Item description for Escape to God: A Desperate Search for His Presence by Jim Hohnberger...
Overview In search of authentic Christianity, author Jim Hohnberger and his family found the restorative power of God's love. As a result, the Hohnbergers have helped others remove life's draining distractions, and countless lives have been transformed. In Escape to God, readers will be challenged and inspired to put aside the card-punching religion of "Churchianity" and experience the indescribable peace and empowerment God intends for His people.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 078528897X ISBN13 9780785288978 UPC 020049076286
Reviews - What do customers think about Escape to God: A Desperate Search for His Presence?
First Century Christians Did Not 'Escape' Mar 29, 2008
There are some good points made in this book, but I disliked it for two main reasons.
The author moved to a mountain home in Montana to "escape to God". In the New Testament, the pattern for Christ's disciples is an active involvement in the world, not a retreat from it. Jesus ate with sinners and tax collectors. After their respective conversions, Paul, Barnabas, Timothy, Peter, et al. did not retreat to some mountain hideaway, thinking that they could avoid contamination by the world--they actively ministered and powerfully spread the gospel by staying in the culture in which God had placed them.
The other pattern in the book I disliked was the way the author constantly listened to voices that he heard (which he presumed to be the Holy Spirit) telling him what to do. The great eighteenth century minister and theologian John Wesley said, "Do not hastily ascribe things to God. Do not easily suppose dreams, voices, impressions, visions, or revelations to be from God. They may be from Him. They may be from nature. They may be from the devil. Therefore 'believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God'." In other words, Scripture, not our impressions (which may or may not be from God), should be our guide.
The author does seem like a nice guy, but I wouldn't advise anyone, especially a new Christian, to read this book due to the fact that it seems to favor retreat from the world instead of active involvement in it and relying mainly on voices and impressions for guidance.
Hohnberger 2 Aug 12, 2007
Enjoyable to read. Full of personal experiences from the author's life that will keep your interest while at the same time serve as a "how to" guide to enhance your life. You won't be sorry if you buy it.
A book worth sharing Nov 22, 2006
A truly practical guide to experiencing the presence of God in one's life. This is a page-turner. It makes a great gift. I have given a copy to my dad and mom, my sister, my co-worker. I plan to give additional copies as Christmas presents and you should too. You might change the direction of someone's life for the better.
Escape to God and Walk walk with him Aug 2, 2006
This book changed my life & that of my family. I was so impressed with it that I ordered 10 of them to give to other family members & friends. I long to have the relationship with my Lord & Savior that Jim & Sally found. I realize not everyone can move to the wilderness but I now know that it can be obtained where I am. I found what has been missing in my life all these years. J Phelps
Profoundly spiritual with good humor. Jul 5, 2006
This is a very personal search beyond hypocritical religion to discovering God in a profound and life changing way. But this search is framed without trying to "put a favorable spin" on the challenging and sometimes very humorous experiences of a "city family" trying to "make-it" in the wild and harsh wilderness of Glacer National Park.
The beauty of God's character is highlighted while your own religious experience will be challenged.