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Seeing Is Believing : Experience Jesus through Imaginative Prayer - Gregory A. Boyd

Seeing Is Believing

Experience Jesus through Imaginative Prayer

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780801065026
Number Of Pages: 220

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One of the most common problems with Christians in our modern secularized world is that they don't feel the reality of Jesus. Sure, they believe in him and love him, but he somehow doesn't seem to enter their daily lives in a real sense. Some might say, "You ought to pray more." Others would advise, "You ought to witness more." While this may be true, we don't get closer to God just because we "ought to." Boyd believes that the way to true spiritual transformation and feeling the presence of God in your life comes from a little R and R: rest and reality. Boyd encourages readers to stop striving and learn to rest in an experience of Jesus as real. The best way to do this, he says, is through imaginative prayer. Experiencing Jesus will teach readers how to use God's gracious gift of creative imagination to know him better and feel his presence in their daily lives.

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
The Foundation: Growing by Resting
The Futility of the "Try Harder" Solutionp. 21
The Pattern of This Worldp. 33
Four Aspects of the Fleshp. 39
Overcoming the Fleshp. 53
Experiencing Jesus
The Power of Imaginationp. 71
Imaginative Prayer in Scripture and Church Traditionp. 81
Resting in Christp. 97
Healing Memoriesp. 115
But What About ...?p. 127
From One Degree of Glory to Another
You Become What You See: Growing in the Fruit of Lovep. 143
Jesus Throws a Party: Growing in the Fruit of Joyp. 159
Jesus Closes the Terrified Eyes: Growing in the Fruit of Peacep. 175
But Is It for You? Answering Questions about Imaginative Prayerp. 191
Notesp. 209
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ISBN: 9780801065026
ISBN-10: 080106502X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3