The Will of God

Finding and Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life



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0.56 (in)
Size (HxW):
7.25 x 4.75 (in)
Publication date:
October 29, 2012
7 oz
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Religious Ed

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God created us for a purpose. Each one of us is unique, but each one has a destiny of eternal happiness. We reach this destiny by freely embracing the will of the God who made us, as it is manifested to us in the circumstances of our daily life.

This book provides the modern reader with guidance on how to reach intimacy with God and happiness with him forever by bringing one's life into conformity with his will. The book consults many sources-the Bible, the teachings of the Church, and the lives of the saints-and in all three the formula is the same: Obey God in all things.

In discerning the will of God, there are many questions to consider: What is the relationship between human freedom and divine Providence? What good can result from sin and suffering? What is a vocation, and how does a person hear this calling from God? These questions are considered in chapters divided according to the verses of Psalm 119, which praise God's commands as expressions of his will.

All the saints of the Church have this in common: They sought to discover the Creator's will for them and then tried to accomplish it to the best of their ability and according to the grace they received from God. The task of all of us is to do likewise.

Study Guides are constructed to aid the reader of ICE classics to achieve a level of critical and literary appreciation befitting the works themselves. They give introductions and summaries, followed up with in-depth considerations of key critical moments and themes, plus lists of “points to ponder” while reading. Finally, they include questions to test the students’ knowledge of the text and ability to go from that knowledge to wider or higher conclusions about the works and their relation to reality. Ideally suited for students themselves and as a guide for teachers, the ICE Study Guides serve as a complement to the treasures of critical appreciation already included in ICE titles.

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Editorial Reviews

"Bringing a lifetime of experience in prayerful discernment and sound theology, Father Baker shows what is meant by God's will, how it is known, and why embracing it is the key to our holiness. These short chapters are meant to guide the Christian zealous enough to seek out God's own desires, yet humble enough to follow them." 
- Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., Editor, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

"Father Baker helps us to discover God's will and, what is even more, important how to live God's will! He uses the Holy Scriptures,the teaching of the Church and the saints to help us become holy and transformed into the saints that God created us to be. Read this book and discover what God wants you to do!"
- Fr. Larry Richards, Author, Be a Man!

"Father Baker has long been known as a sound and wise guide both to the Bible and to the teachings of the Church. In this book, he relates the most important themes pertaining to the faith-such as love, suffering, sanctity, sin, grace, providence, and even the Old and New Testaments-to the imperative of St. Ignatius of Loyola that we must always strive to know God's will and perfectly fulfill it." 
- Kenneth Whitehead, Author, One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic



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