Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Finding and Following God's Will - Book Review

I read and reviewed this book in 2005. This book has twelve chapters, Bible Study and reflection questions for individual and group use. The author has an MBA in finance and a doctorate in educational leadership. The author teaches seminars on prayer, spirituality and finding meaning and purpose in life. Going Deeper Bible Study and Reflection Questions Chapter 3: What Can The Bible Tell Me Today? Key: The Bible is still our sovereign for discovering God's will. Learn to use tools for Bible Study such as Topical Bibles, Concordances, Chain References and Commentaries. Read the Bible in small pieces, giving yourself time to digest its messages. Chapter 5: Was That God or Just a Dream? Key: Test signs against Scripture and circumstances. Yet trust that God may be drawing you closer. Consider what the following verses tell us about being guided directly by God ... I Kings 19:11-13; John 16:13; John 14:16-17. Chapter 11: How Can I Plan If My Future is In God's Hands? Key: Living Within God's will means looking for God, listening for God, talking with God, all without ceasing. Consider memorizing Jeremiah 29:11 as a source of hope in uncertainty. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." .... Jane A.G. Kise