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K!Mberly
Apr 28, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
I do want this book to be a bridge to faith conversations, but not a tract with use of Christian words that are triggers for some people. I find that Christians are rarely talking at all about faith, outside of our already Christian friends. Can I help encourage more dialogue by encouraging people to share this book? I grew up an evangelical Christian. In this tradition of faith, we have promoted evangelism like this: try to "close the deal" in our faith conversations with always inviting the person to a prayer of repentance. I believe some people (if not most people) need to be invited to start seeking God, and as they open their heart, they let the Holy Spirit woo them to his Truth. Everyone is on a continuum where they are about who God is, whether Jesus is Divine, or anything that the Bible teaches about the Triune God. My hope with this book building bridges is that it will help move people closer to knowing and experiencing God. That once you've shared it, and opened that door, you can hopefully have deeper conversations that may offer you the privilege of praying with your friend to realize the fullness of what Christ did for us. And our need "repent and surrender" in order to truly experience what he offers us in relationship with him. With this book, in regards to those who are not following Jesus, I want to invite people to hear others' perspectives who have a relationship with God. If this stirs up a desire to know more, there is an invitation in "How about You?" to pursue answers to questions about faith at everyperson.com (which is a website with articles and clear presentation on how to have a relationship with God). We need to build more bridges. Yesterday one of the friends in Team59 wrote that in order for her to want to promote the book, she wanted me to include a better explanation of atonement for sin in the introduction. I have had two others give feedback the other direction: As it is, Experience God "used language that was inaccessible or caused offense." One was this: The person he prayerfully gave it to was offended and didn't want to have a chat about it. Another friend said, that she knew that it wasn't the right thing to give a woman she spends weekly time with. The book had too MUCH Christianese to lead to a positive conversation about faith with this woman (I was trying not to use ANY "Christianese!"). So, this is the experiment of Team59: Does this booklet work as a bridge to conversations about faith with friends who are not currently followers of Jesus. I encourage you to share it with someone who is not following Jesus (but not against following Jesus!!) Will this work as a bridge to deeper conversations about faith with our friends who don't yet follow Jesus? If it does, then we can include that in the promotion of the book when it is published. I write this post to share my reasoning for why the book is what it is (not a tract inviting a person to follow Jesus and how to do that), and how I am wrestling with the competing feedback!
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
How to pass it on? Copy the dropbox link below for a square stationery page to print. It also has a suggested cover letter. Below is the text of the letter in the link. You can change it up or write your own. Looking forward to hearing that this made it easy to "have a chat" about it. Make sure to log back in here and tell us how it went! https://www.dropbox.com/s/1okp1yl58b455le/Cover%20Letter%3ABlank%20Letter%20for%20Booklet%20Given%20as%20a%20Gift.pdf?dl=0 My friend Kimberly has written this little book. I find it an intriguing way to explain the different ways that people experience the God of the Bible. You know I'm a Christian and I’d like you to know and understand better that important part of who I am. These days, “Christian” carries a lot of misunderstanding, and meanings. This little book helps explain how I see faith in Jesus, and experiencing and loving a personal God. I'm wondering if you'd read it this week. Then I’d love a chance to hear what you think about it.
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Tell us a story, give and example, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God more through CELEBRATION and the mysteries that come with a life with a supernatural, unseen God. NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you Experienced God with Enthusiasm? content media
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Tell us a story, give and example, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God more through enjoying beauty, and engaging your senses. NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you Experienced God through beauty and the senses? content media
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Tell us a story, give and example, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God by fighting injustice and bringing his Kingdom values to society? NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you Experienced God through Activism? content media
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Tell us a story, give and example, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God more through enjoying nature. NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you Experienced God through contemplation? content media
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
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What's a story from your life or someone you know, share a passage from the Bible, or someone's biography. Teach us how to experience God as you work hard or live simply. NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How Have You Experienced God in Simplicity (Asceticism)? content media
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K!Mberly
Mar 31, 2021
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Tell us a story how you enjoy tradition and ritual. Share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God more this way. NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you Experienced God through Tradition & Ritual? content media
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K!Mberly
Feb 22, 2021
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Tell us a story, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God as a caregiver? NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you experienced God through Caregiving? content media
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K!Mberly
Feb 16, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Yeah, besides the fact that I shouldn't use "got" in this way if I'm a serious writer. This Experience God BOOKS is a "big hairy audacious goal." And I'm not even sure what is the goal! But I know I want to get the English version published. I know that a traditional publisher won't bite. I don't have half a million social media followers (This is what you learn by going to writers conferences). So I'm fixing to Publish-on-Demand (POD). I'll get someone to help me get an ebook version into Kindle Direct Publishing...and any other ways to purchase downloads from this site. To start with this 59FIFTY-NINE team, I'll be the sole distributor of a small pile of the CD sized booklets. By next year, I'd love that little booklet version to be sold by a tract distributor. We shall see!
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K!Mberly
Feb 16, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Tell us a story, give and example, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God more through enjoying nature. NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How have you Experienced God in Nature? content media
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K!Mberly
Feb 16, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Tell us a story, share a passage from the Bible or a book. Teach us how to experience God more through study and using our brains! NOTE: When you contribute to this forum, you agree to allow use of your response in marketing the book.
How Have You Experienced God through Your Intellect? content media
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K!Mberly
Feb 16, 2021
In Welcome to the Forum
Vietnamese? Spanish? Chinese? A journal? A Children's Book? A coloring book? If you've got ideas and potential writing partners with connections to publishing in that context, let me know here or PM me!
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