Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places

Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places

by Chuck DeGroat


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The Exodus story is your story.

The Israelites' liberation from Egypt and journey to the promised land is one the Bible's most compelling narratives. But the Exodus isn't just a long-ago Bible story. We each find ourselves enslaved: to work, to destructive relationships, to food, to spending . . . but beyond our personal Egypt lies God's promised land.

Chuck DeGroat shows how our wilderness journey helps us face our fears, receive our new identity, experience transformation, and live into our newfound freedom. Discussion questions follow each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592556731
Publisher: CRC Publications
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 587,736
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chuck DeGroat is director of the counseling center at City Church in San Francisco, as well as academic dean of the Newbigin House of Studies. He also served as professor and director of spiritual formation at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

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Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PamelaBarrett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sometimes you find the right book at the right time; Leaving Egypt was that book for me. I embraced the words Chuck De Groat wrote and hugged them to my heart every morning during my quiet time. Here is someone who is speaking too many of us who are holding onto things that are keeping us in bondage. Whether those burdens are actual possessions or addictions, or even comfortable habits that detract from our true purpose in this life, we need help to move on. Based on the Exodus story, De Groat draws comparisons between Israel¿s slavery in Egypt, and deliverance through Moses who leads them through the desert for forty years; with the areas in our lives that we are stuck in. We sometimes, like Israel, are frightened to let go and follow God not knowing what lies ahead. He shows us how we cling to the past, because it¿s known, and how we have trouble trusting that God has a better plan and wants freedom for us. This book is a must read for believers who desire a closer walk with God and I believe it could become a Christian classic along side devotionals like Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest. The format is easy to read with short chapters, subsections, and a few key questions to ponder at the end of each chapter. Leaving Egypt can be used as a basis for bible study or group study, and also good reference material for anyone in ministry who counsels the hurting and those struggling with addiction. 5 stars. I read this book through the Amazon Vine program.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!! It spoke to me personally so many times throughout the book and on so many different levels. Felt like the author was talking directly to me.