Surprised by God

Surprised by God

This book explores the deep and abiding human need for contemplation, for coming to terms with and standing in awe of the nature and character of the God revealed in the Scriptures.

Author: Chris E. W. Green

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532635663

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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This book explores the deep and abiding human need for contemplation, for coming to terms with and standing in awe of the nature and character of the God revealed in the Scriptures. When so much is wrong in the world, when our lives are troubled by so many threats, both real and imagined, we must learn to look to God and to see all things, including ourselves, in the light of who he is. A life of faithful contemplation begins to free us from the bad desires, false expectations, and corrupting illusions that bind us against our will and keep us from the fullness promised in the gospel.
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Surprised by God

Surprised by God

Chronicles a young woman's spiritual awakening and eventual path to the rabbinate, discussing how she integrated modern life with the discipline of traditional Judaism.

Author: Danya Ruttenberg

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807010685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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Chronicles a young woman's spiritual awakening and eventual path to the rabbinate, discussing how she integrated modern life with the discipline of traditional Judaism.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Surprised by God

Surprised by God

Offering a lens for reflection based on the unique way Jesus' parables surprise and invite listeners to collaborate in the kingdom of God, the book foregrounds the importance of honest spiritual reflection.

Author: Christina R Zaker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538143926

Category:

Page: 160

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Zaker introduces foundational elements of theological reflection including definitions and guidance through various methods. Offering a lens for reflection based on the unique way Jesus' parables surprise and invite listeners to collaborate in the kingdom of God, the book foregrounds the importance of honest spiritual reflection.
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Surprised by God

Surprised by God

Readers of the New Testament have long observed that Luke and Acts contain numerous scenes in which characters praise God.

Author: Kindalee Pfremmer De Long

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110221657

Category: Religion

Page: 331

View: 394

"Scholars have long noted the prevalence of praise of God in Luke-Acts. This monograph offers the first comprehensive analysis of this important feature of Luke's narrative. It focuses on twenty-six scenes in which praise occurs, studied in light of ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman discourse about praise of deity and in comparison with how praise appears in the narratives of Tobit and Joseph and Aseneth. The book argues that praise of God functions as a literary motif in all three narratives, serving to mark important moments in each plot, particularly in relation to the themes of healing, conversion, and revelation. In Luke-Acts specifically, the plot presents the long-expected visitation of God, which arrives in the person of Jesus, bringing glory to the people of Israel and revelation to the Gentiles. The motif of praise of God aligns closely with the plot's structure, communicating to the reader that varied (and often surprising) events in the story - such as healings in Luke and conversions in Acts - together comprise the plan of God. The praise motif thus demonstrates the author's efforts to combine disparate source material into carefully constructed historiography."--Publisher's website.
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Surprised by God

Surprised by God

This book offers the reader a greater intimacy with God, a greater sense of connection with Him which will lead to deeper levels of peace, love and joy they can experience in life in both good times and bad.

Author: Rich Blue

Publisher: Higherlife Development Service

ISBN: 0990757846

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 998

This book offers the reader a greater intimacy with God, a greater sense of connection with Him which will lead to deeper levels of peace, love and joy they can experience in life in both good times and bad. The ultimate benefit of reading this book will be the reader's belief that an abiding, personal, intimate, even emotional relationship with God is possible, a hunger to experience that and a pathway to pursue it.
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Surprised by God

Surprised by God

Author: Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub

ISBN: 1561794651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 852

Through this candid look at his personal life, Stephen Arterburn, co-founder of New Life Clinics, shares how the world's promises seduced him, and how God's redemptive grace saved him from the emptiness and despair that marked his life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Surprised by God

Surprised by God

This is biography with it's main focus in just the right place, told as it should be by a writer of whom Dale Ralph Davis said 'I am tempted to say that no one can dig up saints like Faith Cook!

