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Jim Briggs5 Stars Out Of 5January 22, 2005Jim BriggsThis book is most relevant for all Christians who believe that the Bible truly is an accurate account of communication from the true and living God to all of humanity. The topic is quite important and very relevant in day-to-day living. I believe that this book is the very best one ever written on the topic of "the will of God". The author, Garry Friesen, has written with an irenic spirit regarding those people who have a differing view. I had read the original edition over 20 years ago. Although that book was excellent, this one is even better. Friesen gives a detailed, clear and thorough refutation of the "perfect or individual will of God" theory. He says that the origin of this theory dates back only to about the year 1875. He then carefully analyzes the relevant passages of Scripture, and bases his general principles of the wisdom view directly upon them.A very useful 45-page appendix gives book reviews of 15 books written on this topic. One of the books reviewed is the popular "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby. The "critiques" given by Friesen further added to my previously-held conviction that the principles taught in Blackaby's book are in contradiction to the true teachings of Scripture. Throughout "Decision Making and the Will of God", there are various charts and diagrams which are quite helpful to remember the basic principles. The beneficial footnotes, which give further information of detailed discussions, exemplify the depth and breadth of the author's analysis of this topic. A lengthy Scripture index is provided. A study guide gives helpful insights about how to use this book as the basis for a group study. The book is long. However, for every Christian who sincerely desires to lead a life that is pleasing to God, this book is the very best one to use in order to learn the principles about how to make wise decisions.