Experiencing God is my life message. It describes the way I have always understood and walked with God. I had shared these truths in many places before writing the book. Since its release in , God has used the study to change millions of lives and thousands of churches around the world. Ten years after its release, more than three million copies of the workbook had been distributed. The workbook has now been published in 47 languages and has been used in almost every denomination.
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Preview — Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby ,. Claude V. Richard Blackaby Goodreads Author. Most Bible studies help people; this one changes them forever. For more than 15 years, God has used Experiencing God in His work, showing believers how to know Him intimately while encouraging them to.
Get A Copy. Paperback , Third Edition, Revised and Expanded , pages. Published by Lifeway Press first published June More Details Original Title. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Experiencing God , please sign up. Have you used this book ever in your group's bible study? Yves Johnson Yes. We finished it last night. It was life transformational.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I had no God previously since ; and I was introduced to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism that came in after Gautama Siddhartha Buddhism which came down from the Primal Buddhism which there are no ancient writings just artifacts. My friend and I had trained during electronics in the making of pc boards, she was Japanese and we became friends and she introduced me to the Lotus Sutra. There is no god in Nichiren Shoshu.
They held I had no God previously since ; and I was introduced to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism that came in after Gautama Siddhartha Buddhism which came down from the Primal Buddhism which there are no ancient writings just artifacts.
They held to a monistic view believing that there is no separation between Creator and Creature but being protected by Buddhist, Hindu, and Shinto gods regarded as spiritual forces.
The main chanting of mantra was enlightenment, propsperty, and healing from chanting nam-myoho-renge-kyo expressing devotion to the law of karma. Fulfilling worldly desires that brings enlightenment, which can be achieved in a life time. This was founded by Soka Gakkai in by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi Not the same as Ancient Buddha which they only found artifacts of a Buddha sitting yoga style.
Well the Lord had other plans for me my neighbors were Christians and they had a friend that played guitar it was the guitar that attracted me to church. I thought that is what they meant by church.
So I attended and received salvation and lost my roommate. Was blessed with a good job, and gained prosperity in Spiritual things of God. I had spiritual encounters a few times before the Japanese roommates, but did not know how to seek God properly.
I recommend this to all new born again Christians that need to develop a strong love and relationship with God. The author and I have many things in common except I do not have the Church religion background.
I stepped out in faith, and I have the same fundamental experiences when face to face with God in my life with God It is a must read book and their is scriptures and it is only for those who want to become wealthy spiritually instead of worldly wise. May 06, Jeremy Manuel rated it liked it Shelves: christianity. Experiencing God is considered a modern Christian classic. Despite this, my thoughts on the book are mixed. The point of the book is to find ways to experience God. In particular to see where God is working, and to be involved in His work.
Overall, I thought that the principles that Blackaby presents for doing this are pretty solid. Nothing comes to mind that made me really wary when it came down to his basic principles of how to experience God. There were two things that I did dislike about the b Experiencing God is considered a modern Christian classic. There were two things that I did dislike about the book though. First, it suffers from appearing to be a bit prideful.
I don't know Henry Blackaby so I have no idea what he is really like, but the writing style of the book just smacks of arrogance sometimes. Even in trying to be humble at one point he says that God had to look high and low for someone as ordinary as me. Not to mention constantly referring to some conference where he tells how somebody's life was changed by reading his book. Not that it isn't good to have testimonials, but the frequency of such examples, with few examples that don't involve the book or Blackaby himself, started to rub me the wrong way.
The second problem I had with the book, was that it gave a lopsided view of how God may speak to you. Many of Blackaby's examples are amazing. It is about how he and his wife were called to Canada to pastor a small church and all the amazing things that were done there or how people were called to serve God in amazing circumstances and amazing outcomes.
These examples naturally led me to ask is this how God speaks to everybody? What about God speaking to people in the everyday, in our communities, in things that are not "full-time ministry. We are not all meant to be Paul or Moses at least in terms of our accomplishments.
So while I thought it was solid on its principles, the tone of the book and the examples it gave slightly diminished its value in my eyes. View 2 comments. May 19, Steven rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to hear God's voice.
Shelves: favorites , read-more-than-once. When I read this the first time I was so excited to find someone who believed exactly as I did about the way God speaks to His people.
Of course, Blackaby provides a tremendous amount of scriptural support for his position, so that was also very helpful. His view remains unusual, though no longer unique. He will lead you provided you are doing the When I read this the first time I was so excited to find someone who believed exactly as I did about the way God speaks to His people. He will lead you provided you are doing the other things in the book Where others say, "the Lord helps those who help themselves," Blackaby answers that God often does nothing until His people can "cease striving" and rest in Him.
I have never read a better explanation for the way God speaks, including how to know His voice, and the various media through which he speaks whether scripture, other Christians, circumstances, or the Church. This is an excellent book and I cannot recommend it too highly. I'm glad they made a 'book' version.
The workbook is probably better because it is so engaging. But so many people will not buy or really use a workbook, so the book version will reach a lot of people. Apr 22, Shane Gliser rated it it was ok. A concerned Christian's review: Nobel intentions but with more theological holes than you can shake a cross at. For example the very thesis verse is taken out of context and thus flawed.
This is not to say that it is without value. It is good at getting people into the word and getting people used to the i A concerned Christian's review: Nobel intentions but with more theological holes than you can shake a cross at.
It is good at getting people into the word and getting people used to the idea of seeking God on individual level. In that regard, it's great. However, due to the flawed theological premise, it could lead to long-term disillusionment, frustration, and unfounded fear and doubt for believers who have been told through the book that if they're not hearing from God that there is something wrong with their Christian walk.
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded
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The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. Henry Blackaby is founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God. He and his wife Marilynn have five children and fourteen grandchildren and live in Rex, Georgia. He lives with his wife and children in Canada. What would you like to know about this product?