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Caught Off Guard: Encounters with the Unexpected God

Author: Date: January 24, 2014


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In Caught Off Guard, Bill Smith bridges the chasm between the heart and the head. Where is the reality of God in the middle of careers and groceries? Why are so many believers frustrated with the enormous gap between what they know about God and how they actually live?

Smith graciously addresses these seekers who have become dissatisfied with merely “talking theology” and instead yearn to taste and experience the “real thing,” a God who longs for relationship with them. With real stories from today and biblical times, Smith demonstrates surprising and often unnoticed attributes of a loving and purposeful God by proving:
  • How God draws near to the radically undeserving
  • How God responds to people who have feeble faith or even active doubt
  • How God will help you as you seek to live a righteous life
  • How God changes the people around you by radically transforming your heart, mind, and soul

In this book, Smith draws an irresistible picture of the heart of God that shatters conventional wisdom, remains true to biblical principles and invites people to reconsider a deeper trust in our uncontrollable, loving God.

About the Author

William P. Smith, M.Div., Ph.D. Bill is a Pastor and Director of the Community Counseling Center at Chelten Baptist Church, Dresher, PA. He has authored the book Loving Well: Even If You Haven’t Been and numerous CCEF minibooks including How Do I Stop Losing It with My Children? and How to Love Difficult People. Bill and his wife Sally are the parents of three very active children.

Book Details

202 pages
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2007