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The Will of God as a Way of Life: How to Make Every Decision with Peace and Confidence [Paperback]

By Jerry L. Sittser (Author)
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Offers the liberating view that it is always possible to live out God's perfect will, regardless of the decisions we have already made. Original

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Practical help for understanding and following God's will for your life 'God has a plan for our lives, ' but what does that mean in practical terms? How do we know God's will for important life decisions, like who to marry, what job to take, what church to join? How can we be free if God has a perfect plan for us? Does suffering mean we are off track? How exactly does God speak? Author Jerry Sittser explores these questions and offers a biblically based approach that is truly liberating. No matter what decisions we've already made, he points out that it is still possible to live out God's perfect will---even if we think we've married the wrong person, chosen the wrong career, or landed in some kind of serious trouble. This new edition includes study questions designed to help individuals or groups who are faced with decisions---large or small

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   253
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2004
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0310259630  
ISBN13  9780310259633  
UPC  025986259631  

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More About Jerry L. Sittser

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jerry Sittser is Professor and Chair of Theology at Whitworth University. He holds a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a doctorate in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including A Grace Disguised and The Will of God as a Way of Life. Married to Patricia, he is the father of three children and two step-children, all grown.

Spanish Language Biography: Gerald L. Sittser es profesor de religion y filosofia en Whitworth College en Spokane, Washington. Ostenta un titulo de maestro en divinidades obtenido en el Seminario Teologico Fuller y un doctorado en historia de la Universidad de Chicago. Es escritor de muchos libros incluyendo. Cuando Dios No Contesta tu Oracion. Y La Voluntad de Dios Como una Salida de la Vida.

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A Must Read For Every Christian  Mar 8, 2007
I could hardly put this book down.It will change your way of thinking about God's will and is very applicable to life's challenges and backed up with scripture. Life changing!
great  Aug 21, 2006
we liked this book so much we are going to use it in our sunday school class
Doctrine by experience  Aug 5, 2006
This book was a disappointment. From the enthusiastic reviews, it seemed this book had a handle on the subject. I gave up after reading half way through. Although he does make the point that God is more concerned in how you live your life rather than what you actually do (should I be a doctor or a lawyer, should I move to this city or that?), the author still settles into the same old line in making Godly choices--talk to friends, watch for open doors, etc. The Open Door concept is interesting in its anti-Biblical theme--you stop moving in one direction when the going gets tough. The author explains how he made decisions and then proceeds to give reasons for the decisions. This is "doctrine by experience" rather than true Biblical teaching.

This author never gives a real Biblical basis for decision making, throwing in a verse here and there for seasoning, but never giving a scriptural foundation for determining God's will. Instead, he is over-infatuated with early and medieval Christian writers, giving more space to their quotes than the Bible. I learned nothing new.

For a life-changing study on this subject, read "Decision Making and the Will of God" by Garry Friesen. Not only will it give you a better Biblical understanding of God's will for your life and making choices in general, it is a good lesson on how to interpret the Bible.
Very much needed in today's culture  Oct 26, 2005
We live in an age where people are fascinated with the future. They can't get enough of what will happen tomorrow, where they'll live, who they'll marry. It's a culture of promised security, where we have confidence that in the days to come we will be significantly well-off, attractive, and liked. Anyone who can give an indication of how or what that future will look like is treated as a god, is flocked to and paid thousands of dollars for even the most insignificant pithy prospect of tomorrow's good wishes.

Even outside of horoscopes and psychic hotlines, this is a problem in Christian circles as well. With the traditional understanding of a God who both knows the future and has a specific, intentional place for each one to end up, the thought of twisting his arm to tell us how it's going to happen is strangely alluring and addictive. People rushing up to altars in a moment of need: "Pastor, do you have a word for me? What am I supposed to do? What if I mess things up and God is hopelessly upset with the life I choose?"

To that and more comes this great book. I won't add to what has already been said, but I would highly recommend it. As a campus pastor, I see so many students who are completely confused and frustrated when you seriously start talking about the will of God in their lives. I wish I could buy this book for each of them.
Wisdom  Sep 30, 2005
Sittser puts the Will of God where it should be, in understandable terms, as a tangible, attainable state. This is somewhat groundbreaking in theory, and yet it's not rocket-science. I like what he says here and agree with it. His approach is one of those that makes you say, "I knew that, but I never acted like I knew that." or "That makes so much sense, why didn't I see it as clearly before?"
I highly recommend this for anyone seeking to find and live the will of God in their lives.

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