Item description for Come Along: The Journey Into a More Intimate Faith: 10 Illuminating Encounters with Jesus by Jane Rubietta...
Overview Inspired by mediations on 2 Corinthians 3: 18, Rubietta uses personal story, study of Scripture, and people's experiences with Jesus to explain what the apostle Paul meant about moving from glory to glory and being transformed.
Publishers Description Fall in love with Jesus-again, and again, and again Through ten illuminating encounters, walk into Jesus' life, love and delight Laugh, grow, and rest in Christ's presence as you share these vivid meetings with the One who loves you more than life itself. With humor and spiritual depth, Jane Rubietta passionately draws you into the hope of a freeing relationship with Christ-freedom from false expectations into the brilliance of being fully loved. Let Jesus delight in you. Leave your hurry-worry path.Take Jesus' hand and "Come Along" on a journey into intimacy, hope, and passion. Exchange your worn-out, must-do faith for real radiance. Solid biblical teaching, heart-rending stories and sound application in each chapter make "Come Along" a vital companion for personal, small group, and Bible study use.
From Publishers Weekly Rubietta, author of the popular Come Closer, continues the come-to-Jesus theme in her newest book for women. She offers a free, fuller, more intimate relationship with Jesus through 10 encounters with him as recorded in the Bible. Readers will discover new depth in such stories as Jesus baptism, his encounters with an adulterous woman, a woman who has bled for a dozen years, the women who come to his empty tomb, as well as Jesus sharp rebuke to the religious leaders of his day. Rubiettas strength is her ability to bring stories alive through evocative language and imagination. Scholars may quibble with her depiction of the woman who anointed Jesus with costly perfume as a prostitute, and critics may cringe when she puts a balloon in the hands of a first-century woman, but the greater picture of Jesus as a life transformer is more than clear. End-of-chapter challenges help readers translate biblical truth to their lives; a Girlfriends Guide helps with group discussions. (Dec.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews Come Along: The Journey Into a More Intimate Faith: 10 Illuminating Encounters with Jesus by Jane Rubietta has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 01/15/2009 page 74
Publishers Weekly - 11/10/2008 page 48
Christian Retailing - 12/08/2008 page 17
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 16, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400073529 ISBN13 9781400073528
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More About Jane Rubietta
Jane Rubietta is the award-winning author of eleven books, including critically acclaimed "Come Closer. "Passionate about helping women connect with God more intimately and live more freely, she speaks internationally to spread the idea that when a woman changes, the world changes. Married to Rich, a composer, producer, and pastor, Jane co-directs the not-for-profit Abounding Ministries. She and Rich live in the Chicago area and have three children."
Jane Rubietta currently resides in Grayslake, in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Come Along: The Journey into a More Intimate Faith?
Intimate faith, a worthwhile pursuit Apr 9, 2009
The author states what I've been feeling. If my faith isn't about encountering Jesus more deeply, then why do it? This book helps women explore several issues that keep us from intimate faith. In a gentle, let's dive deeper tone, Jane Rubietta invites the reader to put aside the busyness of life to remember all over again why we call ourselves believers and to honestly address the things that get in the way. I read lots of books to review for Christian Momlogic. Only a few make it to my bookshelf. This will not only find a spot on my bookshelf, but I'm using in my daily devotions.
Rubietta's tone is lively, comforting and challenging all at once Mar 4, 2009
Jane Rubietta, author of COME CLOSER, has now written a lovely inspirational text that weaves together various aspects of falling in love with Jesus. She invites readers to leave behind the rush and bustle of everyday life and join her in discovering fresh and illuminating encounters with Christ. In her 10 encounters with Jesus, she spells out simple ways to meet with Jesus via relationship, transparency, needs, persistence, healing, gratitude, growth, hope, a clean heart, and becoming oneself.
Rubietta explains from the outset of the text that she realized something was out of sync. Formerly, she described her relationship with Jesus as characterized by a tender closeness and felt "bouncy and bright." Then came work. And more work. And family stuff. She admits to shortchanging herself on sleep, fretting more, and a grumpiness replaced the smiles. Life happened and a birthday celebration loomed large in front of her. She says she got on her knees before God and asked Him to come alongside her, minute by minute, for she realized she could not live this life without His presence. Thus, COME ALONG was birthed.
Rubietta gives and gives and gives some more, through ideas, suggestions and novel ways to encounter Christ throughout the day. In each chapter, readers will be given ample opportunities to get intimate with Jesus as Rubietta details as simple as 1-2-3 steps to knowing Christ better. Believers will be transferred from dark to light through God's Word; transfixed on Christ as they wait peacefully upon Him; able to translate the meaning of lessons into real life; transformed by being renewed in the mind; given transparency through praying directly to Jesus; and transpired into action in practical ways.
Women will especially resonate with Rubietta's exceptional chapter "Illuminations on Becoming Yourself," in which she invites readers to experience (and unveil) a glowing inner radiance that expresses itself both inwardly and outwardly, as they understand the great love God has for each of them. Writes Rubietta, "True radiance requires a reflective quality, and the women I know who glow are not shallow crowd followers but insightful, deep, reflective people." She continues to explain that women who "glow" have learned how to sort through all that comes at them, the good and the bad. Then, "They choose to respond positively to potentially negative events by moving straight back to God." Important stuff.
Rubietta's tone is lively, comforting and challenging all at once. Her strong fan base will be delighted with this new collection of stories and inspirational reflections on living close to Jesus and His heart. At the book's close, she also includes a helpful group discussion guide that will prepare and equip novice and expert discussion leaders with fruitful conversations on every topic presented here.
--- Reviewed by Michele Howe
An invitation too good to refuse! Feb 11, 2009
Jane Rubietta, in her lilting, compelling writing style, has invited her readers to "come along" on a journey that will take them deeper into the Father's heart. Complete with practical hands-on application sections, this excellent study book will quickly become a beloved devotional companion.
Come Along Jan 16, 2009
How are you doing with your spiritual life? Is it vibrant and healthy? Are you shining for Jesus, or have you lost your glow? In this busy world it's hard to find time for God. Family, work, responsibilities all get in the way. Yet, didn't God tell us to stand still and listen for that still, small voice? How good are you at waiting on the Lord? I think every Christian has trouble finding time to truly concentrate on God. Come Along is filled with common sense, practical applications in every chapter to help us put God first. Jane Rubietta has written a book full of hope, inspiration, and personal encounters with Jesus. The writing style is breathtaking in it's simplicity and beauty. Come Along belongs on every bookshelf
Will make a difference in your life... Dec 29, 2008
A Journey Into a More Intimate Faith
Come Along was written for women to assist them in a closer walk with Jesus. She examines ten encounters with Christ, among them:
* Jesus Baptism
* The adulteress woman
* The woman that touched the hem of his garment
* The women at the empty tomb
* Jesus' rebukes the religious leaders
* The woman that anointed Jesus
She clearly demonstrates Jesus was and is a transformer.
Jane Rubietta uses personal narrative to examine Jesus' encounters with people. She interprets 2 Corinthians 3: 18. "Come Along, is an invitation into glory--a free, fuller, more intimate relationship with Jesus." The closer you walk with him the brighter your day and bigger your smile. Rubietta includes ways to apply the message to your life. The questions are insightful. Come Along will make a difference in your life.