The Hidden Face of God
At some point in our lives, most of us experience the sense of God's absence. Rather than letting the distance widen, Michael Card says this is exactly the time for a deeper pursuit of God. The method he proposes is...
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At some point in our lives, most of us experience the sense of God's absence. Rather than letting the distance widen, Michael Card says this is exactly the time for a deeper pursuit of God. The method he proposes is recovery of the profound, biblical practice of lament. Lament allows our sorrows and suffering to surface in free and courageous expression to God. Lament is the groan of the Holy Spirit within us: our cries and tears, our longing for God's forgiveness of our sins, His healing of our inner and outer wounds, and the mercy of His salvation. Lament is finding the language of the deepest contents of our hearts and pouring out our hopes and hurts before the Father. In The Hidden Face of God, Michael Card leads us through forty reflections that help us learn the lost language of lament. Journey with this popular artist and writer toward a more profound and intimate connection with the heart of God. Book jacket.
Rape, incest, alcoholism, addiction, abortion. The list could go on and on with ways sin poisons our lives. And whether the sin is self-imposed or committed by someone else, it always has the potential to cause us a deep-seated sense of shame.
Shame often convinces us we are irreparably damaged at our very core. The enemy wants you to believe this lie. But God says that there is nothing about you or your past that cannot be redeemed. Learn how the healing love of God can bring good out of your darkest, most shameful secrets.
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Michael Card is an award-winning musician, performing artist and writer of "El Shaddai," "Immanuel" and many other songs. He has produced over 21 albums. He has also written numerous books, including A Fragile StoneThe Emotional Life of Simon Peter; Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity; A Violent Grace; The Parable of Joy and Sleep Sound in Jesus (a children's book).
A graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in biblical studies, Card is currently at work on a Ph.D. in classical literature. He also serves as mentor to many younger artists and musicians, teaching courses on the creative process and calling the Christian recording industry into deeper discipleship. Card lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children.