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Face to Face: Meeting God in the Quiet Places [Kindle Edition]

Monte Kline
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Book Description

Does God Want to Speak to You?

There's No Substitute for Your Own Personal Encounter with God

Imagine having a meeting with God that would forever transform your Christian life. What if you could create special times alone with God for illumination, direction on decisions, and just the delight of being in his presence like nothing you've ever experienced before? What is you could come "face to face" with God? Following the pattern of Abraham, Elijah, Paul, and other biblical characters, FACE TO FACE shows the way you can create those life-changing encounters.

You Will Discover

  • A way to meet with God and hear his voice
  • Keys to escaping the "noise" and busyness of life
  • A radically different and intimate way to pray
  • A method to "capture" your spiritual transformation
  • How to encounter God through a Personal Retreat

˃˃˃ What Readers Say:

"Absolutely the best with understanding the need of meeting God and a great "How to" to accomplish it. It was a great help in encouraging me to want to be with God and helping me get to that point." -- Flora Tevis

"If you describe your walk with God as more of a limp, or if you face a pivotal crossroad in your life, or if you simply long to experience more of the personal presence of the God who created and loves you....this book is for you!" -- Tim Kizziar

"Spending time to talk with God and to think about him and welcome him into our lives every day really helps in every part of our journey. Recommended read for Christians and even non-Christians who want to find happiness, peace, and purpose in their lives." -- Caroll Lee

"As we live in our hectic, fast-paced world, it is difficult to focus on God and discern His direction for our life. In Face to Face, Monte Kline provides practical guidelines for personal retreats for spiritual revival and divine problem-solving. It is a valuable resource for helping me with my relationship with God. Every believer should read this book." -- Helmut Teichert

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Editorial Reviews


Our ministry is getting people to come apart in groups, but the real work is accomplished one by one. Monte Kline s book is a rich treasure house of guidance for individually facing God through retreat. ----David R. Talbott, Director of Advancement Mount Hermon Christian Camps & Conference Center, Mount Hermon, California

Face to Face lays out a game plan for a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Christ. ----Tom Flick, Motivational Speaker and former NFL quarterback

Only you and Him. It stands to reason you need some quality time Face to Face. ----Stu Weber, Author of Tender Warrior

About the Author

After a background in Christian ministry on college campuses, Monte Kline focused his attention on the biblical design for health in body, mind, and spirit. Experiencing the spiritual refreshment of many special times away with God, he began a study of personal retreats as found throughout the Bible and employed by Christians throughout the centuries. In this book he shares how you can create your own face to face encounters with God, believing that theres no substitute for your own personal encounter with God.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Face to Face---much needed material April 7, 2010

I really liked your book "Face to Face" (if I didn't, I'd tell you that too!). It has stimulated me to restart my journaling and to plan a personal retreat.

I hope your book is a huge success and will go on to additional printings.

It will be a blessing to many. It has been to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beginner's guide to a deeper walk. December 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Because I sense a personal need for a deeper walk with the Lord, I have been reading books to help me find a path to it. The author states very clearly that the goal of this book is "to lead you into a life of `face to face' meetings with God - encounters after which you will never be the same.|"

His in-depth study of the many times that Jesus Christ went off to a quiet place to meet with His Father and what happened immediately thereafter make the reader sit up and take notice. They help create a thirst to find that same kind of close relationship with the Lord. Since God the Son needed and carved out special times with his Father in heaven, how can we expect to maintain our spiritual life without spending in depth time with Him to learn what He wants to teach us through one-on-one encounters?

The writer frequently quotes men recognized as teachers in the evangelical world. One of those quotes reminds us that we are human beings, not human doings.

Once we recognize our own spiritual impotency, we are likely to be driven to overcome our emptiness by carving out time for a Spiritual Retreat with the Lord. Most of the book details how and what and where to make that happen. . . and what to do when it does.

The author considers a recording of one's ongoing relationship with God in a personal journal to be essential for spiritual growth. That's where we bare our hearts to the Lord and subsequently become aware of His presence in our lives.

The large font, frequent use of bold face type and lots of white space on each page make this book inviting. Five or six questions at the end of the ten chapters in this fast paced book provide opportunity "For Further Thought & Discussion" and make the book a good one for group study

Highly recommended for all who want a closer walk with Jesus Christ. (I read the soft cover 2010 format.)

-Hope Irvin Marston, author of EYE ON THE IDITAROD: AISLING'S QUEST
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I enjoyed the forthright style of writing throughout the book. Page 18 provided an excellent list.This list gave Scripture to support our unrealized identity in Christ. This is a list I will refer to often. Author Monty Kline threaded nuggets of gold such as this list throughout. There were sections at the end of each chapter for further discussion and thought, which would be invaluable for a small group environment. The Notes section also a nice touch and an excellent point of reference.

The second paragraph of the Introduction in Face To Face in my understanding was the mission statement for the entire book. So important for the reader to read the Introduction, as the Introduction was clearly an exhortation to become more personal with God.

