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Author: Philip Yancey Narrator: Philip Yancey, Philip D. Yancey, Jay Charles Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310260929
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How does a relationship with God really work? How do I relate to a God who is invisible, when I’m never quite sure he’s there? How do I know him? How do I communicate with him? How do I live my life growing in my understanding of him, living more and more with a conscious awareness of him, doing more of those things he indicates are good for me -- and others? Many have found that the bright promises people make about God don't work. Others have seen God's promises work, but have stumbled, and want to believe again. Author Philip Yancey pointed out in Disappointment with God some of the false expectations people have in God and his workings. It's time now to turn the coin. In this audio version of Reaching for the Invisible God Yancey answers the question What Can We Expect from God? with a surprising investigation of how the Christian life really does work. The average person often finds that what they hear in a sermon or read in the Bible corresponds to little of what they experience. Why? When others do experience great things from God, those who sense "business as usual" in their spiritual life ask, "What's wrong with me?" God doesn't do certain things he could -- heal, mend, or change -- but what does he do? How does God work, and how does he work with me? In taking on these questions Yancey continues his quest to help readers get close to the core of Christian truth and experience. Reaching for the Invisible God develops what we can expect from God by taking listeners to six foundational areas: the thirst or hunger for God, God himself, the Spirit, faith, growth, and personal transformation in the spiritual life. Reaching for the Invisible God also explores the personality of God, the choice God made in limiting himself, and the great condescension he made as the Holy Spirit, choosing to live in human beings. Finally, these audio pages come to an appropriate finish as Yancey speaks about growth, about childlike living under God apart from unrealistic expectations, legalisms, and unhealthy dependence. The goal is mature childlikeness, with no preconceptions, an ability to accept gifts from God, and trust, which lead to the responses of love, sacrifice, the denial of self, and servant leadership.In Reaching for the Invisible God Philip Yancey discusses the Christian life with honesty. He explains how to get along with God, how to believe again, and about the act of Reaching for the Invisible God of faith, as well as the things people never told you about the Christian life. It's the real scoop and straight talk about the truth--like an operating manual for faith. It is for the individual seeking to be honest with God. And it will help anyone wanting to explain to friends what life as a Christian is all about. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of Book of the Year - Christianity Today, 2001

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drb | 2/9/2011

    " Awe book, but required a couple readings to get most of what it offered. Deep and thought/prayer provocing. A book everyone should read especially Christians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 2/3/2011

    " I really enjoy Yancey as an author. I listened to this book, I did not read it. I think if you are seeking God or call yourself a Christian reading this book will be time well spent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thornyi | 2/1/2011

    " I read it at a tough time of my life and it was very comforting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 6/20/2010

    " Slow going at the beginning but gets better as you go along "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 zoe | 1/26/2010

    " Buku ini membawa saya ke alam 'manusia benar benar sebagai manusia' yang berhadapan dengan 'Allah yang benar benar Allah'. Dua pribadi yang sungguh-sungguh berbeda...

    Nice book... Yancey menuliskannya sangat amat riil dan jujur tentang hubungan manusia dengan Allah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 11/17/2009

    " I got into the book after 150 or so pages but it hit me bulls-eye during my 3-day silent retreat. Not the best Yancey book for my taste. After almost 5 years in my shelf, as if by instinct, I randomly picked it to read it at a time when I need it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renzo | 9/17/2009

    " UNo de los muy buenos libros a los que nos tiene acostumbrado Phillip Yancey "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/28/2009

    " Great book. I liked What's So Amazing About Grace a little better but this one was definitely full of challenging ideas and questions. Worth a read if you are digging into faith. "

About the Author

Philip Yancey worked for ten years as an editor and then publisher for Campus Life magazine. In 1980 he and his wife Janet moved to Chicago where he began a career as a freelance writer. They moved to Colorado in 1992. He is the author of 20 books, three of them coauthored with Dr. Paul Brand. He is grateful to be able to make a living writing about the questions that interest him.