Discerning God's Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church


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by Danny Morris, Charles Olsen. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

This resource is the result of a United Methodist and a Presbyterian minister collaborating together and drawing from Quaker and Ignatian Catholic practices. The result is a classic book on discernment for any congregation. “The step-by-step approach can be used to help any size group learn a new way to make decisions--a way that is interactive, spiritual, and rooted in faith practices and community.” The book is straightforward and basic, while still profound in its content. It was born not only from each authors years of involvement in congregational work-Morris as staff with the Upper Room and Olsen as a Presbyterian minister-it also was born from years of field testing and offering the content in seminar formats. The result is this edited and updated version of Discerning God’s Will Together that answers the why, who, how and where of discernment and includes several instructive metaphors to explain the process. Groups and teams from local congregations of any Christian faith tradition-perhaps any faith tradition-will find this book very instructive and helpful to read and discuss together.

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