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The Encounter

The Encounter Sometimes God Has to Intervene

By Steve Arterburn
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.06 Stars

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On 11/3 Maria wrote: "The Encounter", by Stephen Arterburn.Overview:  Jonathan "Gold" Rush is a wealthy businessman with great power living in Miami, Florida.  His mother abandoned him (for reasons Jonathan doesn't know until the end) when he was four and he lived in Fairbanks, Alaska at a children's home.  ... The Encounter

Maria's Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/3 James Matichuk wrote: I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did. A book about a middle-aged man on a self-destructive path having to face past wounds and in the process being met by God, sounded just a tad 'Shack-y' for my tastes. When the synopsis of the book online said: The Encounter, the unique new book from ... Mercy is the Name of an Old Lady?

James' Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/2 Rita T. wrote: I just finished reading The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn (Thomas Nelson) this morning. I have to admit that this book is quite easy to read and I did so in two days. I could have finished sooner if I hadn't had to be on jury duty yesterday .....The Encounter is a sweet tale - you might say parable ... The Encounter - A Timely Parable from Stephen Arterburn

Rita T.'s Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/2 Jori wrote: I received a copy of THE ENCOUNTER: SOMETIMES GOD HAS TO INTERVENE by Stephen Afterburn, from Thomas Nelson via BookSneeze. The book is about Jonathan Rush, a wealthy businessman in Florida who has never been able to deal with his mother’s abandonment. After a suicide attempt, he is advised to confront ... THE ENCOUNTER

Jori's Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/2 Gogetconnie wrote: It took me two weeks to get past page four, but I'm glad I did. I couldn't relate to the character: I`m not adopted, I'm not rich, I don't own my own plane or have a driver, and I'm not from Alaska, nor do I know anything about Alaska. I had to look up the definition of `bunny boots'. I thought this ... I'm glad I stuck with it

Gogetconnie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/31 mamaof4 wrote: “The Encounter” by Stephen Arterburn. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Religion/ Christian Living/ General. $15.99 US “The Encounter” is a parable. For those not too familiar with that term, it is a story that teaches a lesson. In this case, the story is of forgiveness given and received. The parallel ... The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

mamaof4's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/31 MJ's Mommy wrote: The book The Encounter: Sometimes, God Has to Intervene by Stephen Arterburn takes place in Fairbanks, Alaska where the main character, Jonathan Rush, has traveled to search for the truth behind his mother's abandonment when he was four years old.  With the help of a reporter, Jonathan's search ... Book Review of The Encounter: Sometimes, God has to Intervene by Stephen Arterburn

MJ's Mommy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/29 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Author, counselor and speaker Stephen Arterburn creates an easy Christian fiction read about God’s healing and forgiveness that is memorable and potent. Arterburn’s story takes place during the winter season in the blistering cold setting of Fairbanks, Alaska, with wealthy CEO Jonathan “Gold” ... Book Review: The Encounter: Sometimes God has to intervene by Stephen Arterburn

TheSpiritedNerd's Rating:

3 Stars

On 10/28 Nancy Famolari wrote: Jonathan Rush is an angry man. He is a successful business executive, but his anger is out of control, and he's tried to kill himself. The source of his anger is his mother. He doesn't know who she is, but he knows she abandoned him when he was four. He doesn't even know her name. This is the story of ... A Christian Parable of Forgiveness

Nancy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/28 Pebblekeeper wrote: Wow. It’s 3 a.m. I considered going back to sleep, after waking up at one thirty for just a few more pages. I started reading this book this morning, well, yesterday morning, and just couldn’t put it down. I even took it to the park, a walk, and in my truck to read between appointments. The story, ... Compelling Read

Pebblekeeper's Rating:

5 Stars