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With an Everlasting Love : Developing an Intimate Relationship with God - William A. Barry

With an Everlasting Love

Developing an Intimate Relationship with God

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God's desire for us Believers are torn between a desperate thirst for intimacy with God and a just as desperate fear of that intimacy. Acclaimed spiritual director William Barry explores this paradox to help believers get past the blocks that prevent intimacy. These blocks include our anger at God, our shame at and sorrow for sin, the dark side of our sexuality, our suffering, our fear of God's face, and our fear of God's anger. Using Jesus as the way to intimacy with God, Barry then reflects on how Jesus experienced intimacy with his friends, in his ministry, and through his death and resurrection. A final section proposes the Trinity as a model of true intimacy. Written with grace and passion, With an Everlasting Love - - draws from Scripture, literature, spiritual classics and personal examples - appeals to all denominations with its strong biblical basis - is by a highly recognized and praised authority in the field

Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
What Does God Want? What Do We Want?
What Does God Want?p. 11
The Deepest Desire of the Human Heartp. 25
Obstacles in the Way of Our Desire
The Fear of God's Facep. 39
Hearts in Hidingp. 51
Anger and Intimacy with Godp. 71
Eros, Sexuality and Intimacy with Godp. 84
Darkness, Pain and Intimacy with Godp. 102
Intimacy with Jesus
Jesus, A Man of His Timesp. 113
The Ministry of Jesusp. 131
Jesus' Last Weekp. 146
Conclusion: Shall We Dance?
Intimacy with the Trinityp. 161
Bibliographyp. 169
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ISBN: 9780809138920
ISBN-10: 0809138921
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.2