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Experiencing God: How to Live the Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God

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Knowing and Doing the Will of GodA study of the Bible encouraging us to see God at work and join Him as He reveals
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by B&H Publishing Group (first published June 28th 1993)
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Rico Suave
Jul 15, 2007 Rico Suave rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This book is cute and quirky, just like Zooey Deschanel. There are a few differences though.

1) This book is written in third-person, Zooey speaks in first-person.

2) I can pronounce the name of this book. How the heck do you say Zooey? Is it Zoe-y or Zoo-y? I'm stumped!

3) I can't hold Zooey Deschanel up at eye level with one hand.*

4) I'm not secretly in love with this book.

5) This book does not have a restraining order against me in West Virginia.

6) This book will not see the error of her ways
Cool study on making the daily adjustments and commitment to live each day for God and his glory. It got a little redundant toward the end, but overall a cool way to reconnect with God's purposes. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to be more serious about making a difference for God right where you are.
Kitra Skene
Reading spiritual study books can be somewhat bland. Usually, there are a few tidbits of information that are applicable to your situation; you make leave with a little handful of thoughts to concepts or metaphors to guide you, but application is often difficult to understand since most books speak to certain circumstances or concepts.

Experiencing God works to improve the foundations of every Christian's relationship with God. There are a few short chapters toward the end that give specifics to
I've been reading this book daily for the last 6 months. It is phenomenal. Every page is rich with quotations and ideas about how to experience God in your daily life. Where is He and what does He want you to do? How do you follow Him? How about in a family or church? This is a book I will turn to again and again and continue to re-read often to deepen that experience. Highly recommended.
This is one of my all-time favorite Christian books ever written. This book was recommended by my pastor as a book to help me better understand and distinguish my own will from that of God's will. Blackaby succinctly and methodically introduces a Biblical way in how to better understand and hear God speak to us. God speaks to us through His Word, through prayer, through circumstances, and through other people. And it is through all of these avenues that inevitably led me into full time ministry ...more
I normally do better with reading books than completing workbooks, so I read the book form of Experiencing God. Blackaby is very thorough with his points, an important characteristic of a good communicator when utilized correctly. I love his emphasis on a personal love relationship with God. If you don't have that, you're not going to hear anything from Him! We hear from God when we get to know Him and how He speaks, and the only way we can do that is by spending time with Him. Read the Word. Pr ...more
"Experiencing God" by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King, is another in a series of Study Guides I have been thoroghly happy to have read. This guide takes the reader through a series of expectations that anyone who reads and studies the Bible through easy to understand stories and Scripture.
This book allows the reader to first read the text, followed by going to their Bible and looking at the full Scripture being discussed. It also allows the reader to gain that fleeting knowledge and apply
I found this book to be slightly annoying. Blackaby is extremely repetitive throughout many of the chapters--he often restates the same idea three or four times in a paragraph (he'll lead off the paragraph with it, state it another way in the next sentence, ask it in a question, then restate it in a conclusiony sounding way as if he's demonstrated his point). His use of biblical texts and personal stories is also a bit suspect. He tells us to not rely on experience then heavily relies on it thro ...more
M. J.
My constantly shifting schedule shifted, enabling me to get to church a few weeks in a row, and my regular class was studying this book--nearly finished, but they did not begrudge me the last copy, and I attempted to catch up. Thus although it took several weeks to complete less than three hundred fifty pages, to some degree I felt I rushed through it--and that is unfortunate, because I think it is a book from which the benefits best come by a slow process of absorption.

