Item description for Finding Favor with the King: Preparing for Your Moment in His Presence by Tommy Tenney...
Overview The author of "The God Chasers" and "Hadassah" brings his passion for God's presence to new insights about Esther, uncovering the secrets that helped her win the heart and gain the ear of the king, thereby saving her people from destruction.
Publishers Description Tenney takes readers to Esther's pre-Islamic Persia to uncover the secrets that helped her win the heart and gain the ear of the king and save her people from destruction. A Jewish girl of no royal heritage was chosen to become the Queen of Persia. Was it her beauty alone, or did she know an important and mysterious truth? Tenney challenges his readers to move beyond formal petitions or even "storming the gates of heaven" to that intimate embrace of worship where the bride's petitions move the King's heart and where kingdoms, people, and situations begin to shift like pawns on a divine chessboard.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764200178 ISBN13 9780764200175
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More About Tommy Tenney
Tommy Tenney is the author of mega-bestsellers in the GOD CHASERS series, including God's Favorite House, The God Catchers, God's Eye View, and The Prayers of a God Chaser. He and his family live in Pineville, Louisiana. Learn more at www.godchasers.net. Mark Andrew Olsen, whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated with Tommy Tenney on the bestseller The Hadassah Covenant. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.
Tommy Tenney currently resides in the state of Louisiana. Tommy Tenney was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Favor With The King?
A Wonderful Love Story Dec 19, 2006
I really enjoyed the book. It was quite thought provoking and I could not put it down. The author took a little liberty with the characters' relationships, but he was effective at painting a picture that makes one long for our King.
The only thing that bothered me was any time the author told of his personal family relationships and made it sound like he lived in the perfect world with perfect daughters and a perfect wife. I questioned his credibility when he came across that way. I think he could have been a little more real with the readers.
Esther's story comes alive Nov 10, 2006
The Bible story of Esther can be applied to modern life so directly that it can lead us into God's own heart. Such a close relationship with Him can fill the void that many stuff with food, alcohol, gambling, shopping, short-term relationships, intellect, and other addictions.
There is a specific path for approaching God, and it is only through preparation that we can walk it. Tommy Tenney presents Esther's story in a way that reaffirms my own determination to approach God. It includes the Twelve Protocols of the Palace at the end, summing up the 12 steps into God's heart.
After reading this story, I want to dig deeper into each step and miss nothing.
Finding Favor with the King is easy to read, but not a story of how to persuade God to "give me" something or "bless me" right now. It challenges me to put my heart out to touch the heart of the Creator. It is a wake-up call to seek the relationship we are meant to have with Christ as best friend and savior; talking with Him, instead of about Him.
Tenney compares himself as a father of children to God as a father with the relationship He wants with us. The human family mirrors God and His children, which is thought provoking, because many believe marriage to be state of being together for enjoyment, with no further purpose or meaning. However, Tenney reaffirms my belief that there are three in a Christian marriage, not two: Jesus, husband, and wife.
Tenney asks us to take the steps that Esther purposefully sought among the advisors of King Xerxes I. They are practical steps, but serious and require commitment. The peasant Esther became Queen. The least of us can become close enough to God to influence Him with prayer. Esther saved the Jewish race in one day after preparing for and acquiring spiritual intimacy with King Xerxes I.
What can we do, if we take the 12 steps into God the King's heart?
Armchair Interviews says: Anyone curious about Esther and her own 12 Steps will enjoy this book.
This is a great read! Jul 12, 2006
When I originally saw an interview with Tommy Tenney on TBN, he was discussing the book and the upcoming movie (can't wait to see that!). This book is an easy read, and I found it difficult to put down! I love the way he puts everything into perspective (comparing himself and the love of his kids to the relationship GOD wants to have with us), and lots of other great information that I had not yet found in my new relationship with the LORD. If anyone is wanting to find a way to begin a intimate, loving relationship with GOD, this will surely help you put everything into focus! I highly suggest this book.
Outstanding Love Revelation Mar 27, 2006
This is a book a Christian who has lost his/her first love or has lost their zeal for the Lord, must have in their library. It is an expanding version of the Book of Esther. Most of us who are Christians usually come to God with "give me" or "bless me" attitude instead of seeking with our whole heart the King Himself. This book is a "wake up and smell the coffee" type of book when it comes the relationship we have with the Lord Jesus but has lost because of our lack of focus and diligence. May those who read this book prepare their heart so they can find favor with the King of kings and Lord of lords; Jesus Christ, the Man!
Awesome and inforamative Feb 20, 2006
This book came at a time when God was instructing me in the area of being prepared for such a time as this. The book is anointed and inspiring.