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Seeing Is Believing Experience Jesus Through Imaginative Prayer

ISBN-10: 080106502X
ISBN-13: 9780801065026
Edition: 2004
Authors: Gregory A. Boyd
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

One of the most common problems with Christians in our modern secularized world is that they don't feel the reality of Jesus. Sure, they believe in him and love him, but he somehow doesn't seem to enter their daily lives in a real sense. Some might say, "You ought to pray more." Others would advise, "You ought to witness more." While this may be true, we don't get closer to God just because we "ought to." Boyd believes that the way to true spiritual transformation and feeling the presence of God in your life comes from a little R and R: rest and reality. Boyd encourages readers to stop striving and learn to rest in an experience of Jesus as real. The best way to do this, he says, is through imaginative prayer. Experiencing Jesus will teach readers how to use God's gracious gift of creative imagination to know him better and feel his presence in their daily lives.

Gregory A. Boyd (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously a professor of theology at Bethel University, several of his many books include Letters from a Skeptic , Repenting of Religion , Myth of a Christian Nation , God at War, and Satan and the Problem of Evil .

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Foundation: Growing by Resting
The Futility of the "Try Harder" Solution
The Pattern of This World
Four Aspects of the Flesh
Overcoming the Flesh
Experiencing Jesus
The Power of Imagination
Imaginative Prayer in Scripture and Church Tradition
Resting in Christ
Healing Memories
But What About ...?
From One Degree of Glory to Another
You Become What You See: Growing in the Fruit of Love
Jesus Throws a Party: Growing in the Fruit of Joy
Jesus Closes the Terrified Eyes: Growing in the Fruit of Peace
But Is It for You? Answering Questions about Imaginative Prayer
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