Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

What Does God Want? Paperback – March 1, 1996


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$165.27 $2.20
Year-End%20Deals%20in%20Books
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN) (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879735848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879735845
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Very well written.
Marcus W
Overall, I feel much more ready to make decisions than I ever have.
Hope
This book has become important in my decision making strategy.
Matt Rudmann

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 17, 2001
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Ever been faced with a difficult or heart wrenching decision? Have you ever felt that God doesn't seem to be communicating His will to you even though you're trying as hard as you know how, to figure out what it is? This little book offers a process of discernment that is invaluable. The nine chapters offer guidance in the form of questions that you ask yourself and reflect on when you are in the process of making a decision. The text is enlivened by little anecdotes of real people who had to make decisions that sometimes, were not very clearcut. Using the steps in this book, I have been able to see how God has communicated with me throughout my life. It has increased my trust in His concern and love for me and my family. Following the steps in this book will help you be at peace with your decisions and will eliminate impulse as a factor in the choices you make. I highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Hope on January 23, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Decisions great and small started becoming grueling ordeals in my life, to the consternation of my friends, family, and hubby. It seemed I wanted God to be more of a factor in my decision-making processes, but wasn't sure how to do this beyond just praying repeatedly for wisdom. However, this book breaks down the decision-making process from a faith-based perspective and offers the wisdom of the author's experienced observations (he used to do spiritual direction) on how God communicates to us His will in our decision making through our feelings, signs, circumstances, prayer, etc. I've xeroxed the workbook-type exercises in here too and regularly run all of my major life decisions through them. Overall, I feel much more ready to make decisions than I ever have.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is easy and enjoyable to read but also thought provoking and helpful. Fr. Scanlon offers practical advice and helpful examples in discerning God's will in your life. This inexpensive little book is a valuable resource.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kwb on September 3, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Though this book was written by a priest the spiritual concepts and discernment are applicable to any Judeo-Christian based faith. I have given this book to Jewish as well as Catholic friends. According to Father Scanlan there are 5 steps of discernment (I paraphrase):

consistency with God's laws

conversion - does it bring you closer to or further away from God

confirmation - external

confirmation - internal

consistency with things God has placed in your path in the past

This is a wonderful practical guide.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By FrKent on September 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
I keep having to order more copies of this book because I keep giving it away to people who are trying to make major life decisions. I really like its deeply spiritual yet down-to-earth practical approach. It is user-friendly in that it can be read in short installments, pondering over the excellent questions raised by each section. It encourages true discernment about one's life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Weber on June 8, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have found this book to be personally useful and inspirational as a gift to others. I regularly give it out as graduation gifts in the hopes that young people will include God as they make their important life decisions. EVERYONE can benefit from this book to lead a fuller, successful, happier life. Fr. Scanlon implemented these practices throughout his life and is almost single-handedly responsible for turning Franciscan University into the faith-filled place it is today.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cal on February 19, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Insightful book from a Christian point of view as to how we can live our lives or God. Making difficult life choices while considering Gods will for us. It is a great simple book to read or incorporate into a book club. The vendor mailed it to me right Away. Excellent vendor!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews