Wonderstruck : Awaken to the Nearness of God
Overview - Let's be honest: it's far too easy to go through day-to-day life without a sense of the mystery, the marvel, or the awe of God's presence. Have you ever felt your relationship with God isn't as vibrant as you want it to be? Have you ever felt like God seemed far away--even in the midst of devotions, prayer, and church?" ""You're not alone."" "We Were Created for WonderYou were created and designed to experience wonder. Read more...
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Let's be honest: it's far too easy to go through day-to-day life without a sense of the mystery, the marvel, or the awe of God's presence. Have you ever felt your relationship with God isn't as vibrant as you want it to be? Have you ever felt like God seemed far away--even in the midst of devotions, prayer, and church?" ""You're not alone."" "We Were Created for WonderYou were created and designed to experience wonder. Woven into the fabric of our humanity is an innate ability and desire for the wonder of God. It's felt in the moments when you watch the sun melt behind the horizon, when you reach out to cradle a baby and smell the sweet scent of new life, when you can't help but smile as you witness two wrinkled souls renew their vows to each other. Such moments remind us we were made for something more than deadlines and debt, carpools and coffee breaks. Yet despite such wondrous moments, we can still find ourselves going through the motions of faith. Whether you're: A long time follower of Jesus or still figuring Him outUnemployed, overly-employed, or an entrepreneurA creator, innovator, or conformistGrumpy, ebullient, grey-haired or bed-headAn average Joe or have-a-gym-membership-but-never-goA superhero (of any era), supermom, superdad, super grand, super great grand, or don't feel particularly super at all No matter who you are or where you've been--if you've lived a life where you've seen it all, done it all, or feel like you're past it all--God still longs to take your breath away. Isaiah 29:4 records God's desire for you: "Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder." Do you see it? God is busting at the seams to display His glory, power, and might in your life. And He wants to give you the greatest gift of all--Himself. Yet why do we pass by the wonder of God unaware?
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It’s tricky business to mine one’s life as a source of inspiration for others, but in this collection of meditations derived from her own journey, the author succeeds in keeping the reader engaged, entertained, and often edified. “Live awake and aware for the wonder awaits,” Feinberg, a prolific writer of books (The Organic God), Christian study guides, and multimedia resources, exhorts her readers. Skilled at connecting her history with stories from Hebrew and Christian scriptures, the writer introduces readers to colorful characters, including her late grandfather, Cactus Jack, who in his 80s took up professional poker-playing. All of her stories are intended to help the reader see God’s wonder in his or her own life. Wise to the imperatives of the digital era, the “30 Days of Wonder” series of exercises that closes the book is linked to a “conversation” to take place on the writer’s Twitter feed and Facebook page after the book is published. While she occasionally veers into the precious (“the soft pinch of God’s presence”), Feinberg raises questions that linger in the mind after the book is closed. (Dec. 25)