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Connecting with God

A Spiritual Formation Guide

by Julia L. Roller, Lynda L. Graybeal

How can we experience God?

God has communicated with his people throughout the ages in many ways. Adam and Eve encountered him directly in the Garden of Eden, Teresa of Avila experienced him through visions, and Francis of Assisi heard his voice through nature. Connecting with God gives practical advice for communing on a deeply personal level with God. It uncovers new places to look for God, while providing reflection questions and activities to reinvigorate communication with God in such traditional areas as prayer and Bible study.

Divided into twelve chapters conveniently organized for individual or group study, each section explores a different area in which we can deepen our individual communion with God, including: Living with God • Talking with God • Meeting God in Scripture • Listening to God Through the Creation • Hearing God Through Other People • Perceiving God in Circumstances • Seeking God in Silence • Seeing God in Dreams and Visions • Sensing God's Presence • Encountering God's Messengers • Wrestling with God • Walking with God.

The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guides, created by Richard J. Foster and the team that developed The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible and the longstanding A Spiritual Formation Workbook, provide tangible lessons that help us become spiritually formed, conformed, and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. Geared for either individual study or use in small groups with chapter structure similar to A Spiritual Formation Workbook, each Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guide explores one facet of our life with God, providing readings from Scripture as well as classic and contemporary works of spirituality. The combination of readings, reflection questions, exercises, and activities makes these books invaluable interactive guides that prompt true spiritual growth. And they are a tremendous resource for connecting Scripture study with larger spiritual formation ideas and themes.