Here is a strong challenge to authentic Christian commitment, with an abundance of pastoral advice.
In recent years the subject of how to find God's guidance has become controversial. Some say that God does not have a specific plan for the lives of his people, but allows us to please ourselves. Others say God's will is known by dreams, visions, and 'words of knowledge'. By contrast with these sadly unbiblical ideas, this book presents the time-honoured, scriptural view that Christians must seek God's will in all the major decisions of life, such as career, marriage, location, and church. Six essential steps are traced from the Bible, and principles are given on additional practical issues such as possessions and leisure activities; ambition and wealth; joining or leaving a church.
About the Author
Dr Peter Masters has been Minister of the Metropolitan Tabernacle ('Spurgeon's) in central London since 1970, and has authored many books. His weekly television and radio sermons are aired in the UK, and in the USA.
This book argues for the old evangelical view that God leads his people in the major issues of life. The author, who has been pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London for nearly 40 years explains why it is much to be regretted that this old path, like so many, has been largely abandoned, even by many so-called reformed pastors and churches.
In this context the book provides something of a renaissance or reformation of sound theology. It is just what the post-modern individualistic (ie selfish) modern man does not want to hear! Nevertheless, for those with ears to hear, this book should make all readers more committed to submitting themselves to the Word of God.
Dr Masters' pastoral experience and wisdom is evident throughout. The chapter on courting and marriage is exemplary as is the counsel on what churches to leave and what once to (almost!) never leave.
Here is help for all sincere Christians who desire to examine themselves to see if they are serving the Lord with all their heart. --English Churchman