The Encounter: Sometimes God Has to Intervene

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Nov 8, 2011 - Religion - 176 pages
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"Great storytelling from Steve Arterburn! Read The Encounter and learn things about yourself that you never knew were there."--Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer

The past can be a dark and haunting place - full of secrets and mysteries too deep, too painful to confess.

For Jonathan Rush, a wealthy and famous entrepreneur, this is an agonizing and startling reality -- one he never knew existed in his life until now. On a mission to Fairbanks, Alaska, to uncover the truth behind his mother's abandonment when he was only four years old, Jonathan comes face-to-face with his unresolved bitterness as well as a mysterious woman named Mercy who holds the key to unlocking the secrets of his past. Somehow he must convince Mercy to confide in him, learn how to forgive his mother, and -- even more painful -- learn how to forgive himself.

The Encounter, from best-selling author, counselor, and speaker Stephen Arterburn, artfully reveals the power of your story, the fierce need for acceptance, and the true hope of healing. Discover in its pages the radical joys of forgiveness both toward others as well as from the ultimate healer and forgiver: Jesus Christ.

Through the truth and hope revealed in this gripping parable, learn to step out from the darkness of a painful past and into the healing light of a forgiven future.
 

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The encounter-- by Stephen Arterburn. I had a chance to review this book through Booksneeze program for my honest and fair review, all opinions are my own. I request this book after knowing this book ... Read full review

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I was pleasantly surprised in reading The Encounter. I found it touching that Jonathan, the main character, is able to eventually understand and forgive his mother for having left him behind when he ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
9
Chapter Three
15
Chapter Four
23
Chapter Five
33
Chapter Six
37
Chapter Seven
41
Chapter Eight
45
Chapter Fourteen
91
Chapter Fifteen
103
Chapter Sixteen
109
Chapter Seventeen
123
Chapter Eighteen
127
Chapter Nineteen
137
Chapter Twenty
139
The Truth Behind the Fiction
141

Chapter Nine
55
Chapter Ten
59
Chapter Eleven
73
Chapter Twelve
77
Chapter Thirteen
87
Solitude and Discussion Guide
161
Acknowledgment
165
About the Author
167
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Stephen Arterburn is anbsp; New York Times nbsp;bestselling author with more than eight million books in print. He most recently toured with Women of Faith, which he founded in 1995. Arterburn founded New Life Treatment Centers as a company providing Christian counseling and treatment in secular psychiatric hospitals. He also began "New Life Ministries", producing the number-one Christian counseling radio talk show, New Life Live , with an audience of more than three million. He and his wife Misty live near Indianapolis. nbsp;

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