Not the Way You Thought It Would Be: Making Sense of the Journey of Faith  -     By: Glen Gibson
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Not the Way You Thought It Would Be: Making Sense of the Journey of Faith

Winepress Publishing / 2013 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: Winepress Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 (inches)
ISBN: 1606152386
ISBN-13: 9781606152386

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The Christian life is a journey lived by faith in God. But along the way it may have turned out to be much different than expected. Glen Gibson addresses many of the questions, challenges, and concerns common to the Christian life--issues often avoided in discussions of contemporary spiritual life and experience. Many feel their spiritual life is "not what they thought it would be" and wrestle with hard questions--questions about God's actions or inaction, his timing and will, and his larger purpose--and how you fit into it. But you've probably found that satisfying answers are much more difficult to find. In this book you'll find valuable insights that provide understanding about your own journey of faith.

Take a deep look inside the life and spiritual journey of Abraham, the man known as the father of faith, and you'll see the same kinds of questions. Discover how your spiritual life that may not be the way you thought it would be, can still become better than you imagined.

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  1. Bridgman, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
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    A Vicarious Adventure Through Abraham's Journey
    November 16, 2013
    richard r blake
    Bridgman, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 4
    Not the Way You Thought It Would Be: Making Sense of the Journey of Faith

    Glen L. Gibson's Not the Way You Thought It Would Be leads the reader in an exhilarating vicarious journey of faith through the life Abraham from the book of Genesis, chapters 11 through 25; including God's invitation to obedient faith through to Abraham's passing the torch and finishing strong.

    Gibson's personal experiences and contemporary stories validate and strengthen the relevance and application of these lessons and principles from the Old Testament scripture. The chapters dealing with Choices and Consequences, Faith in Balance, and Addressing the Weak Spots offer specific challenges to the authenticity of our faith.

    The "Questions for Reflection and Group Discussion" enhance the value of the book as they serve as an important study guide for personal thoughtful contemplation and stimulating group discussion.

    Regardless of the juncture of your journey of faith you will find valuable guidelines and helpful direction for meeting the difficult questions of purpose, facing temptation, coping with trials, moving forward toward a deepening understanding of God's grace. Not the Way You Thought It Would Be offers positive motivation and guidance for a strong finish in your spiritual journey.

    A complimentary copy of the book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
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    Great for groups or personal spiritual growth
    May 16, 2013
    Spiritual Traveler
    California
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Anyone who has questions about what the life of faith looks like or should look like will benefit from this book. Our church is using it in our home groups and it makes the spiritual life so clear and understandable. It is so practical in the way it addresses issues of faith and the Christian life and the discussion questions at the end of each chapter really help to process and apply biblical teaching to daily life. It's also great as a Bible study as it includes the Scripture passages at the beginning of each chapter.
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