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Hearing God S Call

Author: Ben Campbell Johnson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802839619
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"God is still calling believers today, just as He did in earlier times, and God's empowering call extends to clergy and laity alike. ... this book will help anyone seeking to hear God's call with greater clarity and act on it with greater conviction" -- BACK JACKET.

The God Who Speaks

Author: Ben Campbell Johnson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802827548
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As Christians we believe that God speaks -- that God has spoken to people down through the centuries and still speaks to us today. But just how does God speak to us? Has his speech changed over time? And how do we bhearb the voice of God? In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson explores the subject of divine speech, highlighting its importance to faith and leading Christian believers into the practice of listening for Godbs voice in daily life. Johnson first explores the biblical foundations of divine communication, tracing the ways that God has spoken to humankind from the calling of Abraham, to the appearance of Jesus, to the continuing work of the Spirit in the early church. He then gleans important lessons about Godbs language from a wide range of Christian figures throughout history -- Polycarp, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Cvila, Henri Nouwen, and others. As this historical record shows, God communicates with us in a variety of ways. In exploring these different modes of bGodSpeech, b Johnson deftly guides readers into the practice of bintensive listening, b a way of posing issues to God and discerning his response. Numerous anecdotes illuminate Johnsonbs discussion, and each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion as well as suggestions for journaling. Johnson concludes the book by recounting a number of personal experiences that vividly illustrate the value of learning to listen to Godbs voice. At a time when many Christians hunger for a more personal, meaningful connection with God, this book shows readers how to discern divine language and forge a closer, richer relationship with bthe God who speaks.b

Courage And Calling

Author: Gordon T. Smith
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830874811
Size: 38.41 MB
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God has called you--first to himself, to know and follow him but also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call, to a defining purpose or mission in life, is often termed a vocation, from the Latin root meaning "calling." And while it has implications for your work or occupation, it also reaches wider. It includes your giftedness, your weakness, your life in community, what you do day to day. In this book, Gordon Smith invites you to discover your vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him. What is my calling? How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges? Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life? As I cope with competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced, ordered way of living? Where do I find the courage to follow God's call? Smith addresses these questions and many more, pointing the way in this book toward freedom--and toward emotional and spiritual maturity. If you long to hear and follow God's call to you, here is the book that can get you started.

Calling Clergy

Author: Elizabeth Rankin Geitz
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780898695434
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The author has extensive experience as deployment officer in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. This book includes guidelines for preparation of parish profile and the work of the calling committee. The web-based appendix includes sample letters, questionnaire templates, a calendar wizard for meeting and itinerary planning, interviewing tips, and prayers and brief liturgies for use by committee members.

Do God S Will

Author: DJ Love
ISBN: 1456603205
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Do God's Will explains the basics of Catholic teaching for the laity to understand. It delves into why the Church does what it does, where its practices come from and the rationale behind them. Then it presents the elements of living a spiritual life, which culminates with an in-depth understanding of the Crucifixion as the greatest act of love ever done. This book is useful for parents and teachers who wish to give children a solid foundation for a Christian life, as well as for teens and young adults to help them to understand why we do what we do. In addition, it is useful for anyone who is considering becoming a Catholic, or others who want a basic understanding of what the Church is and why it teaches what it does.