This book explores the deep and abiding human need for contemplation, for coming to terms with and standing in awe of the nature and character of the God revealed in the Scriptures. When so much is wrong in the world, when our lives are troubled by so many threats, both real and imagined, we must learn to look to God and to see all things, including ourselves, in the light of who he is. A life of faithful contemplation begins to free us from the bad desires, false expectations, and corrupting illusions that bind us against our will and keep us from the fullness promised in the gospel. ""I wouldn't hesitate to rank Chris Green's Surprised by God among the great spiritual classics. Although such an endorsement for a new book may appear to be hyperbolic, I do not intend it as an exaggeration. Drawing on contemporary spiritual luminaries as well as a wide array of ancient thinkers--Mothers and Fathers of the church--Green weaves together a spiritual reflection on God that is as timely as it is outstanding."" --Robby Waddell, Southeastern University Chris E. W. Green is Associate Professor of Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN and Teaching Pastor at Sanctuary Church in Tulsa, OK.