At one time or another, every Christian goes through a period which is referred to as a "desert experience"―a time when they feel forsaken by God, in doubt about what God would have them do, a period of darkness of the soul. Many, during those times, feel they are alone in this experience, but this thought-provoking book shows readers that they are not alone―that in fact, many well-known Christians have been there also. Featuring personal testimonies from each contributor, The Desert Experience offers readers ...
At one time or another, every Christian goes through a period which is referred to as a "desert experience"―a time when they feel forsaken by God, in doubt about what God would have them do, a period of darkness of the soul. Many, during those times, feel they are alone in this experience, but this thought-provoking book shows readers that they are not alone―that in fact, many well-known Christians have been there also. Featuring personal testimonies from each contributor, The Desert Experience offers readers encouragement and valuable lessons from those who have made it through the "desert"―lessons of hope, humility, goodwill, and the sovereignty of God―all lessons necessary for the maturing of a Christian.
Tommy Barnett is pastor of Phoenix First Assembly, one of the three largest congregations in America, a popular communicator, and the founder of the Los Angeles International Church (known as The Dream Center), an inner-city ministry reaching more than 20,000 people a week. Pastor Barnett lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nancie Carmichael and her husband, Bill, published such well-known magazines as Virtue and Christian Parenting Today for twenty years. Together they have written several books, and they regularly lead family seminars throughout North America. Nancie was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Western Baptist College, Salem, Oregon, for her ministry and service. She is also a much-sought-after conference speaker.
Dr. Jack Hayford is president of The King’s Universityin Los Angeles, which he founded in 1997. From 2004 to 2009, he also served as President of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He is probably best known, however, as “Pastor Jack,” founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. Pastor Hayford has penned more than 52 books and composed 600 hymns and choruses.
Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than fifty years. He serves as Chancellor at Denver
Seminary, as editor-at-large for Leadership Journal, and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world. His books include Building
Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life, and Ordering Your Private World. Gordon and his wife, Gail, live in New Hampshire.
John C. Maxwell is a #1New York Timesbestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. He is the founder of the
John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP. He can be followed atTwitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information visitJohnMaxwell.com.
J. I. Packer is a professor of history and systematic theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Charles Stanley is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta.He isthe founder and president of In Touch® Ministries. His bestselling books include The Source of My Strength and How to Listen to God.
Dr. John Trentis president of StrongFamilies.com and founder of The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. John is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs and leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. John and his wife, Cindy, have two grown daughters, Kari and Laura.
Sheila Walsh, Women of Faith® speaker, is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess® series, God Loves Broken People, The Shelter of God's Promises, andanovel,Sweet Sanctuary. Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.