Those benefits arise beca
Michael Vincent
Though there are many things I like about this book, I also found it confusing and frustrating. I find it unfair to use many unique experiences the patriarchs and prophets had in the OT as paradigms for our own experiences today. I also felt like sometimes the authors relied upon circumstances to hear God's voice, and other times they shared that we should not rely upon circumstances. I truly believe God leads us today, and can work uniquely with His people, but have personally found it difficul ...more
Brian Ming
This is a fantastic book with daily readings from the Word of God. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to know more about God, his personality, and especially his love. We can learn how to know God by knowing those he's interacted with throughout history.
This book was just OK. I had the congregation read it, a chapter a week. We've been working on it since January, and finally finished it this week. Part of the plan was that I'd write sermons each week that went along with each chapter. That went well, and I think people got more out of the sermons than the book. The chapters were repetitive, and could have been compressed better into fewer chapters. I didn't agree with some of the theology, and let my people know where I didn't agree and why. F ...more
One of the most life-changing reads! This book helps you understand a whole new level to the relational aspect of God and how we can play our role alongside His desires and will for us in life. A must read.
A fantastic book to read! This book really makes you think not only about you faith and beliefs but focuses on your personal relationship with God. This book hits so many areas. It makes you question ow strong your faith is and how to strengthen it. How to draw closer to God and to see how He is working in your life.

This book made me think it ways few other books ever have. Blackaby's approach is very easgoin and not critical. I started this with a small group of others. Each of us gained so mu
May 03, 2008 Meaghan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Meaghan by: Cindy Ortiz
This is an easy read, and its message is one most of us have probably heard. But it seems to be a message we easily forget, and for that reason, I would recommend the book. It also has some helpful things to think about when trying to "figure out" what God's will is in specific situations. Blackaby constantly points out that God's will is not given to us as a to-do list and that His will is always to reveal Himself to us and work His purposes through us. The book is very repetitive, but rather h ...more
This has been one of my least favorite religious studies. I did not get a lot out of it that already wasn't covered in other studies. A lot of examples and information about planting churches, becoming a missionary, or being called to the ministry. However, there were practically no examples of how to apply these principles to those of us who are Christians and not in religious vocations.

Also, the author talks a lot about people getting called by God and how God's messages to us are obvious and
Diana Gordon
My all time favorite...not only the book, but the workbook! So much "meat" inside! I have kept it at arms length ever since I first went through it!
Oh my gosh - I just started this book the other day and it's incredible!


Can't speak highly enough about this book.

Each chapter ends with a Summary and section called "Experiencing God Today." Both of these sections were extremely helpful because they call you into action and encourage you to practice the principle that is in that chapter.

Relevant, challenging, faith strengthening, calls you into a deeper understanding of God, His character (who He is), who we are to Him, etc.

Awesome bo
Great book! It was full of refreshing ideas and concepts that have shaped my walk with God. I highly recommend it!
Lee Nienhuis
Did this study at MBI. I absolutely loved this one. Still revisit key concepts 16 years later.
An intense, dangerous, potentially life-changing book. A recurring theme is that God will have "assignments" for us to do -- but that the key to everything is our love relationship with Him. The author repeats himself frequently. He doesn't want you to miss his major points. A couple of guys in our men's group found the book to be frustrating and confusing, because the author keeps talking about Moses-scaled assignments. Most of us probably are going to get smaller tasks. I think the author is j ...more
A good book with a slightly vibrant and refreshing approach to God.
Shin Kamoda
Jul 31, 2015 Shin Kamoda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christians
Recommended to Shin by: Rev. Steve Butler
This is an awesome book that changed my relationship to my Lord!
Scott Ray
This is one of those books where there is just not much you can say. It is a must read. I read it about 4 years ago and it was recently given to me again by some very close friends. I re-read it thinking that I wasn't looking for any big decisions but it reminded me that we need to be listening for God and seeing where he is working at all times. Not just big decisions but in our every day life. The truths contained in this book are very biblical and extremely pratical. It is a great way to see ...more
Jessica Taylor Daly
An amazing book full of God's truths!
Abigail Sands
An excellent practical teaching on knowing God and doing His will.
Alex Stroshine
A good reminder of some basic truths but so onerously repetitive (and I've read N.T. Wright!).
Tess Rupprecht
This book is extra special to me. I came to know it while studying at the Southern Bible School of Seminary while still living in Manila. We eventually used it as a bible study material. It transformed most of the lives of the members of our group in some very unexpected ways... From then on, this book has been a constant part of my part of my re-reads. I would encourage you to read the same.
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