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The God Who Speaks : Learning the Language of God :  Learning the Language of God - Johnson

The God Who Speaks : Learning the Language of God

Learning the Language of God

By: Johnson

Paperback Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780802827548
Number Of Pages: 215

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As Christians we believe that God speaks -- that God has spoken to people down through the centuries and still speaks to us today. But just how does God speak to us? Has his speech changed over time? And how do we bhearb the voice of God? In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson explores the subject of divine speech, highlighting its importance to faith and leading Christian believers into the practice of listening for Godbs voice in daily life.

Johnson first explores the biblical foundations of divine communication, tracing the ways that God has spoken to humankind from the calling of Abraham, to the appearance of Jesus, to the continuing work of the Spirit in the early church. He then gleans important lessons about Godbs language from a wide range of Christian figures throughout history -- Polycarp, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Cvila, Henri Nouwen, and others.

As this historical record shows, God communicates with us in a variety of ways. In exploring these different modes of bGodSpeech, b Johnson deftly guides readers into the practice of bintensive listening, b a way of posing issues to God and discerning his response. Numerous anecdotes illuminate Johnsonbs discussion, and each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion as well as suggestions for journaling. Johnson concludes the book by recounting a number of personal experiences that vividly illustrate the value of learning to listen to Godbs voice.

At a time when many Christians hunger for a more personal, meaningful connection with God, this book shows readers how to discern divine language and forge a closer, richer relationship with bthe God who speaks.b

Introductionp. vii
The Biblical Foundation
The God Who Speaksp. 3
GodSpeech in Christp. 18
GodSpeech through the Spiritp. 32
The Historical Development
GodSpeech: From Polycarp to Julian of Norwichp. 51
GodSpeech: From Saint Teresa of Avila to Henri Nouwenp. 71
Practical Applications
The Practice of Prayer as Response to GodSpeechp. 89
The Various Modes of GodSpeechp. 109
Understanding the Syntax of GodSpeechp. 131
The Practice of Listening for Godp. 148
Experiences of Intensive Listeningp. 157
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ISBN: 9780802827548
ISBN-10: 0802827543
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.49  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.31