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What is God asking of me? How do I know if this is really of God and not simply my imagination? Should I follow my head or my heart?
Discerning God's will is an ongoing process – not a static, one-time decision. Albert Haase, OFM, scholar of Christian spirituality and spiritual mentor to hundreds of people, reminds you that your ordinary life is the megaphone through which God communicates to you and to the world.
Fr. Haase is known for offering clear, practical spiritual advice. This book is short, concise, practical, and written with real life examples and reflection questions, making the ancient practice of discernment appealing and understandable.
"Albert Haase OFM reminds us that each of us is called to speak an ever deepening yes to God with our lives. The text centers around the most basic questions of the spiritual life: what are we living for, what keeps us from being fully alive? Haase offers a faithful and faith-filled reflection on both the simplicity and the complexity of Christian discernment and discipleship." — Most Reverend Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon
"SAYING YES 'scratches where we itch.' Albert Haase, OFM has provided a blueprint and road map for discovering all the places, all the spaces and all the faces through which God speaks to us. Down-to-earth spirituality at its best!" — Most Reverend Fernand J. Cheri, III, OFM, Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
"Saying Yes—the title alone conveys what a positive, life-giving, soul-feeding approach to discernment this book is. Albert Haase's advice herein for coming to know the will of God for our lives is both invitational and life-changing. Read this important book—you will be encouraged and better for it!" —J. Brent Bill, author of Life Lessons from A Bad Quaker
"Albert Haase sets out the Christian practice of discernment as a way of continually saying "yes" to God's dreams for each of us, our communities, and the world." —Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM
"Discerning God's will is a complex task. Father Haase writes concise, practical advice for daily spiritual guidance and the development of an ongoing relationship with God."—U.S. Catholic, April 2016
Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase, OFM is a popular parish mission preacher, teacher, spiritual director, and radio show guest. Formerly a missionary to mainland China, he is the author of nine books on popular spirituality and presenter on four bestselling DVDs (by Paraclete Press). He has trained spiritual directors for ten years. Visit his website at www.AlbertOFM.org.