Hearing God's Call: Ways of Discernment for Laity and Clergy (2020)

Hearing God's Call: Ways of Discernment for Laity and Clergy Ben Campbell Johnson Hearing God s Call Ways of Discernment for Laity and Clergy How can one discern if a calling truly is from God How can one be alert to the fact that one call is ending and another is beginning In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson gives inspiring exper
  • Title: Hearing God's Call: Ways of Discernment for Laity and Clergy
  • Author: Ben Campbell Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780802839619
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
Hearing God's Call: Ways of Discernment for Laity and Clergy Ben Campbell Johnson How can one discern if a calling truly is from God How can one be alert to the fact that one call is ending and another is beginning In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson gives inspiring, experience based advice on these and other questions concerning the call of God.Johnson begins by relating several stories of both laypersons and clergy who have experienced God How can one discern if a calling truly is from God How can one be alert to the fact that one call is ending and another is beginning In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson gives inspiring, experience based advice on these and other questions concerning the call of God.Johnson begins by relating several stories of both laypersons and clergy who have experienced God s call He does so in order to underscore two significant points God is still calling believers today, just as he did in earlier times, and God s empowering call extends to clergy and laity alike In the rest of the book Johnson explores various aspects of the call, offering spiritually wise observations on how best to discern and respond to the voice of God.Although Hearing God s Call is about a serious spiritual subject, Johnson never discusses it in a vague or nebulous fashion but always anchors it in instructive particulars He uses numerous relevant anecdotes to illustrate his principal points, and he provides a thoughtful series of discernment exercises at the end of each chapter The book concludes with an appendix that examines prominent biblical figures who experienced God s call, including Peter, Paul, John the Baptist, and Mary, the mother of Jesus.Filled with rich spiritual insights, many inspirational stories, and much practical advice, this book will help anyone seeking to hear God s call with greater clarity and act on it with greater conviction.
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  1. Charles Kennedy

    Ben Campbell Johnson taught at a Presbyterian seminary for many years I find his books to have a gentleness that is very welcoming I have an earlier edition of this book and another book of his called Finding God s Will.It has been many years since I have read this book It is time for me to go back and read it again.He discusses how we need to read scripture and pray meditate on it There is , but it has been a long time since I read it and it will repay you with the exercises he has with each ch [...]

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