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The Soul of Discernment: A Spiritual Practice for Communities and Institutions

By Elizabeth Liebert

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (August 24, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $20.00


The Soul of Discernment provides concrete steps for groups of people who work together and need to make important decisions: church sessions, nonprofit hiring committees, etc. Liebert calls this process the Social Discernment Cycle, a process for seeking God’s call in a particular situation. “It is called ‘social’ because it deals primarily with human communities in their social-structural, rather than interpersonal aspects,” Liebert explains. “It is a cycle because one completed round of discernment prepares for the next. The Social Discernment Cycle is particularly apt for any discernment that involves a structure, system, or institution.”

This book helps groups work through this cycle to answer the question, “How is God leading us, individually or together, to act in this particular moment in our organization?”