Pleasure of His Company, The: A Journey to?Intimate Friendship With God

Pleasure of His Company, The: A Journey to?Intimate Friendship With God

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by Dutch Sheets
     
 

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Experience God's Presence in a Whole New Way

There's just something about people who are close to God. Through the ups and downs of life, they remain secure, hopeful. If you want a more rewarding spiritual life, if you want the pleasure of knowing your Creator's heart, this soul-lifting book is for you.

Learn from Dutch Sheets as he shares his life

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Experience God's Presence in a Whole New Way

There's just something about people who are close to God. Through the ups and downs of life, they remain secure, hopeful. If you want a more rewarding spiritual life, if you want the pleasure of knowing your Creator's heart, this soul-lifting book is for you.

Learn from Dutch Sheets as he shares his life lessons for cultivating an intimate relationship with God. Each of the thirty short chapters reveals a simple practice or biblical mindset that will help draw you away from the noise of life and into the Lord's peaceful presence.

With profound insights from the Bible and stories you won't soon forget, The Pleasure of His Company is like a spiritual mentor, showing you simple ways to enjoy God more.

This powerful book can also be enjoyed as a daily devotional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764209482
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and conference speaker, empowering believers for passionate prayer, revival, and societal transformation. Dutch has written 20 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages, including the bestseller Intercessory Prayer. He is the Executive Director of Christ For The Nations Institute. Both Dutch and his wife, Ceci, are graduates of CFNI. They have been married for 35 years, have two grown daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and an incredible grandson. They reside in the Dallas area. Learn more at www.dutchsheets.org.

