Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life
Many times, its easy to discern a good choice from a bad one. But when neither option is bad or wrong, how does one know which path to choose? While most of us would prefer the proverbial handwriting on the wall to show us the way, that kind of unmistakable message from God is rare. But according to Cowells book, thats OK. We dont need it. In fact, instead of trying to guess what Gods will is, she writes, we should instead focus on discerning His way. When we know Gods way, well be better able to choose our own. Direction is not a Ouija board which will magically point you to your next move. It equips the reader with the right questions, the right tools to evaluate the possibilities on his or her own. Cowell also wisely devotes a chapter to Obstacles to Hearing from God. Drawing on personal experiences, real-life stories from others, the Word of God and the wisdom of classic theologians, Cowell explores decision-making at a fundamental level. I found her insights to be thoroughly based in Scripture and very balanced.Cowell adds even more value to her already solid book by including several helpful appendices and group study questions for each chapter, making this well-suited for small group or individual use, and appropriate for every stage of life.
October 14, 2009
If youve ever felt that you made the decision that was Gods Will, and then your life fell apart, you need to read this book. Using her own journey through disappointing jobs, and examples of others who felt they missed Gods will, Cheri offers a view of Gods will that takes away the guilt and wondering. It challenges the stereotype of Gods will being a rigid plan, and replaces it with a view of His loving sovereignty. Cheris six-step discernment process, along with her emphasis on spiritual disciplines (summarized in appendices) make this a useful book for personal and group study.
November 12, 2008
This was a very interesting book on how have discernment in making decisions for your life. It was different than most books on God's will and the process the author reveals is very thought provoking and it made a lot of sense to me. I have some decision coming up and while I'm not ready to make those decisions yet, this book is helping me with the process. I'm going to keep this one in my library so I can refresh memory as more important life choices come my way! I highly recommend it.
March 9, 2008
This is one of, if not, the best inspirational book I have ever read, it puts into perspective, how God intends for us to commune with him. How he desires for us to return to the creatures he created us to be, before the fall of Adam and Eve. I have had the influence of the Nazarene Doctrine, in my life since birth, and never have I heard the areas covered in this book, described so easy to understand. If you read this and apply any of it to your own life, you will certainly become closer to being one with Him.
December 15, 2007