Face To Face provided quotes from famous Christians. I enjoyed Larry Crabb's quote (page 36) as well as the author's journal entries from previous Personal Retreats. I enjoyed the journal entries and very much related to what Mr. Kline shared. The writer clearly had a way of allowing me to feel that I was his friend, and his encouragement and gentle prodding to for me to pursue a personal retreat was quite endearing. His soft humor did not escape me and I appreciated his interesting comments throughout the book.

One criticism was I would rather not have to read Rick Warren's quotes (see Church of Tares).

My biggest takeaway were "Track 5 Moments". I quote, "Track 5 Moments are noiseless moments, moments when God's voice shouts from his creation. They are intense, almost Edenic moments when your connection with God is unhindered-when you are "face to face". Personal Retreats invite you to Track 5 Moments." Sign me up!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Content May 19, 2010
We all need and desire more of a sense of God's personal presence in our lives. Monte makes a very compelling case for the use of personal retreats to accomplish this purpose. He does not claim personal retreats are the "end-all-be-all" but he does invite the reader into a new way of journeying with God. His book is very instructive and very informative. While I greatly appreciate the instruction and information, my favorite part of the book is the application. It is one thing to be inspired to seek God in new ways, and it is another, and better thing, to be equipped on how to pursue this new way. He uses his own experiences to give the reader a vision which can, and should, lead to action. If you describe your walk with God as more of a limp, or if you face a pivotal crossroad in your life, or if you simply long to experience more of the personal presence of the God who created and loves you....this book is for you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time Out January 19, 2015
Kline's main thesis is the importance of meeting God "face to face" through Personal Retreat [capitalise 'P' for personal, author's]. The concept of personal retreats as a part of spiritual growth is well known. Kline expends on this concept of Personal Retreat by giving his definition, motivation, biblical examples, types of prayer, fasting, and specific ways to do it.

This is a good book for those who wants to take 'time out' for a personal retreat but do not know how. What is powerful about this book is in Chapter 10 where Kline shared one of his own Personal Retreat at Steens Mountain in south-eastern Oregon in 2003. It was a humbling personal sharing about the circumstances that led him there and extracts from his personal journal on his meeting "face to face" experiences with God. Reading that allows the reader an insight on how powerful a Personal Retreat can be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved reading this book
Loved reading this book. Clarified so many things around growing with God intentionally and has much practical advice along with theory on personal retreats
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5.0 out of 5 stars Make the Time
Our addiction to technology and constant activity has made us terrified of the quiet and being alone with God. Dr. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Laurinda Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars TIMELY BOOK
So there I was, peacefully minding my own business, when I saw an email from Dr Kline requesting a review of his book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sylvia M Dallas
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
It was thought provoking to be reminded about encountering God in a fresh and personal way. I want to meet God face to face every day and hope to find those special uninterrupted... Read more
Published 1 month ago by David
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting book
I chose to give this book three stars because I picked it up on a whim and managed to get all the way through it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alledria
5.0 out of 5 stars spiritual revival and divine problem-solving
As we live in our hectic, fast-paced world, it is difficult to focus on God and discern His direction for our life. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Helmut Teichert
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read for getting in touch with God once more
Quite a good book about getting to know God personally, without the need
for intercessions. Spending time to talk with God and to think about him
and welcome him into our... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Caroll Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Face to Face with God
Absolutely the best with understanding the need of meeting God and a great "How to" to accomplish it. Read more
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Monte Kline (b. 1949) grew up in the small village of Coal Valley, Illinois. Attracted to the mountains and seashore of the Pacific Northwest through vacations as a child, he went to college at Oregon State University, graduating with a degree in earth science in 1971. After having come to college as a confirmed atheist, he became a Christian his sophomore year.

Upon graduation, he and his wife, Nancy, served for several years in college campus Christian ministry, during which time he developed a serious cancer condition. After undergoing weeks of agonizingly painful conventional cancer treatment, a friend suggested he pursue a natural medicine approach, an approach that ultimately restored his health and implanted a desire to communicate biblical principles of health. His first book, EAT, DRINK & BE READY grew from that experience. Subsequent health-oriented books and booklets include THE JUNK FOOD WITHDRAWAL MANUAL, VITAMIN MANUAL FOR THE CONFUSED, THE SICK AND TIRED MANUAL, and BODY, MIND & HEALTH.

In 1984 Monte completed a Ph.D. in Nutrition & Wholistic Health Sciences and went into clinical nutrition practice. His Pacific Health Center clinic, headquartered in Sisters, Oregon, uses a virtual health screening technology available to anyone with an internet connection for assessing nutrient deficiencies, food and environmental sensitivities, toxins, and compatible supplements and natural remedies.

Monte's most recent work, FACE TO FACE: MEETING GOD IN THE QUIET PLACES focuses on deepening one's relationship with God through Personal Retreats. He recently completed a revised and expanded edition of his 1992 book BODY, MIND & HEALTH.

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