I'd Say Yes, God If I Knew What You Wanted

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Spiritual Discernment

Nancy C. Reeves

224 PP | 6" x 9"
Paper
ISBN: 978-1-896836-46-1

"What do you want from me, God?" If you've ever struggled with this question, but haven't found a way to answer it, then this book is for you. Real-life stories from 75 men and women open up a world of spiritual discernment practices inviting you to find one that works for you. Easy to read, yet rich with information, this book draws on faith traditions as diverse as Baha'I, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh, and Sufi.

Stories from every day people living everyday lives are interspersed with biographical accounts from C.S. Lewis, Albert Schweitzer, Shoghi Effendi, Mahatma Ghandi, Matsuo Basho, Thomas Merton, and Mother Teresa. Over 40 discernment concepts and methods are illustrated including prayer, worship, pilgrimage, labyrinth, Enneagram, I Ching, pendulum, angels, the medicine wheel, and the use of sacred texts. Suitable for individual use, this book lends itself to group settings such as workshops or retreats.

Nancy C. Reeves, Author

Dr. Nancy Reeves is a psychologist, psychotherapist, spiritual director, best-selling author, award-winning columnist, and published poet. She is director and psychotherapist in the Island Loss Clinic, adjunct faculty at the University of Victoria, and has conducted numerous lectures and workshops in 9 countries. Nancy has published over 60 articles in professional journals and general interest magazines. She is the recipient of the Victoria WM/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her work with children and adults.

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Media Reviews

Grania Litwin, Times Colonist

The book is not only easy to read and fascinating, but draws upon a diversity of faith traditions – including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikh and Sufi – and while searching it.

Joan Lawrence, Island Tides

The Many Faces of God

The book offers a comprehensive overview for the soul-searching currently going on in our world. Synchronicity and attuned listening is at the heart of this process.

The book offers divine diversity which can be learned as needed – no restricting concepts here; rather a spirit of dependability and acceptance. An abundance of avenues along the spiritual path invite and even insist upon careful consideration.

Similarly, the methods section describes a list of spiritual process to embrace the sacred. From scripture to labyrinths, an infinite variety of paths are identified, reassuring the sojourner that traditional worship is not the only route to God.

Sarah Harvey, Times Colonist

Reeves wrote I’d Say Yes for people who are seeking answers to spiritual questions, but not necessarily within a specific tradition. Most people she talks to “don’t want to hitch up with a religion and will tell them what to do” yet they are open to learning from many traditions...

Reeves gives voice to many different faiths in I’d Say Yes, using stories people have told her or that she has read to form the backbone of her book.

Arnold Ranneris, The Rare Bird

This is a helpful book for personal reflection, taking on a retreat, sharing with a friend, or in a study group.

Recommend it for all congregational libraries.