Experiencing God [NOOK Book]

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The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. As it continues to rise, and the world continues to change, the Experiencing God book has been revised and expanded with more than seventy percent of its material newly written.

A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through ...

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Overview

The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. As it continues to rise, and the world continues to change, the Experiencing God book has been revised and expanded with more than seventy percent of its material newly written.

A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through us even as we try to fathom His ways, we can begin to clearly kn

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805449495
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 60,551
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Henry Blackaby is founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God. Born in British Columbia, he coauthored the modern classic Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (more than seven million books and Bible studies sold), and his other acclaimed works include Spiritual Leadership, Fresh Encounter, and A God Centered Church. He and his wife have five children, fourteen grandchildren, and live in Rex, Georgia.
Richard Blackaby is president of Blackaby Ministries International. A noted writer and speaker, he co-authored the revision of Experiencing God with his father Henry Blackaby. Richard and his wife have three children.

Claude King is the discipleship specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources and coauthor of the classic book Experiencing God. He holds degrees from Belmont College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and lives with his wife in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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First Chapter

The Lord Will Provide

Now God was requiring Abraham to walk with Him by faith. On the way up the mountain to the place of sacrifice, Isaac asked his dad, "Where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" (v. 7). Can you imagine what Abraham might have felt at that moment, knowing that Isaac was the sacrifice?

"Abraham said, ‘My, son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering’" (v. 8). Abraham made an adjustment of his life and acted on his belief that God was his Provider. He obeyed God. When God saw Abraham’s faith and obedience, He stopped Abraham from sacrificing Isaac and provided a ram instead. Abraham named that place after the God he had just come to know by experience. He named the place "The-Lord-Will-Provide." In the Bible this is the first time we see the name "The-Lord-Will-Provide." Abraham came to an intimate knowledge of God that day through the experience of God as his Provider.

This is how we also come to know God. We come to know God as we experience Him. God reveals Himself to us through our experience of Him at work in our lives. We can know about God as a Provider as we read this story about Abraham. But we really come to know God as Provider when we experience Him providing something for our lives.

For twelve years I pastored Faith Baptist Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. When we started our first mission church, we called Jack Conner as our mission pastor. But we had no money for moving expenses and no money for a salary. Jack had three children in school, so we felt that we ought to pay him at least $850 a month. We began to pray that God would provide for his move and his needs.

I had never guided a church to do that before. We had now stepped out in faith, believing that God wanted him to pastor our mission in Prince Albert. Except for a few people in California, I didn’t know anybody who could help us financially. I began to ask myself, "How in the world will God make this provision?" Then it dawned on me that as long as God knew where I was, He could cause anybody in the world to know where I was. As long as He knew my need, He could place that need on the heart of anybody He chose.

Jack passed immigration and started his move of faith, convinced that God had called him. I then received a letter from First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas. They said, "God has laid it on our heart to send one percent of our mission giving to Saskatchewan missions. We are sending a check to use however you choose." I did not know how in the world they got involved with us at that time, but a check came for eleven hundred dollars.

One day I received a phone call at home. The caller made a pledge that completed the $850 a month we needed to provide Jack’s salary for one year. Just as I got off the phone, Jack drove into our driveway.

I asked, "Jack, what did it cost to move you?"

He said, "Well, Henry, as best I can tell it cost me eleven hundred dollars."

We began that first step of faith by believing that the God who knows where we are is the God who can touch anybody, anywhere, and cause him or her to know where we are. We made the adjustments and were obedient. We believed that the God who called Jack also said, "I AM Provider." When we were obedient, God demonstrated Himself to be our Provider. That experience led us to a deeper love relationship with an all-sufficient God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Awesome

    This book is a must read for anyone wanting to be what God wants them to be. The best commentary I have read about finding and doing God's will

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    Highly! Highly! Recommended. A must to read.

    I am still reading Experiencing God. I am taking my time to read this book. It is so great and full of truth in knowing God personally and doing the Father's Will. If you are serious about having a relationship with the Father, having a better relationship with God, and being sure of His will,this is the book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This is an excellent book for anyone interested in developing and continuing their personal relationship with Christ. It was so good I've read it twice, got the workbook and daily devotional. Great for the entire family!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    Highly recommend it! A must read/study!

    I am reading and doing the workbook a second time and this book is so awesome! No matter where you are with your walk with Jesus Christ, this workbook is so thorough and affirming that you are walking right with God. I highly recommend this to anyone who is wondering if they are going on the right path or following God's lead/guidance. You will come out a better person and more fulflled!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This book is very practical and thought provoding.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    This is a 'MUST DO'

    I am presently in the 5th week of the Experiencing God class. I cannot explain what a life changing experience I am having. I feel very strongly that every christian should take this class and experience God in such a way. Your life will never be the same! I had two dear friends tell me that it is life changing, and I just thought 'oh well', but, every day God reveals something new and wonderful to me. I am learning to listen and hear HIS voice.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Awesome study!

    Guarenteed to bring you closer to God's work in your life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Highly Recommended. If you have longed for God to show Himself to you, this is the book you want to read.

    This updated version includes loads of personal accounts that make the principles come to life. Because the text is very well written, the book is fun to read as well as inspiring and encouraging. Fair warning: your life may never be quite the same. Are you ready for something new and exciting? Check it out!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    This "Bible Study" is a Train Wreck!!

    The first thing that shocked me was in the first week when Blackaby says ",With God working through the servant, he or she can do anything God can do. OH REALLY?? Can we create, forgive sin or draw men to God? If we could do anything God can do, we certainly wouldn't need Him!! Then on page 68 he gives a list of "things only God can do." This is only one of many contradictions in this book. Blackaby takes scripture out of context to make it applicable to his bullet points and anecdotal stories. In one of his videos, he even takes a verse, cuts it in half and uses it to support the point he is trying to make. Do yourself a favor and search "Experiencing God reviews" or 'Critiques". They give a much deeper explanation than I am giving. I am amazed that so many people have such a favorable opinion of this book.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    OUTSTANDING & REVITALIZING

    I purchased this book last week and I have not been able to put it down. I have reread chapters to better comprehend the significance of the teaching here. This book has shown me so many errors of my ways and given me a sort of peace and tranquility, like never experienced before. This book, in my opinion, should be a required read for all Christians.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2002

    Experience God's love

    This book helps you to meet God working actively around you. It also leads you to an intimate love relationship with God. If studied with heart for God, you'll experience God who has been always with you! Experience God's love!:)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Wow

    Excellent.. it is wonderful. Convicting, thought provoking, powerful, and ultimately draws the reader closer to God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

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    Experiencing God

    "Experiencing God" by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King, is another in a series of Study Guides I have been thoroghly happy to have read. This guide takes the reader through a series of expectations that anyone who reads and studies the Bible through easy to understand stories and Scripture.
    This book allows the reader to first read the text, followed by going to their Bible and looking at the full Scripture being discussed. It also allows the reader to gain that fleeting knowledge and apply it to their everyday life.
    As this book begins, we are first introduced to the Chapter "Knowing God by Experience". One of my favorite quotes in this chapter is that of the Lord as Provider. "We can know about God as a Provider as we read the story of Abraham. But we really come to know God as Provider when we experience Him providing something for our lives." Just think, as we experience God, in the truest sense, we develop a closer relationship with God. He does provide.
    "Experiencing God" is yet another selection that should be part of the Christen Library. Thank you Blackaby and King for putting together this realistic and true information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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