Item description for God Encounter: Experiencing the Power of Creative Prayer by Lisa Tawn Bergren...
Overview "God Encounter" is a prayer book that leads readers through biblically based meditations utilizing fiction techniques and imaginative, allegorical settings, a creative approach combining the ancient spiritual practice of meditation with the contemporary use of visualization.
Publishers Description Through imaginative prayer we can meet God in any way our spirits lead. The imagination is, in fact, one of the greatest blessings God has given us-a tool that can help us in some small way to comprehend the incomprehensible fact that God is truly at our side. Now, in "God Encounter, " best-selling author Lisa Tawn Bergren taps in to this underutilized gift, introducing a creative, exciting, and biblically sound prayer practice that will revitalize Christians' prayer lives and transform the way they see God. Blending the trusted, ancient Christian practice of meditation and the contemporary use of visualization, Lisa leads readers again and again to safe places-a cabin deep in a cool, dense forest; a foggy California bay; a rustic beach house; a refreshing desert oasis-where they can interact with God as never before: sharing their hearts, expanding their spirits, and opening up to God's presence. Filled with creative prayers that will awaken readers soul and teach them much about their desire for God, "God Encounter" also prepares and encourages believers to adapt and create their own imaginative prayers-a process that will enable them to encounter God in all new ways and better understand the immeasurable depth of his love for them.
Citations And Professional Reviews God Encounter: Experiencing the Power of Creative Prayer by Lisa Tawn Bergren has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 11/11/2002 page 59
Christian Retailing - 12/09/2002 page 18
Christianity Today - 03/01/2003 page 79
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.48" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2002
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 157856638X ISBN13 9781578566389
Availability 0 units.
More About Lisa Tawn Bergren
Lisa T. Bergren is the author of nearly forty titles, including God Gave Us You, the bestselling beginning of the beloved God Gave Us series. Her works span many genres, from adult fiction to devotionals. She makes her home in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack. Laura J. Bryant has illustrated numerous award-winning children s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. She studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and lives in Asheville, North Carolina."
Lisa Tawn Bergren currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about God Encounter: Experiencing the Power of Creative Prayer?
God Encounter by Lisa Tawn Bergren Mar 14, 2006
This is the 3rd of this book that I have bought to have as gifts. It is a very inspirational book, it has helped me a lot and I have wanted to share it with friends.
Wow. What a Book! Apr 10, 2003
I have to admit I was a little hesitant when I first heard the concept behind God Encounter. Use your imagination and fiction techiniques to bring you into the presence of God? But halfway through the first story I knew I'd come upon something special. I was moved to tears, and God's presence was so real. It was an amazing morning of devotions, and many more followed as I continued reading through the book. I've been telling all my friends, "You have to get this book." I highly recommend it!
What a beautiful gift! Dec 31, 2002
Lisa uses her extremely descriptive writing style to bring the reader from the clamor of everyday living to a place where new experiences with God can be deeply refreshing. I had never heard of creative prayer before. This resource has allowed me to have more spiritual memories with my Lord, deepening my relationship with Him. I am grateful that Lisa was willing to be obedient to completion of this book! I know that some audiovisual material is available, but I find myself wishing for some strictly audio presentation as well, allowing my imagination to supply the pictures.
A Book To Savor - Prayer by Prayer! Dec 25, 2002
Thank you Lisa - this is a wonderful book. What a tonic from the busy life we all lead - a respite by the bay or anywhere you would like to have a God encounter. Prayer comes alive like never before!
A safe, redemptive and Life-expanding adventure into intimac Dec 11, 2002
To have your God-given imagination so safely led into to the tender and careful presence of God is not only a freeing encounter, but a Life-expanding one! To really experience-rather than to just read-the depth in this book is to awaken to trust, intimacy, and spiritual growth in all the vulnerable, guarded places of your heart. Lisa Tawn Bergren has, for our edification and with prayer and fullness, used her gifts to present us with the opportunity to lay our broken selves before our God. But more importantly, she guides us into an intimate and open place for us to receive what God has been waiting to give. If you have been afraid to apply your imagination to your spiritual life, you have, with your safe-guarding, perhaps unknowingly built a wall between you and God's highest good for your life. Truly, I have not read a book on prayer that so quickly and assuredly breaks down barriers, renders peace and helps us to surrender to the restorative work of the Holy Spirit. THANK YOU LISA for using your gifts with such daring and shine. Well done, God's good and faithful servant! I was, and continue to be, blessed beyond measure with each submersion into my next God Encounter.