ReadersMagnet Review recommends these five remarkable works about spiritual discernment. Among the books is The Spiritual Discernment Guide by Dr. Ronald T. Tyler.
Sacred Compass by J. Brent Hill
Sacred Compass by J. Brent Hill is an inspiring book that features a refreshing approach to living a God-centered life. Hill, inspired by the serene beauty of the Quaker path invites readers to acknowledge God’s gracious presence and allowing it to guide them in making the right decisions in life. Sacred Compass promises to help readers chart their own spiritual course that will bring them closer to God and closer to a healthy and fulfilled life.
“Sacred Compass is the perfect companion for those seeking to follow God in the way of Jesus in the midst of the realities of 21st-century life. Brent Bill graciously and passionately opens the pathway of the spiritual practice of discernment for the novice and deepens the possibilities for the well experienced. This book will serve as a revelation for many and well could be the start of a revolution for a new generation Christians.” (excerpt from book description)
The Spiritual Discernment Guide by Dr. Ronald Tyler
The Spiritual Discernment Guide by Dr. Ronald T. Tyler is a thought-provoking book that challenges our predisposition about religious ideals. It opens us to the realities of false teachings, apostasy, and the network of deceptions all around us. The book is a product of Dr. Ronald T. Tyler’s years of research and experience with various belief systems. Tyler encourages and guides readers in identifying these false teachings that threaten to undermine our faith. Published in 2014, The Spiritual Discernment Guide provides valuable insights, lessons, and warnings for bible scholars and those who wish to know and understand more about faith and religious institutions.
Pursuing God’s Will Together by R. Barton
Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups by Ruth Haley Barton is a wonderful guide for discussion groups that features a new way of experiencing community and listening to God together. In her book, Barton emphasized the importance of community discernment and direction. The book acknowledges the renewed interest in spiritual disciplines for some time, but at the same the points out that there are only a few guides on how to effectively practice them in a community. Pursuing God’s Will Together is a valuable book for all Christian leaders in the communities as well as for those who want to understand deeper the value of being a part of a community that is pursuing a more healthy relationship with God.
Weeds Among the Wheat by Thomas H. Green
More than 30 years since it was first published, Thomas H. Green’s Weeds Among the Wheat continue to provide wisdom and enlightenment on the subject of spiritual discernment. Weeds Among the Wheat features simple and concise explanations on many subjects that Christians want to discuss. Over the years, Father Green’s insights have proven to be valuable discussion guides and a powerful tool in improving the spiritual relationship with God and others. Practical and relevant, Weeds Among the Wheat is a truly remarkable book.
Spiritual Direction 101 by Teresa Blythe
Teresa Blythe is the Director of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona. In 2018, Blythe published her book Spiritual Direction 101: The Basics of Spiritual Guidance. Blythe’s book provides readers important information, tools, stories, and instructions for spiritual leaders and directors so they can create awareness for people who need spiritual guidance. As an experienced spiritual director herself, Blythe writes with so much detail and influence that the book Spiritual Direction 101 is truly a valuable piece to have for spiritual leaders to further harness their capabilities in steering people into the right direction of spiritual discernment.