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Decision Making and the Will of God (Revised 2004) : A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View - Garry Friesen

Decision Making and the Will of God (Revised 2004)

A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View

Paperback Published: 15th August 2004
ISBN: 9781590522059
Number Of Pages: 526

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Does God Have a Perfect Will for Your Life?

Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Can you be absolutely certain of God’s specific will for your life? In this expanded twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his highly acclaimed work, Garry Friesen examines the prevalent view on God’s will today and provides a sound biblical alternative to the traditional teaching of how God guides us. This new edition includes these helpful resources:

   • Study guide for small groups
   • Responses to Frequently Asked Questions
   • Guide to painless Scripture memorization

Friesen tackles the very practical issues of choosing a mate, picking a career, and giving in this fresh and liberating approach to decision making and the will of God.

Story Behind the Book

Most Christians have been taught how to find God’s will, yet many are still unsure whether they’ve found it. God does guide His people, but the question is, “How does He guide?” After “putting out a fleece” to decide which college to attend, Garry Friesen began pondering why it was so hard to find God’s will when he had so sincerely sought it. Was he the only one who did not have 100 percent clarity for every decision? Then a new possibility struck—perhaps his understanding of the nature of God’s will was biblically deficient. Maybe there was a better way to understand HOW God guides.

Foreword to the First Editionp. 6
Foreword to the Revised Editionp. 8
Acknowledgmentsp. 10
Introduction--Is It Worth Another Look?p. 11
You Have Heard It Said: The Traditional View Presented
On Marriage and Missionsp. 21
The Traditional View: An Outlinep. 27
The Case of the Missing Dot: The Traditional View Critiqued
Does God Have Three Wills?p. 39
Does Scripture Teach the Dot?p. 54
More Doubts About the Dotp. 79
Impressions Are Impressionsp. 89
The Leading of the Holy Spiritp. 99
The Way of Wisdom: The Wisdom View Explained
Your Word Is Truthp. 115
God-Given Freedom (and Responsibility) to Choosep. 137
Wisdom for Decision Makingp. 158
More Wisdom for Decision Makingp. 174
God...the Only Sovereignp. 187
God's Sovereign Will and Decision Makingp. 201
Guidance: A Biblical Modelp. 220
Special Guidance and Decision Makingp. 233
Making a Good Thing Betterp. 244
A New Way of Seeingp. 256
Practicing the Presencep. 270
Deciding the Big Ones: The Wisdom View Applied
Singleness, Marriage, and Wisdomp. 289
Marriage and Wisdomp. 300
The Ministry and Wisdomp. 317
Missions and Wisdomp. 331
Vocation, Education, and Wisdomp. 342
Giving and Wisdomp. 355
Wisdom When Christians Differp. 374
Weaker Brothers, Pharisees, and Servantsp. 395
Conclusionp. 420
Review of Books on Finding God's Willp. 424
Painless Scripture Memoryp. 469
Guidelines for Bible Marathonsp. 473
Index of Frequently Asked Questionsp. 478
Scripture Indexp. 481
Study Guidep. 494
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ISBN: 9781590522059
ISBN-10: 1590522052
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 15th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 25
Edition Type: Revised