Individual spiritual discernment: Receiving, testing, and implementing leading from a higher power

by Jerry Knutson

Other authorsCarol Holmes (Editor), Mary Helgesen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, 2017



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CP 443 c1


Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Publications, 2017.




This pamphlet presents – in a kind of how-to format – methods for receiving individual spiritual guidance; testing the guidance using methods that give both reliable and ambiguous results; and implementing the guidance. The pamphlet concludes with suggestions on using spiritual disciplines to build a better relationship with a Higher Power. Discussion questions included. -- Publisher's description.

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This is a useful pamphlet on an important topic. Knutson acknowledges how difficult it can be to discern true guidance of the Spirit from the urges of ego, compulsion, expectations, or super-ego. Then he writes a how-to guide on spiritual discernment, with methods for seeking guidance and for
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testing it, and examples.
This is a practical guide; also see PHPs 404, 383, 305, and 264 for a broader deeper and still practical treatment of discernment.
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