Author: Faith Cook

Publisher: EP BOOKS

ISBN: 1783970081

Category: Christian life

Page: 192

View: 892

There is no change more radical in the life of any person than that which comes about when they come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Every part of their being is touched, and at the deepest level. In these thrilling accounts, Faith Cook takes individuals from the sixteenth to the twentieth century and tells the story of how they were each in their turn 'surprised by God.' These wonderful and well-told stories will warm your heart and give you cause for praising the God who seeks out sinners. This is biography with it's main focus in just the right place, told as it should be by a writer of whom Dale Ralph Davis said 'I am tempted to say that no one can dig up saints like Faith Cook!' Note: This title is a revised edition, formerly titled 'Lives Turned Upside Down'.
Categories: Christian life

Surprised by God

Surprised by God

Let me tell you about a God who can! He has, and He will!”—Susan D. SmithThis is the story of how God carried Susan through cancer to total remission. This is not a preachy self-help book or a tidy little novel.

Author: Susan D Smith

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475093063

Category:

Page: 222

View: 911

"Don't tell me about a God who can't. Let me tell you about a God who can! He has, and He will!" -Susan D. Smith This is the story of how God carried Susan through cancer to total remission. This is not a preachy self-help book or a tidy little novel. You are about to read the honest blogs of a regular believer who lived through some gut-wrenching tribulations. These journal entries reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly. Above it all, the unifying thread is the amazing grace and wonderful help of our great Savior and God-the Lord Jesus Christ. About the Author: Susan D. Smith is not only an accomplished professional woman (a well-educated corporate officer in high level management) but also she managed to balance her roles as wife and mother of two. Yet even as a dedicated person of faith, what she never saw coming was the highly effective killer known as pancreatic cancer. In the victory she now enjoys, she has realized it was not the cancer that surprised her; it was God! Buckle up for the ride.
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Surprised by the Power of the Spirit

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit

Written in popular style-with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience-this book is a vital resource for people on both sides of the debate about miraculous gifts.

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873914

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere’s life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his cherished arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and a lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Jack Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit’s speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in popular style-with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience-this book is a vital resource for people on both sides of the debate about miraculous gifts.
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Surprised by the Voice of God

Surprised by the Voice of God

Written in a popular style, with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience, this book explores: - The real reason Christians do not believe in miraculous gifts - Responding to Charismatic abuses - Were miracles meant to ...

Author: Jack S. Deere

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873921

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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If You Believe Miraculous Gifts Have Ceased, You’re in for a Big Surprise! What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere’s life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit’s speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in a popular style, with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience, this book explores: - The real reason Christians do not believe in miraculous gifts - Responding to Charismatic abuses - Were miracles meant to be temporary? - Why God still heals "‘Must’ reading for all Bible-believing Christians. I wish with all my heart I could place it in the hands of every conservative evangelical." - James Robison, Life Outreach International
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Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy

For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007332311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 142

For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Surprised by God

Surprised by God

We should not be surprised if an imp sits on our shoulder and whispers, "You can
't change God's mind. So why pray?" That assertion is frighteningly close to the
truth. Some of the words of the Bible almost say that. "For ever, O Lord, thy word
is ...

Author: James William Cox

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805422358

Category: Baptists

Page: 131

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Surprised by God

Surprised by God

Though neither book is intended to be exactly chronological , Slow Lane focused
on our earlier years in California while Surprised by God begins with our
departure for graduate school back east . If this is your first encounter with my
writing ...

Author: Stan Gaede

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0310586712

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 220

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A humorous, moving look at God's leading through the small things in life. Stan Gaede has found God's direction in odd places: while glued to the front window of a U-Haul truck; while listening to the complaints of an atheist friend; while lost in the embrace of a slobbering dog. In almost every case, God has come as a complete surprise in the midst of the ordinary events of life.
Categories: Spiritual life

Surprised by Worship

Surprised by Worship

Surprised by Worship is a book for all adults, regardless of age, who suspect they are missing much of the joy of the Christian life, being distracted by the pain, fear, and anxieties of life in the trenches.

