns to practical steps and exercises that will help readers as they seek God's call in the midst of their decisions, allowing readers to internalize some of these practices and incorporate them into their daily lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611640106
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 668,694
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Liebert is Dean of the Seminary, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Spiritual Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. She is the author of many books on spirituality.

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Table of Contents


Practices     v
Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
An Invitation to Christian Discernment
Discernment: What Is It?     3
The Foundations of Discernment     23
The Practice of Discernment in Decision Making
Focusing the Matter for Discernment     41
Memory's Guidance     55
Intuition's Knowing     67
Body's Awareness     79
Imagination's Insight     95
Reason's Considerations     109
The Power of Religious Affections     121
Nature's Perspective     133
Confirming One's Tentative Decision     145
Notes     159
Index of Scripture Citations     169
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