Encounters with Jesus

Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions
Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594633533
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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The best-selling author of The Prodigal God explores Jesus' perspectives on life's biggest questions as they might have been observed by those who met Him personally, arguing that people do not have to embrace blind faith or willful ignorance in order to explore the deep realities of God's purposes. 75,000 first printing.

God Stories

Inspiring Encounters with the Divine
Author: Jennifer Skiff
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307382699
Category: Religion
Page: 276
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An inspirational compendium of life-altering experiences from people from every walk of life compiles more than one hundred real-life stories of people's encounters with the power of the divine in breakthrough moments in their lives. Reprint.

Encountering the Goodness of God

90 Daily Devotions
Author: Bill Johnson
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768414873
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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The Lord is Good! In the midst of life's trials and circumstances, there is a timeless source of peace you can always draw joy from: “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8) Prepare your heart for a daily devotional that draws you into 90 rich encounters with a good God. Each entry begins with a relevant Scripture followed by a powerful insight from Pastor Bill Johnson on experiencing God’s goodness. Each day, you are invited into new depths of closeness with the Father, encountering His goodness as a living reality. When you taste God’s goodness, everything you see will be impacted. Find daily rest, peace, and encouragement, no matter what your circumstances may be.

God Encounters

The Propehtic Power of the Supernatural to Change Your Life
Author: Michal Ann Goll,James W. Goll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781459631588
Page: 328
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Enjoy a new depth of fellowship with God as you find yourself enjoying a new and refreshing intimacy with your Lord; an intimacy that brings the most powerful deliverance and healing in your life.

Jesus Talked to Me Today

True Stories of Children's Encounters with Angels, Miracles, and God
Author: N.A
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441229302
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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A Heartwarming Story Collection of Children's Encounters with God, Angels, and Miracles Children have a special place in Jesus' heart. He said they are the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, and their angels continually see the face of God. Perhaps that's why children seem to be more receptive to supernatural experiences than adults. This new collection reveals how God works in the lives of these precious little ones. It contains the touching true stories of children who have heard Jesus speak, encountered angels, and experienced miracles. We could all use more childlike faith, and these stories "from the mouths of babes" will encourage readers to be open to hear from the Lord in a fresh, sweet, and pure way.

Fresh Encounter

God's Pattern for Spiritual Awakening
Author: Henry T. Blackaby,Richard Blackaby,Claude V. King
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805447806
Category: Religion
Page: 321
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Revised with nearly half of its material newly written, Fresh Encounter by the authors of Experiencing God helps readers understand how God brings spiritual revival to individuals and the church.

Back to the Well

Women's Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels
Author: Frances Taylor Gench
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664227159
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Exploring six Gospel texts in which women encounter Jesus, Gench encourages readers to view these stories anew through the eyes of contemporary biblical scholarship.

Face to Face with God

Get Ready for a Life-Changing Encounter with God
Author: Bill Johnson
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629981869
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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This expanded edition of Bill Johnson's popular book has questions for reflection and a prayer at the end of each chapter. This new material will encourage the reader to take what he has read and apply it in his own life. Bill Johnson pastors a church where supernatural encounters with God happen regularly, miracles are common, and the congregation has an infectious passion for spiritual growth. How does he do it? It's simp≤ he makes experiencing a deep, intimate relationship with God a priority for himself and the rest of his congregation. In Face to Face With God Bill Johnson helps you pursue God for greater measures of His presence in your own life, sharing the principles he has learned as well as real-life stories from his church and ministry. You will learn: How to "set up an ambush" for God rather than just waiting on God What it means to enter "the favor of His face" and how it changes history How to deal with distractions that enter the mind during prayer/meditation time The reward of keeping your eyes on the "Blesser" while reaching for His blessings What happens when God speaks directly as a result of obedience How to move beyond the spiritual plateaus to ride the coming wave of revival

