Experiencing God: How to Live The Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God
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When you listen to this audio, you'll find that you aren't just listening. No, you are being remade, reoriented, restored from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion. Captured not by a concept, but by your Creator, reborn in relationship. Here's the Experiencing God that has already impacted millions of people. Only it's bigger, and better, and ready...more
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Published August 28th 2008 by Oasis Audio
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Rico Suave
Jul 15, 2007 Rico Suave rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zooey Deschanel and her legion of fans worldwide
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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...more
Brianne
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.
Zack
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
Mike
"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...more
Kevin
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...more
papasteve
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
Jamie
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...more
Meaghan
May 03, 2008 Meaghan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Rachel
Oh my gosh - I just started this book the other day and it's incredible!

6-11-2012

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...more
Lee Nienhuis
Did this study at MBI. I absolutely loved this one. Still revisit key concepts 16 years later.
John
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
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!
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.
Rebecca Lewitt
actually, although I've read the book version, it is the devotional/study guide that gets my 5 star rating. I've done my fair share of "fill in the blank" bible studies and this one is life changing--a must for Christians, in my opinion. In this instance, I would suggest the study over the book for one and all.
Kimberly
This book is AWESOME! I can't say enough great things about it! God is always working around us, and He wants us to make ourselves available for Him to accomplish His purposes through us. We come to know God by having faith, taking action, and obeying Him. READ THIS BOOK!
Barry
This is an excellent book filled with great tips for increasing your walk with God. Practical ideas abound with examples to show how God wants to take part in all aspects of our life and how trusting Him leads to a life filled with the Holy Spirit.
Lindsay
I will admit, I almost didn't read this book- simply because of the cover. But I am SO glad I did! One of the best books I've read in a long time. Simple but true! And backed by scripture! I will definitely be reading again in the future, as well.
Rachel
I read this as a devotional: one chapter each day. It was great to interact with the questions posed throughout the book and I very much enjoyed taking a deeper look at my relationship with God through the perspective of this book.
Dianne
May 06, 2008 Dianne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anne Carpenter
I love this book for its common sense information on knowing the will of God. I have read it about every 5 years.... just because it is good for me! I am currently reading a chapter a day.
Erin
This was an incredible book. It changed my relationship with God. I would reccommend this book to anyone who wants to find a more meaningful relationship with the Father.
Sue
A book that - supposedly - helps people listen for God's voice, and develop a better relationship with him. Some good points, though a bit repetitive in places.
Jamie
This is an excellent read or study with a group. Learn how to recognize God's hand at work so that you can join in and experience Him in you life.
Tom
Makes a great group study...I was doing it at and my church at the same time as several folks I was taking on-line classes in Grad School.
Randy
A life-shaping book like few I every read. If you are open to friendship with God, this book will help you in your journey.
Jill
Just finished this 12 week study. It was incredible! Every Christian should do this as a group study. It changes your life!
Ally Goodwin
My husband and I chose to work through the accompanying study guide. Very useful, helpful. Sometimes a bit of a struggle
Jenny
I am reading this with a group from church... pretty deep stuff. Good thing we only meet a couple of times a month.
Mary
Finally got done with this after tabling a few times. It's good, but heavy. Bottom line, be obedient to God.
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