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God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World

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Have you ever had a conversation that went far deeper than the words spoken or an experience where you felt you had participated in something sacred? Although these situations may seem unexplainable, they are reminders that God's grace surrounds us constantly and shows up in manifold ways. In this colorful, story-driven introduction to sacramental living, veteran ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Brazos Press
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Jeff Bjorgan
Apr 12, 2014 Jeff Bjorgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't read anything by Dean Nelson before. The book had been on my shelf for a couple years. I had probably picked it up because of the endorsements on the cover and on the back. I didn't know what I had been missing. Nelson basically crafts his chapters after "earthy" sacraments -doors to the sacred found in every day life. The book was very well written. Every chapter was memorable and presented each subject matter, whether the sacrament of marriage or the sacrament of last rites, in a ...more
Louisa Black
You know those sort of books? Ah, go on, you do. Those sort of books that have the insane ability to keep you up at night. Thinking about it throughout the day. Leaving you scratching your head at the way it manages to get right under your skin and then answer lots of questions you've carried around for years, all at the same time of making you feel as though you've found a dear lost friend. No? Then I suggest you may need this excellent book.

This was SO MUCH MORE than I was expecting it to be.
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Reenie
Jul 07, 2010 Reenie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book - easy to read yet with some profound thoughts. Many poignant stories and some true-to-life tales I could identify with
Lots of good quotes - here's one:
"This journey didn't occur all at once, of course. And there have been other confirming, or sanctifying, moments that have turned me down other hallways into even more interior rooms. More revelation. But they all point to something that is both beyond me and within me, further into a Presence that is there, but seems t
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Nicole
Nov 04, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it
Ok, so I have only read small parts of this book so far, but I can't wait to start reading it (I am making myself finish other ones first). This is written by a really close family friend. He has even written about my dad, and his death in it. I even get mentioned! But besides that I am excited to read it beacause I love the idea of finding the sacred in our every day lives. I know Dean has written this from his heart, and it is a heart that everyone should get to know.
Claire
Mar 20, 2010 Claire rated it really liked it
Very much enjoyed Nelson's approach, truly finding God in the very ordinary days of our lives. His journalist's training allows him to observe the moments in his life where God is truly present, where "sacraments" occur without being the official, formal, traditional sacraments we think of. The chapters on baptism and last rites especially spoke to me.
Lana
Jan 08, 2013 Lana rated it really liked it
Just the title alone is an incredible reminder of the continual presence of God and how often we are unaware of Him!
Carolyn
May 25, 2010 Carolyn rated it really liked it
God is in every situation if we just take the time to notice!
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Really very good at linking our every-day-ness to what's sacred and God given in our lives.
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Nothing too new in this one. I guess seeing God all the time isn't an issue for me. Yay!
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