Scripture Yoga

21 Bible Lessons for Christian Yoga Classes
Author: Susan Neal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997763607
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 212
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This book assists Christian yoga instructors and students in creating a Christian atmosphere for their classes. Choose from twenty-one lessons, each is a mini Bible study that will deepen the participants' walk with God. Each lesson contains a Scripture theme designed to facilitate meditation on God's Word. The Scripture verses are arranged progressively to facilitate an understanding of each Bible study topic. The Bible lessons will enhance the spiritual depth of your yoga class, and make it appropriate and desirable for Christian participants. Check your poses with photographs of over 60 yoga postures taken on the sugar white sands of the Emerald Coast of Florida. A detailed description of each pose is provided with full page photographs so postures are easily seen and replicated. "Scripture Yoga is a useful tool for teachers and students of Christian Yoga, written by an experienced instructor. Specific Bible verses are suggested, along with clear instructions, and beautiful photographs illustrating each pose. It is quite clear that users will discover their bodies as 'temples of the Holy Spirit' (1 Corinthians 6:15) under Susan Neal's wise tutelage." -THE REVERAND NANCY ROTH, author of Invitation to Christian Yoga

Six Encounters with Lincoln

A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons
Author: Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670025909
Category: Presidents
Page: 480
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Explores the psychology, character, and leadership of the sixteenth president as evidenced by six encounters with his constituents, from an awkward meeting with Army officers on the eve of the Civil War to a White House conversation with a fierce abolitionist.

Give Me 40 Days

An Invitation for an Encounter with God
Author: Freeda Bowers
Publisher: Bridge Logos Foundation
ISBN: 9780882708560
Category: Religion
Page: 209
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Give Me 40 Days is a timeless and practical devotional to help you put everything in your life (marriage, children, finances, fears, hopes and dreams) into a daily connection with Jesus. This book will teach and convince you why above all prayer is more important.


Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161408
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God. From the Hardcover edition.

Face-to-face Appearances of Jesus

The Ultimate Intimacy
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768496799
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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YOU can experience Jesus face-to-face! Many amazing face-to-face visitations from Jesus Himself are intimately detailed by author David E. Taylor in this beautifully woven true and continuing love story about his conversion and life journey with Jesus. Actual conversations with Jesus are included as well as descriptions of Christ s personality, intentions, mannerisms, clothing, and passions as witnessed in face-to-face appearances. You, too, can develop a face-to-face relationship with Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and God the Father. This book provides you with proven practical principles and concepts to seek and find a beyond personal spiritual relationship.

Worship Matters (Foreword by Paul Baloche)

Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God
Author: Bob Kauflin
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433519372
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends. Bob Kauflin covers a variety of topics such as the devastating effects of worshiping the wrong things, how to base our worship on God's self-revelation rather than our assumptions, the fuel of worship, the community of worship, and the ways that eternity's worship should affect our earthly worship. Appropriate for Christians from varied backgrounds and for various denominations, this book will bring a vital perspective to what readers think they understand about praising God.

My Descent Into Death

A Second Chance at Life
Author: Howard Storm
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780385515214
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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As I lay on the ground, my tormentors swarming around me, a voice emerged from my chest. It sounded like my voice, but it wasn’t a thought of mine. I didn’t say it. The voice that sounded like my voice, but wasn’t, said, “Pray to God.” I remember thinking, “Why? What a stupid idea. That doesn’t work. What a cop-out . . .” That voice said it again, “Pray to God!” It was more definite this time. I wasn’t sure what to do. Praying, for me as a child, had been something I had watched adults doing. It was something fancy and had to be done just so. I tried to remember prayers from my childhood experiences in Sunday school. Prayer was something you memorized. What could I remember from so long ago? Tentatively, I murmured a line, which was a jumble from the Twenty-third Psalm, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “God Bless America,” and whatever other churchly sounding phrases came to mind. “Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. For purple mountain majesty, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Deliver us from evil. One nation under God. God Bless America.” To my amazement, the cruel, merciless beings tearing the life out of me were incited to rage by my ragged prayer. It was as if I were throwing boiling oil on them. They screamed at me, “There is no God! Who do you think you’re talking to? Nobody can hear you! Now we are really going to hurt you.” They spoke in the most obscene language, worse than any blasphemy said on earth. But at the same time, they were backing away. —From My Descent into Death Not since Betty Eadie’s Embraced by the Light has a personal account of a Near-Death Experience (NDE) been so utterly different from most others—or nearly as compelling In the thirty years since Raymond Moody’s Life After Life appeared, a familiar pattern of NDEs has emerged: suddenly floating over one’s own body, usually in a hospital setting, then a sudden hurtling through a tunnel of light toward a presence of love. Not so in Howard Storm’s case. Storm, an avowed atheist, was awaiting emergency surgery when he realized that he was at death’s door. Storm found himself out of his own body, looking down on the hospital room scene below. Next, rather than going “toward the light,” he found himself being torturously dragged to excruciating realms of darkness and death, where he was physically assaulted by monstrous beings of evil. His description of his pure terror and torture is unnerving in its utter originality and convincing detail. Finally, drawn away from death and transported to the realm of heaven, Storm met angelic beings as well as the God of Creation. In this fascinating account, Storm tells of his “life review,” his conversation with God, even answers to age-old questions such as why the Holocaust was allowed to take place. Storm was sent back to his body with a new knowledge of the purpose of life here on earth. This book is his message of hope.

