Experiencing God Outside The Box: Growing More Intimate With The Real God by Paul MeierExperiencing God Outside The Box: Growing More Intimate With The Real God by Paul Meier

Experiencing God Outside The Box: Growing More Intimate With The Real God

byPaul Meier

Paperback | May 12, 2015

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The greatest calling we can have during our brief journey here on Planet Earth is to earnestly yearn and search, without prejudice, for an intimate relationship with the one and only true Creator God, outside the box. The vast masses of humans never get this deep and blindly believe whatever they have been taught about God, often out of fear of rejection by family or peers. Others see God as a Heavenly Version of their earthly fathers. Paul Meier, MD, is a psychiatrist and theologian whose books have been read by over seven million people in over thirty languages all around the world, and he describes the many prejudicial mountains that must be climbed to become intimate with the real God. Dr. Meier also gives many positive ways to assist you to make that earnest search for "Experiencing God Outside the Box".
Paul Meier, MD is the author or co-author of more than 90 books that have sold more than seven million copies in more than 30 languages. He is also the founder of the national chain of nonprofit Meier Clinics. He is a graduate of the Duke University Psychiatry Residency and is also an ordained minister and graduate of Dallas Theologica...
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Title:Experiencing God Outside The Box: Growing More Intimate With The Real GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1630473871

ISBN - 13:9781630473877

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What is a psychiatrist doing writing a book about experiencing God outside the box? Thousands of our Meier Clinics clients eventually ask our 100+ psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists spiritual questions that will be addressed in this book. If you have doubts and lots of unanswered questions about God, then, in my opinion, that makes the real God who created you very happy, because you are making good use of the heart and brain he gave you when he created you in his spiritual image. To have no doubts or questions about God is to be spiritually lazy, because you have passively accepted whatever the authorities in your environment taught you, or you are assuming that your Heavenly Father is merely a grand photocopy of your earthly father, a mistake most people make to some extent. Even your genetic makeup and brain chemistry distort your view of God, of others, of yourself, and even of life itself. You think you have a personal relationship with the real God who created this expanding universe, and you may. But your relationship might very well be with a God In The Box, with many of the influences and pat answers you have been told and passively accepted without thinking it through.Stop and think about this concept for a moment: If you ask seven billion strangers to tell you what they think the real God of this universe is really like, you will get some views of God that are similar, but each will be uniquely somewhat different. The fact that seven billion people have seven billion differing views of God proves that not a single one of them can be completely correct. Think about that, because that also proves that your view of God as well as my own view cannot possibly be 100 percent correct and our views are certainly not 100 percent comprehensive. We only know a small fraction of what we can know about him until we spend time with him in person in Heaven.The purpose of this book is not to take away anyone's faith in God, but rather to assist you in the most noble and spiritually rewarding of all earthly tasks---experiencing God outside the box. This means seeing him more closely, in an accurate picture, after reading this book. It also means growing more intimate with God than you already are now while basing your relationship partially or largely on how you have been programmed to see him and know him.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Father Factor

Chapter Two: Climbing 10 Mountains that Keep Us from Experiencing God Outside the Box

Chapter Three: Codependency and Our View of God

Chapter Four: Oh, Death, Where is Thy Sting?

Chapter Five: My Super Bowl Dream

Chapter Six: My Calling

Chapter Seven: My Experience with Henry Blackaby, Author of Experiencing God

Chapter Eight: My Dream about God the Father

Chapter Nine: My Dream about the Holy Spirit

Chapter Ten: The "Real Us" and How We Find Ourselves

Chapter Eleven: Predicting the Future

Chapter Twelve: Experiencing God Outside the Box through the Eyes of C.S. Lewis

Chapter Thirteen: How Our Gene Pool Distorts Our God-View

Chapter Fourteen: How Our God-View Affects Our Joy and Meaning in Life

Chapter Fifteen: How Depravity (Narcissism) Distorts Our God-View

Chapter Sixteen: How Depravity (Narcissism) Affects the Relationship between Our Political Activities and Our Spirituality

Chapter Seventeen: Finding God's Will for Your Life

Chapter Eighteen: Experiencing God through One-Another Concepts

Chapter Nineteen: Philosophical Thoughts to Enhance Our Experience of God Outside the Box

Chapter Twenty: Salvation

Chapter Twenty-One: Experiencing God through Christian Psychology

Chapter Twenty-Two: The Christian Psychology Movement in Other Nations

Chapter Twenty-Three: Experiencing God through Dreams

Chapter Twenty-Four: The Problem of Bible Mistranslations

Chapter Twenty-Five: Atheism

Chapter Twenty-Six: My Four-Fold Daily Prayer

Editorial Reviews

This is an amazing book! It helped me see God in ways I never saw him before and to grow closer to him. It showed me many powerful ways to overcome the prejudices of my past. --- Dr. Jean-Luc Bertrand, author and Emmy Award winning TV producer, Paris, France Paul Meier gives us the complete picture of how to do this, spiritually, emotionally, relationally and neurologically. --- Dr. John Townsend, Psychologist and co-author of the bestselling Boundaries Series, Los AngelesPaul brings us face to face with many new facts and experiences that will hopefully enable us to re-think and 're-search' our relationship with God. . .This book will certainly help many find a new and more intimate relationship with the 'real God' and Father of us all. --- Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D., Psychologist and author, Brazil.