At one time or another, every Christian goes through a period which is referred to as a "desert experience"-a time when they feel forsaken by God, in doubt about what God would have them do, a period of darkness of the soul. Many, during those times, feel they are alone in this experience, but this thought-provoking book shows readers that they are not alone-that in fact, many well-known Christians have been there also. Featuring personal testimonies from each contributor, The Desert Experience offers readers encouragement and valuable lessons from those who have made it through the "desert"-lessons of hope, humility, goodwill, and the sovereignty of God -all lessons necessary for the maturing of a Christian.
Tommy BarnettNotify me of new titles added by this author
Tommy Barnett is the senior pastor of Phoenix First Assembly of God, one of the fastest growing churches in America and home base for more than 260 outreach ministries. He also serves as chancellor of Southeastern University and founded the original Dream Center in Los Angeles. He’s the author of Multiplication, Hidden Power, Reaching Your Dreams, and other books. Tommy lives in Phoenix with his wife, Marja. They are parents of three children who have all grown up to be successful church leaders.
Nancie CarmichaelNotify me of new titles added by this author
Nancie Carmichael and her husband, Bill, were the founding publishers of Christian Parenting Today, Virtue, and Parents of Teenagers magazines, with a combined readership of over one million. Nancie is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books. For thirty-five years, she and her husband have conducted conferences across the U.S. and Canada on marriage, family, parenting, and leadership. She and her husband have five children and seven grandchildren.
John C. MaxwellNotify me of new titles added by this author
John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert and author who has sold more than 21 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained nearly 6 million leaders in 177 countries worldwide. Each year he speaks to the leaders of diverse organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the National Football League, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books that have sold more than a million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His blog can be read at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell.
Charles F. StanleyNotify me of new titles added by this author
Charles F. Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than fifty books, with sales of more than nine million copies. He has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1971, and the church now has more than 8,000 members. Dr. Stanley has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1984-86); and his outreach ministry—In Touch—reaches nearly 2,600 radio and television outlets in more than fifty languages. Dr. Stanley was inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s (NRB) Hall of Fame in 1988, and the Religious Heritage of America named him Clergyman of the Year in 1989, an award that recognizes pastors who strive to make Judeo-Christian principles part of America’s daily life.
Jill BriscoeNotify me of new titles added by this author
A native of Liverpool, England, Jill Briscoe has an active speaking and writing ministry that has taken her to many countries. She has written more than forty books and is executive editor of Just Between Us, a magazine of encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership. She and her husband, Stuart, are ministers at large of Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin, where Stuart served as senior pastor for thirty years. They have three children and thirteen grandchildren. From the Hardcover edition.
Gordon MacDonaldNotify me of new titles added by this author
Gordon MacDonald is an author, speaker, and teacher. He was a pastor for more than thirty-five years, most recently the senior minister at Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts. When he stepped down from that position, the Grace Chapel congregation honored him with the title, Pastor Emeritus.
MacDonald has written more than a dozen books and co-authored others with his wife, Gail. Perhaps his best known book has been Ordering Your Private World which won the Gold Medallion Award. There are almost a million and a half copies of this book in print, and it has been translated into a dozen or more languages. Among his other books are Secrets of a Generous Life (Published by Tyndale, Fall 2002), The Life God Blesses, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, When Men Think Private Thoughts and Mid-Course Correction (a book on "deep life-change"). A revision of Ordering Your Private World was released in January '03. He writes regularly for each addition of Leadership Journal and has a column ("Out of my Files") which appears on the LeadershipJournal.net website.
MacDonald serves as an Editor-at-Large with Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of World Relief Corporation, an NAE-associated relief and development organization committed to the alleviation of suffering and poverty in the areas of HIV/Aids, Micro-Enterprise Development, refugee resettlement and disaster assistance.
As a speaker, Gordon MacDonald addresses conferences of leaders both in the world of the church and business. He has spoken for such organizations as the American Standard Company, ServiceMaster, and forums of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). MacDonald regularly teaches at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in New England. He also speaks frequently at seminars for the Willow Creek Association leadership conferences both here in the US and in other parts of the world.
His academic background includes a prep school graduation from the Stony Brook School, a B.A. from the University of Colorado ('62), and a M. Div from Denver Seminary ('66). Barrington College (later merged with Gordon College) awarded MacDonald an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in 1979.
The MacDonalds live in Canterbury, N.H., where they have maintained a quiet home in the woods for more than twenty years called Peace Ledge. Their greatest enjoyment is in their two married children and five grandchildren. Beyond that the MacDonalds are hikers, bikers, skiers, and voracious readers.
J. I. PackerNotify me of new titles added by this author
Gary A. Parrett is professor of educational ministries and worship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the coauthor of The Many Colored Kingdom.
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Sheila WalshNotify me of new titles added by this author
Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and best-selling author with more than 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith(r), Sheila has reached more than 3.5 million women by artistically combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word.
Author of the best-selling memoir Honestly and the Gold Medallion nominee for The Heartache No One Sees, Sheila's most recent release, The Shelter of God's Promises, has also been turned into a DVD curriculum and in-depth Bible study. The Gigi, God's Little Princess book and video series has won the National Retailer's Choice Award twice and is the most popular Christian brand for young girls in the United States.
Sheila co-hosted The 700 Club and her own show Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh. She is currently completing her Masters in Theology.
Jack HayfordNotify me of new titles added by this author
Jack Hayford is founding pastor of The Church On The Way, chancellor of The King's University, and founder of the Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture. He is the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 100 books, and his national radio and television programs span the world. He and his wife, Anna, live near Los Angeles, California.
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