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Overview Zacharias invites readers to break free from the weariness and cynicism of life to enjoy God's amazing promise of childlike joy.
Publishers Description Break free from the weariness and cynicism of life to enjoy God's amazing promise of childlike joy It's time to reclaim that awesome sense of wonder--to experience God's amazing promise of childlike joy.
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Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 124
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Studio: Integrity Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1591452767 ISBN13 9781591452768
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More About Ravi Zacharias
Born in India, Ravi Zacharias earned a master of divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School before he began an international speaking ministry as a recognized authority on comparative religions, cults, and philosophy. Zacharias holds three doctoral degrees and is the author of numerous award-winning books, including Can Man Live without God? He also hosts a weekly international radio program called Let My People Think. Zacharias lives with his wife, Margaret, in Atlanta. They have three grown children.
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Answer for a need that's often over-looked. Nov 30, 2006
This is a wonderful book. As always, Zacharias is able to cut right to the heart of the matter and do so with a deft and insightful touch. For myself, I read the book because it sounded interesting but had no idea that it would speak to me as aptly as it did. The loss of wonder and joy is something that we overlook and underestimate frequently. But as Zacharias points out, this loss can effect much more than our happiness.
A fantastic read if you are feeling jaded and a bit dog-eared by the world and it's stresses.
A philosopher of modern days!!! Nov 22, 2006
it's rare to find someone that conveys ideas both through linguistic skills and content depth- RaviZacharias does it! I guess growing up in Italy and attending the Univerisity of Bologna - has to do with how much I enjoyed his style of writing! ...the author talks about our spiritual quest in becoming a follower of Christ- NOT being a religious person. from page 78- chapter 3 "passionate persuit, misdirected search" 'it is not about a ritual; it is about a relationship. It is not about the posture of the body; it is about the need of the soul. It is not about the times of the day; it is about the timelessness of His presence...' ...could we be pre-programmed to re-unite with a higher power?
Good Book on Wonder Jul 10, 2006
This book is a good, simple book on wonder. It is not intellectually loaded like Winter's _Still Bored_, and it is not a poetic masterpiece like Weight of Glory or Manalive -- it is just a good, solid, straight-shooting book talking about some problems Christians can have after a while, where life just seems to always be the same old thing with no magic or sparkle, and some ideas on how to get wonder back, viz. by being grateful, immersing oneself in Christ's love, and practicing some spiritual disciplines.
Zacharias` writing style is very good and pious, and the stories he shares exude love for Christ, which was very nice and uplifiting in an ordinary sweet sort of way. However, I was hoping for content that was a little more magical, with longing and wonder encased in poetic phrasing and literary suspense. Perhaps Zacharias' gift is more along the lines of straightforward prose -- I don't know, as this is the first Ravi book I've read. Just make sure you read this book for what it is, and enjoy it where it's good.
A wonderful book! Jan 7, 2006
An awesome book, although that shouldn't be a surprise coming from Ravi Zachariah. I found it to be invaluable. If you're prone to approach life from the perspective of intellectual skepticism, then you're familiar with the longings that this book attempts to address. Like C.S. Lewis, Ravi carefully steps up to one of the great voids in life and tries to gently lead you along the path of finding its fulfillment. If you remember a time when life was filled with adventure and hopeful potential, but have found that overshadowed by a pessimism masquerading itself as an empty 'realism,' come with an open mind and go for it! It'll sweep you off your feet!
Wonder: Never lost. Seldom found. Jul 30, 2005
The Lord has truly blessed Mr. Zacharias with wisdom, intellect, and clarity that most can only dream of. Thank God for Ravi's ability to write, and share his gift with us!
In "Recapture the Wonder", Ravi paints a beautiful picture of this Wonder that is within the reach of each one of us. The way to experiencing it has never been hidden from us. We just overlook it in our busy day to day lives. Mr. Zacharias has presented nothing new in this book, but he has provided much needed clarity, which will aid many in revealing the awesome capacity for wonder that God has placed inside of all of us. The key, of course is not in us, or anything else in this world. The key to true wonder is found in God's word. And the true experience only comes by living in God's perfect will.
For so many of us, it is unattractive to think of submitting to anyone's will but our own. We too often continue in our selfish pursuits, only to go to bed each night exausted and still starving for more. But, our desires can only be fulfilled through the One who put those desires there in the first place. Through Christ alone, we can be restored to an intimate relationship with God as it was intended to be from the beginning. In Christ, we can truly experience the joy and wonder of life that God wants for each of us. Mr. Zacharias' book brilliantly points us back to this truth.
If you feel that something is missing in your life, read this book! It won't fill the hole, but it will point you exactly where you need to go.