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Decision Making by the Book: How to Choose Wisely in an Age of Options
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2002
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Christians sometimes seek guidance from God in ways that are dangerously close to divination. We want to know God's will on a matter, but the technique we use to try to determine His will may be essentially a technique of divination. This book points out the dangers and also gives a Biblical perspective of decision-making that is based on wisdom rather that mysticism.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2009
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Robinson does a good job of structuring the order of his topics in this book to emphasize the availability of each form of God's instruction for discernment. Inside this order, he also weaves in a strong thread of the role of our own free will in decision making. Importantly, he sets a framework for asking questions the right way, to be proactive in seeking wise choices. A great read for small groups.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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"Decision Making By The Book" by Haddon Robinson is a good guide for the person who wants to know how to make wise decisions.

Robinson addresses the following factors when making decisions:

1. The Bible - much of God's revealed will is already written in the Bible. Use the Bible as your main source.
2. Motivated by love - is your motive for a particular decision out of love for God and others, just yourself?
3. Knowing your strengths - assess what your strengths and weaknesses are when evaluating alternatives.
4. Seeking godly counsel - seek of the wisdom of those who have been down the same path you are. Learn from the mistakes of others.
5. Place of revelation - while God may reveal something to you supernaturally, be care of making "revelations" more important than God's Word.

While Robinson does make allowances for #2-#5 above, the Bible is to be our main source of wisdom and guidance for making a decision. We can trust God that He will not lead us to do something that contradicts His Word or nature.

Great book that can be read in a couple of sittings. Also good for small groups.

Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2010
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This book helps cut through the "spookie" maze that is sometimes put up by some who overspiritualize EVERYTHING. Many times, I see how one can get "stuck" by obsessing about seeking and being in God's perfect will for one's life, and other times making important decisions by connecting dots that don't really connect. I think this book offers some guidance on balancing your thinking in order to stay focused and make decisions based on a firm, biblical foundation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2012
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Dr. Robinson wrote a small book that helps everyday Christians practice their faith in an environment of professional "God-Hearers." He explains the confidence they can have that they are in or searching for the will of God without needing to find, manufacture or misrepresent some "special" message from their own Creator. He makes the point that God does not love best those who claim to hear Him most or most directly. Robinson does not make it easy, he makes it simple.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2014
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This book is great for anyone that struggles with making decisions in life. Sometimes I can be indecisiveness if I have many options and other times I can be so confident in one decision over another. But why?. This book has helped lay a more firm foundation to make small and be decisions in my life and it also provided great quotes, scripture references and conviction that has pointed me toward a better path
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2013
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Haddon does an excellent job sharing, "How to make good decisions." Many times Christians can get caught up asking the question, "What is God's will?" which is passive and not proactive. He really brings into perspective how we can make 'good' decisions for our lives. If you are facing a big decision I highly recommend this book. It is a quick read but very effective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2014
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The approach outlined in this book is very reasonable, sound, and applicable to all people. I highly recommend it to all believers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2013
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I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Robinson teach this series on decision making. I was thrilled to learn that he wrote this book. The message of this book was literally life changing for me.
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on January 6, 2012
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With all of the decisions we make each day and with our desire to please God in those choices, this book provides a biblical approach to good decision making by a trusted author.

This book will help you to understand the following and so much more:
how prone we are to use unbiblical methods to make decisions,
how a faulty view of God's will and God's sovereignty puts undo stress on us when we face decisions,
how the Scriptures provide clear, simple steps for good decision making (i.e. prayer, searching the Scriptures, seeking wise counsel, etc.)

I had a few drawbacks, namely, that the author dealt much more with the objective and less with the subjective aspect of decision making. However, over all, I enjoyed this book and plan to reread it again soon.

Matt Ellis
Brooksville, Florida
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