Discernment: Seeking God in Any Situation

Discernment: Seeking God in Any Situation

by Chris Arida


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Discernment: Seeking God in Any Situation by Chris Arida

According to the author, "The goal of discernment is to find God, and in finding God, to know God's will.... "Knowing the unknowable, or the hidden answer, has little to do with discernment. Rather than being a magic system which unveils God's plan, it is the concrete process of entering the Father's life by living the life of the Risen Lord. More than asking God to enter us, we—through a life of discernment—enter God's life through Jesus, the One who is truly and totally alive in the Father.... "Discernment therefore, is surprisingly practical. It is the recognition of God's voice and call spoken here and now in the ordinary everyday experience of our humanity, rather than in the esoteric, god-talk whispered in our ear during some transcendental moment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781878718884
Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

The Goal13
How to Read This Book15
Chapter 1Tool #1: The Biblical View17
Prayer Exercise23
Chapter 2Tool #2: An Explicit Attitude and Atmosphere of Faith27
Prayer Exercise37
Chapter 3Tool #3: Personal Anamnesis40
Prayer Exercise44
Chapter 4Tool #4: Obedience46
Prayer Exercise58
Chapter 5Preparation for Decision-Making61
Prayer Exercise71
A Contemporary Meditation on the Two Standards73
Chapter 6The Process81
Prayer Exercise91
Meditation Poem92
Chapter 7Checking Inner Attitudes93
Three Types of Humility96
Meditation Poem98
Chapter 8Day by Day100

What People are Saying About This

Robert E. Lauder

This is a book to cherish. It should be read slowly and prayerfully. Then it can be re-read again and again providing special nourishment for those who take their spiritual journey seriously.

Nancy Kellar

. . . a spiritual road map for decision-making in the Spirit. It provides inspiration to desire to follow God as well as simple, sensible and direct guidance to assist the seeker to follow God�s will in their everyday life. (SC, Director, Charisministry, International Teaching Ministry)

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