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Pleasure of His Company, The: A Journey to?Intimate Friendship With God 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
PamlaK More than 1 year ago
I don't want to say a lot about this book because I don't want to ruin how wonderful it is for you.  It would spoil the surprise that you got each morning when you learned one more aspect of just how much God loves you.  I could hardly wait for the next days adventure in friendship and to be truthful sometimes I didn't, I would read ahead!   This is a month long journey of daily, easy to read and understand devotions of God's desire for you.  You don't want to miss out on this book and I would highly recommend more of Mr. Sheets books.
letheridge2 More than 1 year ago
Utilizing The Pleasure of His Company as a daily devotional does provide a tremendous amount of help in building a relationship with God. Reading a chapter daily grants an individual the opportunity to meditate and pray for guidance as they seek God. Developing an intimate relationship with God requires dedication. Communication with God is not optional if we want him to come into our life. As the author states, He’s waiting on us to invite him into our lives. This book provides the steps to the beginning of an amazing spiritual journey, chapter by chapter. Thanks Bethany House for allowing me to review this book free of charge. The topics were well discussed.
EmilyReviewer More than 1 year ago
Overview: The Pleasure of His Company was a very good book. Mr. Sheets made some very good points in quick, easy-to-read chapters. Nearly every point was backed up with a personal life experience as well as a passage from the Bible. Some chapters included life experiences or notes from other people/authors. Following those, Mr. Sheets discussed the point he made in humorous conversational writing. Pros: Many of the points that were made were out of the ordinary and not something I might have thought of on my own. I found the discussion to be sound, in the biblical sense, as far as I understand it. The chapters all followed the same rough pattern, making the option to study the book, rather than just read it, appealing. The writing is conversational and pleasant as well. Each chapter covered different topics that encouraged more thought and depth, I would say the book was age appropriate for young adults and above. Chapter topics covered many different situations, showing how it's possible for anyone to come to Christ, no matter what their life is like. Cons: Because of the “study” layout, I found that it was actually slightly difficult to just read the book. (Due to time pressure, I had to read the book and was unable to stop and study.) I wish the book had been a little more friendly towards that regard, but I am looking forward to getting the chance to go back over it later and “study”. Also because of the layout, I saw too much of a routine. It was almost always the same order of information per each chapter (life story, bible story, discussion), but again, I think this is just a studying thing. So all in all, I liked the book, just take note that it's more like a devotional or a book to just be read slowly. I received a free copy of The Pleasure of His Company from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
JViola79 More than 1 year ago
Let a crisis hit, a wound reopen, or fear strike and you soon find out who it is you want to call. There is something about the person who is close to God which draws you to them in the time of need. I have found this to be true time and time again in my own life. I am currently reading, The Pleasure of His Company: A Journey to Intimate Friendship With God by Dutch Sheets. The author shares life lessons and Bible stories which illustrate how to cultivate an intimate relationship with God. Sheets shares how he personally came to recognize that God desired his company. He encourages us to get away from the noise of each day and spend time alone with God, in His Word. He explores various aspects of enjoying God’s company and finding Him in the course of our day. Each chapter is short and easy to read as Sheets conveys his thoughts in a style which is conversational, which I enjoyed. He includes word studies and quotes from other sources making this book a rich read. He concludes each chapter with a prayer which makes this book a wonderful devotional. “No matter how important or noble our activities may be, including working for Him, they don’t trump time with Him. If our foundations are not laid with the strengths and wisdom found in His words, they will crack under pressure.” (Page 61) This book contains insights and stories which will invite every reader to desire a more rewarding spiritual life. It is full of encouragement and sure to lift your soul. **Thanks to Bethany House, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY: A JOURNEY TO INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD by Dutch Sheets from Bethany House. This is a pleasant, inspiring read that includes thirty chapters. I found myself enjoying each chapter, and upon completion of the chapter, I would set the book aside to contemplate what I had read. The chapters also sparked familial conversations. Dutch Sheets uses thoughtful prose and real life examples, which make the book more personal. I prefer when the authors of inspirational texts draw in the reader through personal experiences. Not only do I feel a greater connection to the author, but also to the text, and it helps me to revel in what I read. The humor helped to make the chapters fly by. I can see this being used in a Church group or Sunday School for older teens. The chapters all encourage the reader to be uplifted. I can see this helping someone suffering from depression or anxiety. The chapters are truly comforting, quite soothing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves God or seeks a more fulfilling relationship with religion. I will be passing this on to a friend in hopes that they will enjoy it just as much.
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KyKim More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading Pleasure of His Company: A Journey to Intimate Friendship With God by Dutch Sheets tremendously. It has 30 fabulous chapters full of ideas to bring you closer to God.  Yes I LOVE the idea of God being the life of the Heaven's Party and dancing at the return of a lost soul.  I too want Jesus to be my friend and walk with me daily, sharing in the good and the bad. Laughing and crying along me.  This book will help you get to know the Lord on a more intimate level. In this fast paced world we live in we need to take time to slow down and hear what God has to say. The author gives you ideas on how to do this and steps to set up your own place to meet with God.  Several bible verses are mentioned to help you in this journey to get closer.  Also some humor thrown in, which is always good. I would like to add that I too like tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches, yes it is a southern thing.  On a more serious note if you too would like a more intimate walk with God I definitely recommend this book. Watch for it will be available January 2014!  I received an advanced copy of this in exchange for my review rather it be good or bad.
GCWineholt More than 1 year ago
THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY A Journey To Intimate Friendship With God By Dutch Sheets Do you know people who are close to God, they remain calm and secure no matter what seems to be going on in their life. Want to have a more rewarding spiritual life? Dutch Sheets offers a way to help through information in this book. The book is written in an easy to understand way and has great examples to help in obtaining a closer walk with God. We need to treat God as a Holy God but also as a friend and not as someone, we only ask for what we want or only invite into our lives occasionally. Dutch gives many interesting stories in his book. He wrote his book in short chapters for fast and easy reading and can be used as a devotional. He ends each chapter with a prayer. I am sure you will enjoy this book and may want to read it multiple times. Treat God as you would a best friend and invite Him to share in your life. I received this book free from Bethany House for purpose of this review, I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Pleasure of His Company: A Journey to Intimate Friendship with God by Dutch Sheets is magical. This book opened my eyes to the reality that God wants all of us to be His. We need to be in a realtionship with Him that will be enlightening. Most individuals tend to be on the outside looking in with a small understanding of His power but this book shows that there is an intense more whole hearty relationship to be had. This is shown with amazing examples and equally amazing scriptures that share the mutual experience of both man and God. This is a book that should be used and shared and gifted it is profound.