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Desiring God's Will: Aligning Our Hearts with the Heart of God (The Spiritual Journey) by [David G. Benner, Thomas H. Green]

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Starred Review. Discovering God's will is much more than simply making right choices regarding such events as marriage or career. According to psychologist and spiritual director Benner, surrendering to God's will is choosing God over self in all areas of life. It is willingness instead of willfulness. In this short book, veteran spirituality writer Benner takes a close look at willfulness in the forms of discipline and rigidity, then contrasts those with the freedom that comes with knowing God's love. That love, he says, is the basis for our surrender to God. With that surrender comes desire, and with that desire a willingness to make God, not self, the center of life. Benner admits to his struggles with willfulness, including God's plan for him to write this book instead of the one Benner planned, but he also describes the spiritual transformation he desires and sometimes fully achieves. He quotes often from the spiritual leaders of the past, a refreshing change from some modern authors who reduce God's will to "sin avoidance." His discussion of consolation, the name given by St. Ignatius for the feeling that we are aligned with God, and desolation, the feeling of being far from God, is an interesting and valuable addition to the book.
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* Explores how we can be willing and able to do what God asks of us

* Shows how to align our hearts and desires with God

* Promises liberation from the "kingdom of self"

* Opens up a path to spiritual health, joyful life and true freedom

* Written by a psychologist and spiritual director

* Draws on classic Christian spiritual writers

* Includes exercises and questions for personal reflection

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B016LEOZ4K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ IVP Books; Expanded edition (September 23, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 23, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4749 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 145 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Dr. David G. Benner is an internationally known depth psychologist, author, lecturer and cartographer of the human spirit and soul. He is also the Founding Director and Senior Mentor/Teacher of Cascadia Living Wisdom. The underlying passion of his life has been the understanding and pursuit of transformation - not merely healing or even growth, but the unfolding of the self associated with a journey of awakening. He can be found online at www.cascadialivingwisdom.com

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