God, Choices, and Guidance: A Theology for a Modern Civilization by Rick L. SamplesGod, Choices, and Guidance: A Theology for a Modern Civilization by Rick L. Samples

God, Choices, and Guidance: A Theology for a Modern Civilization

byRick L. Samples

Paperback | January 17, 2016

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In the book God, Choices and Guidance: A Theology for a Modern Civilization, Rev. Rick L. Samples examines how the church of the past and the spiritual movement of present day clash. Through his poignant real life stories, Rev. Samples discusses different religious beliefs and concepts that help guide the reader to a new understanding of God’s interactions within our world. Through his experience as a medical chaplain, Rev. Samples brings the reader into the world of his chronically and terminally ill patients. These interactions help the reader understand how and why life can suddenly spin out of control and how God can help them through difficult times. Rev. Samples, through his conversational style of writing, offers a simple way to connect with God for those who feel that they no longer have a place to turn for help. Rev. Samples presents thought-provoking new ways to develop and deepen a personal relationship with the Divine for non-believers and believers alike. The book introduces a spiritual guide to God for those who have lost faith in formal religion.

Finally, a process theology book that is both thoughtful and practical. God Choices and Guidance:  A Theology for a Modern Civilization is written in a manner that makes it accessible to everyone, not just theologians.

I love how Rev. Samples uses stories from his own ministry to illustrate complex concepts. The book draws a post -modern map that connects the 21st century individual to the eternal divine. This book has helped me in my practice of chaplaincy by giving me a new “handle” in which to hold the suffering I witness everyday.

Rev. Jennifer Taylor Winterfeld

Chaplain at Memorial Hospital   

Reverend Rick L. Samples is a 2007 graduate from the Claremont School of Theology and holds a Master of Divinity. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2012. Rev. Samples has been a medical chaplain for the past ten years, and is trained in Clinical Pastoral Education. He received his level II CPE certificate at Sharp Memo...
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Title:God, Choices, and Guidance: A Theology for a Modern CivilizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.24 inPublished:January 17, 2016Publisher:Rick L. SamplesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944788166

ISBN - 13:9781944788162

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1Searching For a New Way to Understand God 5Understanding God's Presence in Our Lives 23Choices: The Formation and Foundation 37Understanding our Choices 47Choices and Consequences: How Our Decisions Affect Our Lives 53Choices: The Effects On Those Around Us 67The Choices We Make 77Guidance: God Within Our Choices 79Guidance: The Process of Our Decisions 85Guidance: Understanding God's Counsel 91Guidance: Groups and Prayer 101Guidance: Hearing the Still Small Voice 105A Partnership With God: Listening to the Still Small Voice 113

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Finally, a process theology book that is both thoughtful and practical. God Choices and Guidance: A Theology for a Modern Civilization is written in a manner that makes it accessible to everyone, not just theologians.I love how Rev. Samples uses stories from his own ministry to illustrate complex concepts. The book draws a post -modern map that connects the 21st century individual to the eternal divine. This book has helped me in my practice of chaplaincy by giving me a new "handle" in which to hold the suffering I witness everyday.Rev. Jennifer Taylor Winterfeld Chaplain at Memorial Hospital