Connecting with God: A Spiritual Formation Guide Paperback – Jun 13 2006
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This guide explores how God has communicated with individuals in the Bible and throughout history. From Adam and Eve's direct contact with God in Genesis 1-11 to Jacob's wrestling with God, from hearing God through visions and dreams like Teresa of Avila to experiencing communion with God through nature like Francis of Assisi, this guide will recognize the different ways God has communicated with people throughout the ages and guide the reader into an experience of individual interaction with God.
About the Author
Renovaré (from the Latin meaning "to renew") is an intrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted manifestations. Founded by bestselling author and well-known speaker Richard J. Foster, Renovaré is Christian in commitment, international in scope, and ecumenical in breadth.
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Although the author gives you the option to study it on your own, it is better designed for a small group study. Each chapter contains a devotional reading, a homework assignment to be done before the next group meeting (My Life with God Exercise), a scripture reading, an author's commentary on the scripture, (Getting the Picture, Going Deeper, Pointing to God, Going Forward), a closing prayer, and additional in depth questions (Taking it Further). The author uses not only scriptures to illustrate points, but also more "contemporary" examples, such as from Saint Francis of Assisi, Billy Graham, Brennan Manning, and Corrie Ten Boom. Questions are italics in-between each section for group discussion. Notes on the side guide the group leader, right down to when to ask a different member to read the next section aloud.
Although not directly stated but strongly implied in the discussion questions, the author suggests that no one way is better than another in connecting with God. This book opens the possibilities of connecting with God in different ways.