Item description for In Step with God: Understanding His Ways and Plans for Your Life by Charles F. Stanley...
Overview New York Times Best-selling author Dr. Charles Stanley teaches readers how to trust the unchangeable character of God and shows them how it can change their lives.
All the decisions we make are based on countless details, assumptions, and beliefs. "Should I take the job?" she asks. "Should our family move to another state?" he wonders. Then we survey the facts and circumstances and draw our conclusions. In Step With God encourages and challenges readers to approach life and its decisions from a new angle: by knowing and considering God's character. If we know who God is and what He is up to, we will already be many steps toward His answer and plan for our lives.
In Step With God answers questions like:
Is now the right time to make this big decision?
What does God have for my future?
Will God show up for me?
Why am I in this difficult situation?
What is God like? Can I trust Him? Does He know me and can He help me tackle the challenges I face?
There is a good chance you do not know God the way He desires and certainly not the way He knows you. Most people know a little something about Him, but their knowledge of who He is and how He works stops just past the point of an initial introduction.
Why is it so important to know the One who knows all about you? The answer is simple: when you come to a point where you understand His ways, your life takes on new meaning. You stop looking at old problems and feeling defeat, fear, and anxiety. Suddenly, you realize that the Person who gave you life and breath is also the One who has set an amazing course for your life to follow.
In Step with God offers steps that lead not only to a deeply personal relationship with Jesus Christ but also provides the insight you need to live each day. In a simple, clear way Dr. Charles Stanley, one of America's most loved and trusted pastors, encourages and challenges you to approach life and its decisions-both big and small-by first knowing and considering God's character. Inside you will learn how to
gain greater intimacy with God
understand how He uses trials to build you up
learn the signs of God's goodness in day-to-day life
cling more firmly to His love and forgiveness
discover God's relentless commitment to your well being.
"The nearer I draw to the Lord," writes Dr. Stanley, "the more I will know about Him-His love for me and His good plans and desires for my life. Plus, the more intimate I become with God, the better I understand His ways, and this understanding leads to a deeper longing to know God better. I learn how to discern His will not only for my life but also for the situations I encounter."
From Publishers Weekly Stanley is a bestselling author and popular speaker, but discerning readers will find nothing new in his latest effort. As pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta and head of In Touch Ministries, Stanley takes the pulse of Christian readers, asking "Would you like to know God and also know that you are walking in step with His will and plan for your life?" He says most likely the answer is yes, although many may not know how. The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention provides some obvious answers, such as "discovering God's ways . . . is a doorway to knowing His will and plan;" "there should be a warmth burning inside us that reminds us of His intimate care;" and "He is moved to action when He sees our faith in Him growing." Stanley uses ready biblical examples, including Moses, Joshua, Noah and Abraham, and the book falls short of anything strikingly fresh. Yet Christiansnew and lifetimewill find a useful, easy-to-read guide to the basics of understanding God's ways and plans. (Sept. 30 ) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.88" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1400200911 ISBN13 9781400200917
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More About Charles F. Stanley
Dr. Charles Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than thirty-five books, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies. He has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1971 and has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Charles F. Stanley currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. Charles F. Stanley was born in 1932.
Reviews - What do customers think about In Step With God (OP)?
In Step With God Jan 8, 2010
In my humble opinion, "In Step With God" is one of Dr. Stanley's best books so far. I thought some of his other titles were great, but this one is definitely one of his best.
Among the points covered include:
1. Until we learn to abide in Christ, we will make poor decisions. 2. If God has given you a specific promise, you can be assured He will fulfill it in His way and time. 3. The devil will do anything to keep you from experiencing God's goodness. 4. There is no easy way through the suffering God calls us to face. 5. God will answer you if you truly want to know His will about a particular situation. 6. Until God's timing is right, He will either open the door, motivate you to move ahead, or give you the wisdom to make the right decision. 7. There are times when God simply wants us to stop, be still, rest in His care, wait for His timing, and trust Him to work on our behalf. 8. We can reach our maximum potential by understanding that God's love for us is eternal and unconditional. 9. Often the smallest decisions bring about the greatest consequences. 10. 4 steps in living obediently to God.
These are just a few of the many great points Dr. Stanley mentions in his book. Since the title is part of our home library, I have made several notes on the inside front cover and will often refer to the book when seeking God's counsel and wisdom (of course, after I have already spent time readin God's Word and praying!).
If this title is available at your local church or public library, check it out! I also recommend the book as part of your personal library.
Read, enjoy, and be encouraged and challenged. Highly recommended!
Great book! Dec 12, 2009
Dr. Stanley did it again! The book is very well written, thought provoking and truly life changing. I have given several copies away and others have gotten so much out of it as well. This is not a quick read as you want to pray and meditate fairly often. A wonderful book!
stay in step May 24, 2009
I like the book, although for me, it was difficult to stay with and keep focused. A bit too wordy for me, but he's got the right idea. It's a good book and by the reviews, it seems a lot of people liked it. There are somethings in the book that are great and keep you in step with God, but there is a lot of other stuff in between added, that got me distracted from the main idea. I would recommend reading the book and underlining or highlighting important areas to you and then reviewing the book after you've finished reading. I think that is the best way to get the most out of this book.
In Step with God May 1, 2009
I've been struggling with a lot of differnts things. This book, In step with God has helped to open my eyes and see a lot of things that couldn't see on my own. I would buy one for everyone on the planet and have them read it if I could. God Bless you all!
God Will Speak To You Jan 4, 2009
I was convinced that Charles Stanley could never write a book more powerful for one's faith in God than he did through "The Source of My Strength"- I was wrong. "In Step With God" is a book that you will need to read over and over again in order to grab hold of the fantastic truths that will transform your life and increase your faith in our sovereign and loving God.
The thing that I love most about Charles Stanley is that he walks with God AND He writes his books! It is sad to see so many who succumb to hiring ghost writers to compile their sermons and somewhat organize them in a book. It is evident through Charles Stanley's books that He first sits down with God and then sits down to write. It is truly a great blessing to all who follow his teachings.
"In Step With God" is what everyone needs in order to get their priorities straight and their faith focused. You'll not only feel the heart of Charles Stanley pouring out to you, but the heart of God as well. This book was written for the well established believer as well as the lost soul who is begging for help and answers. As we all struggle for answers to our daily struggles, Charles Stanley takes us deeper into God's plans and purposes and prepares our hearts for God to show up when we least expect Him. Charles Stanley fills the pages with wisdom for your everyday life by using Scripture to show the work of God in the lives of His people in Biblical days. The hand of God cannot be denied and you cannot help but find yourself in one of their shoes at some point; as a result, you find yourself with great hope and peace as you realize that God is with you always.
I can assure you, that if you will apply the principles that are laid out in "In Step With God," you will find yourself walking more closely with God than you ever imagined and your life will never be the same. Don't miss out on this fantastic message from God- I am confident you will hear His voice speak to you through it!