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Overview Identifies four levels of Christian intimacy, advising readers on how to pursue a self-motivated relationship with God and sharing biblical examples and the author's own personal experiences. 100,000 first printing.
Publishers Description The depth of our relationship with God is not dependent on his pursuit of us, but on our pursuit of him and our willingness to be obedient to his Word.
From Publishers Weekly Meyer, a bestselling author and media personality, confesses she spent many
years as a Christian "just going through the motions." In this upbeat
offering, she explains in a warm, conversational style how the void was filled
through seeking a deeper intimacy with God, specifically in receiving and
using the power of the Holy Spirit. For Meyer, God is in the details, and she
looks to the Holy Spirit for guidance in everything from finding her lost TV
remote ("Immediately in my spirit I thought of the bathroom and, sure enough,
that's where it was") to solving serious problems, such as suffering from
sexual abuse. As she unfolds four levels of commitment in achieving intimacy,
there's a smattering of preacherly exhortation-"You and I need a Holy Ghost
invasion!"-and some direct dialogue with the Almighty ("God once said to
me...."). Meyer's simplistic illustrations occasionally range into clich , but
ensure that any reader will be able to understand her points, as when she
observes that "sitting in church does not make one a Christian any more than
sitting in a garage makes one a car." As a strong proponent of speaking in
tongues, Meyer offers a detailed description of exactly what to do to receive
"the gift," but admirably balances this with her observation that the most
important gift is love. Charismatic readers and Meyer's legions of fans will
appreciate this passionate discourse, while non-charismatic readers willing
to overlook points of disagreement will find some insights worth pondering.
(Apr.) Forecast: In a major acquisitions coup, Warner Faith signed Meyer last
year in a deal that included all of her backlist titles (with 6 million copies
in print) and several new works, this being the first. Meyer will promote the
book for 10 consecutive days on her television program, appearing on 350
stations, and on her radio program, carried by 375 affiliates. She will also
be a guest on the 700 Club and will excerpt the book in her magazine, which
has 630,000 subscribers. This will be the Crossings Book Club's main selection
for April. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Awards and Recognitions Knowing God Intimately: Being as Close to Him as You Want to Be by Joyce Meyer has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2004 Winner - Charismatic category
Citations And Professional Reviews Knowing God Intimately: Being as Close to Him as You Want to Be by Joyce Meyer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Charisma & Christian Life - 06/01/2003 page 114
Bookpage - 04/01/2003 page 12
Publishers Weekly - 03/31/2003 page 59
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446531936 ISBN13 9780446531931
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More About Joyce Meyer
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ.
Bible Teacher and Author - Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.
Joyce has authored nearly 100 books, which have been translated into 100 languages. More than 12 million of her books have been distributed free of charge around the world, and each year millions of copies are sold.
Joyce conducts close to a dozen domestic and international conferences every year, teaching people to enjoy their everyday lives. For 30 years, her annual women's conference has attracted well over 200,000 women from all over the world to St. Louis for specifically themed teachings by her and guest speakers.
Joyce hosts a TV and radio show, Enjoying Everyday Life®, which broadcasts worldwide to a potential audience of 4.5 billion people.
Joyce Meyer currently resides in the state of Missouri. Joyce Meyer was born in 1943.
Joyce Meyer has published or released items in the following series...
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Knowing God Intimately: Being close to him as you want to be! Oct 17, 2006
This is the second book I've read written by Joyce Meyers. As a believer -Christian, I was inspired and learn to become closer to God intimately. Joyce Meyers (author) has a gift to bring to her audience and readers, real life issues to surface spiritally for every day people, living every day type of lives, especially those who are believers(Christians). However, I found this book upon reading taking me at a pace alot faster than I would like to have travelled upon reading. This book offers no fluff or contentious reading in the sense of making one feel guilty for not being as close to God as one should be. The book simply teaches you how to be closer to the true living God, if you are a believer or on the thrust of becoming a believer or a luke-warm Christian. Joyce Meyers laids it out in grass-roots terms with scriptures noted as such to back her writings. An excellent book for believers, or luke warm Christians, or those who are on the border line and not sure how to be or get close to the TRUE living God intimately. I suggest the purchase of this book, I'm certain your life will not be the same. God Bless!
MISHANDLING GOD'S WORD. Nov 18, 2005
MISHANDLING GOD'S WORD. Reckless drivel. Inaccurate Biblical interpretation is deadly, ETERNALLY. Try Dr. John Macarthur and John Piper for life changing, inspirational and God honoring Biblical TRUTHS.
Every little bit helps Nov 16, 2005
I've read several of Joyce's books, and I find them as a rule inspired, candid, and insightful. I'm reading a short one now on rejection that has some very powerful messages. All this to say that while this particular review is going to be a little rough I have enjoyed and been edified by everything else I've read by her. She is scriptural and positive without overdoing it, at least in her books, on what some call "Name it, claim it, frame it"- or Word of Faith.
This particular book seems mislabeled- it would probably be more aptly titled something relating to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. A very large part of the book encourages people to seek God for this gift as the way to intimacy and power with God. Since most of her readers are probably already charismatic/pentecostal they've already taken this foundational step and much of the book is not a direct benefit to them. For a new believer or someone not baptized in the Spirit I'd recommend it, otherwise there are plenty of other books out there, some by Joyce herself, that are probably going to be more beneficial to the reader trying to get from point A to point B.
help developing a heart toward God Aug 3, 2005
Personally, I didn't get into the details she discusses, but it was a great help motivating me to spend more time with the Lord.
Another great book by Joyce Meyer! Oct 2, 2004
Joyce Meyer is, in my view, the most inspired and relevant Christian author alive today. I have read four of her books so far, and I consider each very rewarding, and potentially life-changing. This book, like Joyce's other books, accomplishes exactly what the title suggests. If you want to truly know how to walk closely with God, and live a rich Christian life, read this or any one of Joyce's books. I have also enjoyed "How to Hear from God", "Seven Things That Steal Your Joy" and "In Pursuit of Patience", all of which are available on this site. Joyce, if you are reading this, may God bless you, for you have been a blessing from God for me.