The Desert Experience: Personal Reflections on Finding God's Presence and Promise in Hard Times

The Desert Experience: Personal Reflections on Finding God's Presence and Promise in Hard Times

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The Desert Experience: Personal Reflections on Finding God's Presence and Promise in Hard Times by Tommy Barnett, Jill Briscoe, Nancie Carmichael, Jack W. Hayford

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781400277971
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tommy Barnett is senior pastor of the Phoenix First Church, one of America’s largest churches with 15,000 in weekly attendance. He’s the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dream Center which inspired the development of nearly 200 Dream Centers around the world, most recently the New York Dream Center. Tommy is a highly sought after speaker and is author of many books, including Hidden Power. He lives with his wife Marja in Phoenix, Arizona.

After serving at Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin, Jill Briscoe, and her husband Stuart now serve as Ministers-at-Large. Jill has coauthored countless articles and more than 40 books, including devotionals, ministry guides, Bible studies, gift books, and children’s books. She is the executive editor of Just Between Us, a magazine for women and wives in ministry. She advises numerous non-profit organizations and serves on the boards for World Relief and Christianity Today. Her web site is www.tellingthetruth.org.

Jack W. Hayford is currently the President and Rector of the King's Seminary in Van Nuys, California. For 30 years he served as the founding pastor of the Church on the Way. He is also the president of the International Four Square Church. Among many of his more than 40 books, are: "Foundations for Living" and Bless Your Children", awarded with the Christian Publishers Book Award.

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 includeBuilding 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, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker was identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. His organizations--The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation--have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Visit JohnMaxwell.com for more information.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) is a member of the board of governors and professor of theology at Regent College.

Dr. Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA, where he has served for over 40 years. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than sixty books, including the top devotional Every Day in His Presence. Dr. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries. The “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” program is transmitted throughout the world on more than 1,200 radio outlets, 130 television stations/networks, and language projects in more than 50 languages. The award-winning In Touch devotional magazine is printed in four languages with more than 12 million copies each year. Dr. Stanley’s goal is best represented by Acts 20:24, “Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love.” This is because, as he says, “It is the Word of God and the work of God that changes people’s lives.”

John Trent, PhD, is president of StrongFamilies.com. He has written or co-authored more than a dozen award-winning and best-selling books, including five books for children and Dad’s Everything Book for Daughters. John and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Kari and Laura, and live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than five million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, Peace for Today, Loved Back to Life, The Storm Inside, Five Minutes with Jesus and The Longing in Me. She is cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Sheila lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.

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