Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Can you be absolutely sure you've found God's individual will for your life? Garry Friesen examines the traditional view of God's will, then sets forth a different view that more accurately reflects biblical teaching. Practical issues such as choosing a mate, picking a career, giving of one's resources, and areas of disagreement between Christians are explored in depth, giving you a new approach to knowing the will of God. Taking into account the critiques and questions raised since this book was first published in 1980, this revised edition further clarifies Friesen's position, offers additional biblical support, and answers the most frequently asked questions.
Does God Have a Perfect Will for Your Life?
Does God have a perfect will for each Christian? Can you be absolutely certain of Gods specific will for your life? In this expanded twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his highly acclaimed work, Garry Friesen examines the prevalent view on Gods 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 Gods will, yet many are still unsure whether theyve 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 Gods 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 struckperhaps his understanding of the nature of Gods will was biblically deficient. Maybe there was a better way to understand HOW God guides.
Garry Friesen, ThM, ThD, is a member of the Bible faculty at Multnomah Bible College , where he has taught since 1976. Dr. Friesen holds a bachelors degree from John Brown University and a masters degree and doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Portland , Oregon , where he enjoys hosting Bible reading marathons and collecting C. S. Lewis memorabilia.
J. Robin Maxson
J. Robin Maxson, ThM, is senior pastor of United Evangelical Free Church in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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