The Bible is filled with stories about life-changing encounters with the divine -- Moses and the burning bush, Samuel in the temple, the angel's visit to Mary, and Paul's Damascus road experience are just a few examples -- and many modern Christians have had equally powerful experiences of the Lord's power and presence. In this third volume of the acclaimed Visions series, 60 contributors share their authentic, intensely personal accounts of holy experiences. Whether they relate transforming moments like visions, healings, or visitations by angels, joyous moments like being in the presence of a loved one who has died, or just the simple sense of God's presence while singing in church or sitting in a sunny meadow on a warm spring day, each vignette is a testament to the indescribable comfort and peace of an encounter with the divine. And because each personal story also illustrates a lectionary scripture passage, Shining Moments is a valuable preaching resource. But even more, this book provides inspiring and heart-warming reading for personal devotion and spiritual growth.