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Reaching for the Invisible God

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  • Sales Rank:3,500,881
  • Format:Audiobook
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Audio CD
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Unabridged
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):5.8 x 5.1 x 1.5
  • Publication Date:November 1, 2001
  • ISBN:0310241685
  • UPC:025986241681
  • EAN:9780310241683
  • ASIN:0310241685
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Synopsis
The audio CD version of the complete text of this best-selling book helps Christians encounter and establish an authentic relationship with the invisible God. 'How do I relate to a God who is invisible when I'm never quite sure he's there?' In his honest and deeply personal style, award-winning author Philip Yancey ponders questions like this to men and women who want more than pat answers to life's imponderable questions. Ultimately, though, he shifts the focus from our human questions to the One who offers himself in answer--the God who invites us to reach for him and find him. Now available in an unabridged audio CD, the best-selling Reaching for the Invisible God explores six foundational areas: the thirst for God, God himself, the Holy Spirit, faith, growth, and spiritual transformation. Read by Jay Charles.
Amazon.com Review
In a sea of books that promise certainty, award-winning author Philip Yancey (What's So Amazing About Grace, The Jesus I Never Knew) is not afraid to write about the mystery of belief, about letting risk and faith go hand in hand. Reaching for the Invisible God: What Can We Expect to Find? is Yancey at his best--wrestling with difficult questions and refusing to give pat answers. In our quest to know God, he offers this caveat: "The more personal conception of God we have, the more unnerving are the questions about him."

Yancey quotes extensively from classic writers and sketches scenes of doubting biblical figures as he grapples with making sense of a God who is personal, yet sometimes so elusive. Six different aspects of the Christian life are explored: our longing for God, who God is, the Holy Spirit, our faith, growth, and spiritual transformation. In his explorations, he reassembles the difficult and perplexing events of life around an ability to trust in a loving God. Trust is pivotal. Admitting that God's style "often baffles me," Yancey leaves no doubt that his framework of faith is still in place, that he sees "evidence of (God's) long-suffering, mercy, and desire to woo rather than compel--I have learned to trust God."

Here is the clear, concise writing mixed with deeply personal and authentic insights that won Yancey nine Gold Medallion Awards for previous books. Expect a 10th. --Cindy Crosby


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