Letters from God

Author: Ivan Tait
Publisher: What Matters Ministries and Missions
ISBN: 9780981569185
Category: Religion
Page: 378
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About the Book Letters from God was born from a desire to see people encouraged and comforted on a daily basis. This book is part faith, part hope, mixed with the promise of realizing God's will for every day. Letters from God carries miraculous potential to build you up while changing and encouraging your life. Our days should be clothed with God's blessings of power and wisdom. We are all on different Journeys but headed to the same destination, which is found fulfilling the will of God and enjoying His presence along the way. These letters are prophetic in nature and spoken directly to you. Allow them to penetrate your heart; they will mend wounds, erase pain, bring clarity, open your soul to soar, and bring peace to your every day. May they be a source of daily wisdom, comfort, and understanding making your footsteps lighter and more purpose filled. When God speaks we are revived. About the Author Ivan Tait is the founder and CEO of What Matters ministries and Missions. He was born in Harlingen Texas and raised in a multicultural, single parent home where he spoke Spanish as his first language and grew up as a local sports hero. His destiny seemed to be planned well ahead of time as one day he had a life changing encounter with a greater purpose. Since then he had dedicated his life to reaching those without hope worldwide. He travels, writes, and speaks for the purpose of providing for the needs of orphans, widows, and the poor. Everyone who hears him is inspired by his enormous heart of love, his revelation and his words of healing.


Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds
Author: Sam Keen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452103933
Category: Nature
Page: 120
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Sam Keen, the New York Times best-selling author of Fire in the Belly, has spent a lifetime reflecting on nature. In Sightings, a collection of essays, bird watching forms the basis for observations spiritual and soulful, witty and wise. He describes his childhood ramblings in the silence of the Tennessee wilderness as feeling distinctly more spiritual than the hard pews of his grandmother's church. Later in life, the presumed extinction and subsequent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker prompts a meditation on the nature of the sacred. Blessed with moments of beauty and the insight to recognize them as such, Keen translates the marvels of nature into the language of heart and soul.

Meeting God in Scripture

A Hands-on Guide to Lectio Divina. 40 guided meditations
Author: Jan Johnson
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0857218069
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Jesus Calling

Enjoying Peace in His Presence
Author: Sarah Young
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1400320119
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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In this new and beautiful edition designed specifically for women, missionary Sarah Young brings uniquely inspired devotions for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. These devotions are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure. This new edition, created in a lovely package for women, will help more readers discover the incredible peace found in the presence of Jesus.

The Great Shift

Encountering God in Biblical Times
Author: James L. Kugel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544520572
Category: Religion
Page: 496
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A world-renowned scholar reveals how a pivotal transformation in spiritual experience during the biblical era made us who we are today A great mystery lies at the heart of the Bible. Early on, people seem to live in a world entirely foreign to our own. God appears to Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and others; God buttonholes Moses and Isaiah and Jeremiah and tells them what to say. Then comes the Great Shift, and Israelites stop seeing God or hearing the divine voice. Instead, later Israelites are “in search of God,” reaching out to a distant, omniscient deity in prayers, as people have done ever since. What brought about this change? The answers come from ancient texts, archaeology and anthropology, and even modern neuroscience. They concern the origins of the modern sense of self and the birth of a worldview that has been ours ever since. James Kugel, whose strong religious faith shines through his scientific reckoning with the Bible and the ancient world, has written a masterwork that will be of interest to believers and nonbelievers alike, a profound meditation on encountering God, then and now.