Author: Travis Cottrell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780310330356

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Surprised by Worship is a book for all adults, regardless of age, who suspect they are missing much of the joy of the Christian life, being distracted by the pain, fear, and anxieties of life in the trenches. Building on an amazing introductory chapter written by Beth Moore---a blogger with 41,850 unique monthly visitors, Travis Cottrell explores biblical and modern-day examples of people who are experiencing life's travail, who bring greater meaning to their lives through spontaneous acts of worship. God's goodness is predictable. His mercy is dependable. His ability to work in every moment of our lives, leading us to Him, is unfailing. But often in those moments when we are distracted by great distress, we don't see or acknowledge God's presence and provision. It's at those times that worship can be our greatest resource, bringing us the hope, strength, even deliverance we so desperately need. It may be a startling headline on a web page, an unhappy email from a friend, a near miss on the freeway, or a scary diagnosis from the doctor. In every circumstance, God's voice can be heard, especially in those moments when we never expect it that worship is most meaningful.
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Surprised by Prayer

Surprised by Prayer

In a revealing look at prayer, Karen Barber shows how God answers your every prayer in surprising and unexpected ways - all the time!

Author: Karen Barber

Publisher:

ISBN: 0786260572

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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In a revealing look at prayer, Karen Barber shows how God answers your every prayer in surprising and unexpected ways - all the time! Seeing those answers is a skill that can be learned and improved. The stirring real-life stories presented here will help you develop the creativity, sensitivity, curiosity, and patience required to recognize the answer God gives you - not simply the answer you expect.
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Surprised by Grief and God

Surprised by Grief and God

But they are also about how, in and through that grief, God surprised Michelle with Himself. The book is enriched by responses from Spiritual Director Tracey-Ann Van Brenk.

Author: Michelle Strutzenberger

Publisher:

ISBN: 171493893X

Category:

Page:

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In 1996, while 21-year-old twins Maria and Michelle Teigrob were travelling with their parents to Belize, Central America, where their father had been asked to pastor a church, Maria was killed in a car accident. In April, 2020, Michelle's book, Surprised by Grief and God: A Twinless Twin's Stories, was released. Her stories are about how grief surprised her with its wreckage and darkness. But they are also about how, in and through that grief, God surprised Michelle with Himself. The book is enriched by responses from Spiritual Director Tracey-Ann Van Brenk.
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Surprised by Grace

Surprised by Grace

In studying the book of Jonah, Tchividjian highlights the unexpected compassion and relentless grace of God, showing how this truth impacts how we view ourselves and those around us. Now available in paperback.

Author: Tullian Tchividjian

Publisher:

ISBN: 143354136X

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In studying the book of Jonah, Tchividjian highlights the unexpected compassion and relentless grace of God, showing how this truth impacts how we view ourselves and those around us. Now available in paperback.
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Surprised by Love

Surprised by Love

Author: Elizabeth Viera Talbot

Publisher: Pacific PressPub Assn

ISBN: 0816324247

Category: Religion

Page: 95

View: 636

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He Knows Your Name

He Knows Your Name

According to Cottrell, God's goodness is predictable.

Author: Travis Cottrell

Publisher: Worthy Books

ISBN: 9781617952494

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 313

According to Cottrell, God's goodness is predictable. His mercy is dependable. His ability to work in every moment of every reader's life, leading them to Him, is unfailing. But often in those moments, even the most devout are distracted by great distress, failing to see or acknowledge God's presence and provision. Cottrell reminds readers that God is the hope, strength and deliverance we desperately need. In every circumstance, especially those moments when we least expect it, God's voice can be heard and his presence discerned.
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Surprised by Jesus Again

Surprised by Jesus Again

As Byassee says, God himself is Jewish, Catholic, and Pentecostal—so much larger than our own little corner on the truth—and this book offers readers a refreshingly enhanced vision of the Bible and of Jesus himself.

Author: Jason Byassee

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467456524

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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A bold, historical, robust approach to reading Scripture and encountering Jesus anew No one expects to be surprised. Yet biblical interpretation can do exactly that. Christians expect to see Jesus as they read the Bible, but when and how Jesus actually speaks through Scripture can still surprise us! Drawing on the early church’s theological giants—Origen, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and more from the historical cloud of witnesses—author Jason Byassee models how we can recover ancient Christians’ multiple ways of reading the Bible to our benefit. As Byassee says, God himself is Jewish, Catholic, and Pentecostal—so much larger than our own little corner on the truth—and this book offers readers a refreshingly enhanced vision of the Bible and of Jesus himself.
Categories: Religion