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Kitty-Foth Regnerwww.HeavenWithoutHer.comAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 25, 2008Kitty-Foth Regnerwww.HeavenWithoutHer.comAge: 55-65Gender: femaleTim Challies amazingly thorough exploration of biblical discernment should be high on the reading list of every Christian who is concerned about what is true, and what is not who wants above all to know Gods truth in order to know His will and who wants His will to replace his own. We will find joy and peace not in following our own path, the author points out, but in allowing our minds to be so changed that our desires are the same as Gods. I believe this book can make a significant contribution to that process. I triple-starred many sections, but perhaps my favorite is the chapter entitled The Practice of Discernment. Here, Tim describes in compelling detail 17 steps for distinguishing between truth and error. He walks us through the process using an interesting example the seemingly benign premise that we need to forgive ourselves, endorsed in a contemporary Christian song called (surprise) Forgive Yourself as well as by every fan and proponent of the self-esteem movement. Ive already had the opportunity to apply his suggestions to a theological issue Ive been wrestling with for months. Guess what: They work! They actually broke the pattern of circular thinking Id fallen into over this particular issue, leading me to biblical truths that have restored my peace. The first line of a favorite hymn kept dancing through my head as I read: Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart. Id always thought the writer meant that he wanted the Lord to be all that he sees, and that may indeed be the case. But this book has given me a new spin on these words. As Tim writes, Our goal in discernment is to do just this: to see things through Gods eyes through the Bible and thus to see things as they really are. Im already finding that a little easier to do. Kitty Foth-RegnerAuthor of Heaven Without Her,co-author of Hip Ideas for Hyper Dogs