Item description for Unraveling the Mystery of the Motivational Gifts by Rick Walston...
Overview The first thing that you must learn about spiritual gifts is that you have one. You may not realize it, but you function in your gift daily. God has equipped each member of the Body of Christ with a special ability to do his will. This "special ability" is called a spiritual gift. Many readers of this book will feel a sense of discovery of who they are in Christ. They will discover their spiritual gifts for the first time, and they will learn how to move forward in the ministry that God has entrusted to them.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.32" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.89" Weight: 1.17 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591602300 ISBN13 9781591602309
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Great Counseling Text, believe it or not Feb 19, 2006
I am a marriage and family therapist with a background in Bible and theology (MDiv), as well as in social science. As a Christian counselor, I use the concept of personality theory in my counseling on a regular basis. "Unraveling the Mystery of the Motivational Gifts" gives the solidly biblical and Christian base for proper personality theory. Walston points out that we all have our God-given personalities and he goes on to show what the Bible has to say about them. These personalities are our giftedness; they are how we are "hard-wired" to view our world and interact with it the way that we do. Always biblical, Walston goes to great lengths to show the biblical support for the Motivational Gifts theory. His approach to this topic is both biblical and scientifically astute; yet, like his other book, "Something Happened on the Way to Happily Ever After: A Biblical View of Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage" (which I also reviewed), he writes with a flare of ease in which he makes the sublime easy to comprehend. Next, Walston gives a Gifts Indicator in the book so any person can truly discover his or her personal giftedness. Finally, there are study questions for each chapter which makes this book valuable as a group study guide. I have now read two of Rick Walston's books, and, I look forward to reading some of his others.
MUST READ FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN SPIRITUAL GIFTING Sep 26, 2004
This book should be mandatory reading for anyone involved in helping Christians learn about their spiritual gifting. Likewise, it seems to me that Christian counselors should consider Dr. Walston's theory and incorporate it into their practice. The author does a masterful job of evaluating and defining the motivational gifts from a practical, as well as a biblical perspective. The text includes an easy-to-use series of questions for self evaluation. Another helpful addition to the book is that a series of study questions has been added for each chapter at the end of the book. The material is handled in a scholarly fashion, but never in a heavy-handed manner. The positions taken by the author are presented with solid documentation, but never suggesting that he holds the only answers. The theory is presented with confident assurance backed by careful research, but lacking any hint of arrogance. Perhaps as students of Christian counseling become acquainted with this text, the theory will be further developed and more voices will join with Dr. Walston. It would be a great service to the Church if the Body of Christ became better equipped to function with the wondrous gifts that God has provided for His precious sons and daughters.
I Discovered My Gifts Sep 8, 2004
I had never been introduced to this way of seeing the gifts before, and I was delighted by Dr. Walston's explanation of these gifts of the Spirit and how they are our personality types. For the first time I really have a handle on what my personality gifts are.
A Great Personal & Pastoral Resource Mar 18, 2004
Dr. Rick Walston turns his attention to the spiritual gifts in this practical and readable manual designed to aid the Christian in discrening their gifts. Filled with Biblical examples and some good footnotes, this volume is designed for real world usage, not just casual reading. The inventory lets the reader apply Walston's methods to discern their spiritual gifts and then have the courage to look for ways to put these gifts to work.
This volume would make a wonderful gift, especially to church members who are trying to find their role in the church. It is a book that is equally applicable to new Christians as well as believers with a lot of mileage on their knees. This work is much better than the vocational discernment tools I was given by my denomination (United Methodist).
Highly recommended. Don't buy less than one copy, you'll want to share this gem!
"Finally, A Book of Insight without the Shame." Apr 7, 2003
Ric Walston's approach to the "Motivational Gifts" found in Romans 12 is a delightful, and valuable resource for pastors, leaders, and laypeople alike.
He presents his approach well, and backs it up with tremendous direction to guide Christians to understanding and utilizing the gifts God has graciously given to every person. And his approach to accepting others and their giftedness, while not projecting our own upon them, is a valuable lesson we all need to learn.
This book, will help every Christian naturally fulfill "the will of God" in their everyday service to the Church. Offering their bodies as a living sacrifice which is their spiritual act of worship.