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Encountering Jesus

Encountering Jesus

Modern-Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence and Power

by James Stuart Bell

This book will draw you closer to the God who is intimately involved and cares about every detail of our lives.

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

In this all-new collection, people who have seen Jesus, heard His voice, or had Him intervene miraculously in their lives share their fascinating stories.

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "Encountering Jesus"

"God knew how to get my attention. He remembered the image that compelled me to see the real Jesus. I don’t know where my Jesus book is now, but I'll never forget that face. I knew who stood by my bed."

James Stuart Bell Is on Goodreads!

James Stuart Bell Is on Goodreads!

Learn more about prominent faith author James Stuart Bell, and find some reader-favorite quotes.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

When Jesus Shows Up: A Response to

When Jesus Shows Up: A Response to "Encountering Jesus"

Bruce Epperly

God is present everywhere, inspiring everyone, all the time, and every so often we notice it.

Wonderful Encounters

Wonderful Encounters

Monique Ocampo

I still remember the day that I felt that I was drowning in my anxiety and how Christ pulled me out of it one rainy afternoon.

The Miracle of Intimacy

The Miracle of Intimacy

Eddie Wang

As I read story after story in Encountering Jesus, I found myself drawn to the illustration of Jesus’ divine yet so very human intimacy. 

Real Stories, Real People, Real Love

Real Stories, Real People, Real Love

David Swartz

When I teach on the theology of spiritual experience, I assert that, while we cannot demand or claim any entitlement to this kind of thing, many of us may encounter Jesus Christ in powerful ways sometime during our earthly pilgrimage. He loves us so much that He cannot restrain Himself.

Encounters with Christ: Could God Do These Things?

Encounters with Christ: Could God Do These Things?

Kathy Schiffer

Bell’s stories are heartening, to be sure, and deeply personal. But there is an element of–what?–magical thinking that permeates some of the chapters.

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