Living into the Answers
A Workbook for Personal Spiritual DiscernmentValerie K. Isenhower, Judith A. Todd • April 2008
What do I do now?!
Face life's "forks in the road" and write your own future—fearlessly. Be guided to your own wisdom within the context of the always-present divine voice. Living into the Answers teaches a way to ask for and receive God's guidance as you approach an issue or choice.
"Large or small, the decisions of life point toward particular paths," write Isenhower and Todd. "Paying attention to the process of discerning God's desire for our life starts us on a journey that leads to abundant life. …It opens us to a larger number of life choices and to a more interactive relationship with God who calls us for future possibilities."
Discernment isn't magic. It isn't passive. Discernment isn't a complicated mystical practice. Rather, it's a process of listening and choosing based on the understanding that God is to be at the center of decision making. The authors explain how to live in a way that satisfies the yearning for a deeper connection with the spiritual.
There may not always be one "right" answer because there's no shortcut to knowing which job to take, house to buy or relationship to pursue. But we don't have to make these decisions alone. As people of faith, we know every aspect of our lives is important to God, who created us for a purpose.
Living into the Answers is an inspiring and practical personal workbook that
- introduces tools and practices that invite God in as we consider priorities and alternatives
- guides us to create prayerfully considered options
- helps us live with the confidence that God will use our choices to invite us into a deeper and more fruitful relationship
With Isenhower and Todd as your guides, you'll learn how to make every decision an opportunity for living in God's presence more deeply.
Judith A. Todd is program director for Water in the Desert Ministries. She received her undergraduate education from Hastings College and University of New Mexico. Todd earned an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, and MA in Hebrew Bible and a PhD in Biblical Studies from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. A former seminary lecturer and associate professor, she now leads retreats in spiritual formation and biblical interpretation. Todd is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: April 2008
Trim Size: 7.3125 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 128
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Personal Growth
— Rick Bennett Director of Congregational Life Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
— Ben Campbell Johnson Author, GodSpeech: Putting Divine Disclosure into Human Words
— Chuck Olsen Founder, Worshipful-Work: Center for Transforming Religious Leadership