Fresh Encounter: God's Plan for Your Spiritual Awakening

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From the multi-million bestselling authors of Experiencing God comes Fresh Encounter, a book for church laypersons and leaders that illuminates God’s pattern and plan for personal revival and spiritual awakening.

Greatly revised from the original 1996 edition with forty percent new material, Fresh Encounter looks to examples of revival throughout the Bible to better understand what it will take to bring about true and lasting spiritual renewal in the world today. Among the new ...

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Overview

From the multi-million bestselling authors of Experiencing God comes Fresh Encounter, a book for church laypersons and leaders that illuminates God’s pattern and plan for personal revival and spiritual awakening.

Greatly revised from the original 1996 edition with forty percent new material, Fresh Encounter looks to examples of revival throughout the Bible to better understand what it will take to bring about true and lasting spiritual renewal in the world today. Among the new topics here that were not covered in the first edition are:

* Why does revival tarry?

* Corporate hindrances to revival

* The role of prayer in revival

* Maintaining revival

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805447804
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Revised & Expanded
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 981,155
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 3.20 (d)

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.

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.

Richard Blackaby is president of Blackaby Ministries International and the oldest child of Henry and Marilynn Blackaby. He holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dallas Baptist University. A coauthor of the modern classics Experiencing God and Spiritual Leadership, he lives with his wife and children in Canada.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Anne Graham Lotz vii

Preface ix

Chapter 1 The Normal Christian Life: How Far Have You Fallen? 1

Chapter 2 What Is Revival? Definitions and Misconceptions 13

Chapter 3 Current Status of the Church and the World: Why We Need Revival 28

Chapter 4 God's People Tend to Depart from Him 42

Chapter 5 God's Plumb Line: The Divine Standard for Holy Living 55

Chapter 6 The Biblical Record of Revival 67

Chapter 7 Biblical Foundations for Revival 83

Chapter 8 God's Pattern for Revival: Created for a Love Relationship 94

Chapter 9 God Disciplines His People 104

Chapter 10 God's People Cry Out in Repentance 123

Chapter 11 Responding to Revival 139

Chapter 12 Great Awakenings: The Fruit of Revival 155

Chapter 13 The Role of Prayer in Revival 171

Chapter 14 Corporate Hindrances to Revival 184

Chapter 15 Worship and Revival 193

Chapter 16 Counterfeits to Revival 210

Chapter 17 Why Revival Tarries: Preparing for Revival 225

Chapter 18 Becoming a Catalyst for Revival 232

Chapter 19 Maintaining Revival 242

Appendix A Spiritual Leaders and Revival 247

Appendix B Personal Revival for Spiritual Leaders 263

Appendix C Preparing the Way for the Lord 277

Appendix D Times for Continuing Renewal 298

Notes 307

Scripture Index 317

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