Intimacy with God can happen right now if you want it. A closeness you can feel, a goodness you can taste, a reality you can experience for yourself. That's what the Bible promises, so why settle for less? God is closer than you think, and connecting with him isn't for monks and ascetics. It's for business people, high school students, busy moms, single men, single women ... and most important, it's for YOU.Now with a new cover design, God Is Closer Than You Think shows how you can enjoy a vibrant, moment-by-moment relationship with your heavenly Father. Bestselling author John Ortberg reveals the face of God waiting to be discovered in the complex mosaic of your life. He shows you God's hand stretching toward you. And, with his gift for storytelling, Ortberg illustrates the ways you can reach toward God and complete the connection---to your joy and his.
Ortberg, megachurch pastor and author, bases this book on the belief that God
is near and knowing him is possible for everyone who wants to feel his
presence: "The teaching of Scripture is that God really is present right here,
right now.... The Spirit of God is available to you and me: flowing all the
time, welling up within us, quenching our unsatisfied desires, overflowing to
refresh those around us." Ortberg's suggestions-to believe that God is in
everything, to seek him in the daily and mundane, to learn to recognize and
encourage God-inspired thoughts, to look for him in the people you meet and to
obey his promptings-though not new, provide readers with a series of ideas and
activities to begin to change the way they see God in their lives. Ortberg
approaches this as a pastor teaching his flock, rather than as a fellow
traveler recounting his own search for God; he shares little of his personal
experience and is largely dependent on quotes from other contemporary
Christian writers to make his main points. Also, the book's cover and chapter
titles are quite complex. However, those looking for an approachable, quick
read on a difficult subject will appreciate this guide, which alludes to the
mysteries of God's intimacy with Christians, but doesn't get bogged down in
too many details. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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