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God Out Of The Box: How one man brought God into his everyday life Hardcover – February 22, 2007

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Miracles still happen when you do what He says!

Chuck Ripka says, "Anything is possible when you obey God!"

These stories are incredible. The principles are saturated with wisdom for the ages. So sit back, put your feet up, and get ready to settle in for some old-fashioned storytelling.

Here are a few of the fifteen principles that he has intricately woven into his message: -Above all else, God desires your obedience. -When you obey God, He takes care of the bottom line. -Stop praying only for others. Start praying with them. -Don't try to keep God in a box. He has no limits.

Chuck Ripka has learned how to hear God's voice and to get out of His way.

In 2003, the Lord gave Chuck a message: The secular world will call. Early the next year, he received a phone call from the New York Times Magazine.

The faith-at-work story received national and international attention. Chuck has been granting interviews about God and faith in the marketplace to media outlets around the world, including CBS, CNBC, the London Times, Good Housekeeping, and many more.

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OBEDIENCE--a one-word philosophy that brings about success!

Chuck Ripka is a simple man who has tapped into the power of a limitless God. This is the true story of the cofounder and senior vice president of Riverview Community Bank in rural Ostego, MN, a man who banks on God.

Chuck Ripka's bank opened with a goal of $15 million for the first year. Because he was obedient, the bank's deposits shot to $43 million, exceeding all expectations.

He ignored counsel that told him not to mix biblical principles with banking. Because he was obedient, many situations have had miraculous endings.

A salesman prophesied over Chuck and told him to pray with people. Because he was obedient, souls have been saved and lives have been transformed.

Not only does Chuck share incredible stories, but he also outlines fifteen principles that will change your personal and professional life.

Maybe it's time for you to take God out of the box and see what He wants to do in your life.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Charisma House (February 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599790564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599790565
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roger Moon on September 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
We often put God in a box when we try to control our own situations or try to figure out what He is doing around and through us, forgetting His ways and thoughts are always higher than ours. Chuck Ripka in his book shows us through his God stories--true, heart-moving, personal testimonies--that the secret to "letting God out of the box" is our simple obedience; just doing what He tells us, nothing more nothing less. We experience so much more of Him, including miracles, when we let Him lead us. This book is awe-spiring and will prompt you to act out your faith. I highly recommend it!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie L. Locke on October 17, 2007
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This book is refreshingly faith inspiring. And also encouraged me to continue to "reach for" that which I believe God has promised and is doing and to be obedient "even when it does not make any sense". Thank you Chuck Ripka!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lam K. Chung on November 4, 2007
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I have not read such a good Christian book for years. Truly inspiring with many important lessons embedded within the stories. Must read!
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'GOD OUT OF THE BOX' REALLY SHOWS YOU THE LORD'S HEART TOWARDS US. THROUGH WELL WRITTEN INSTANCES IN CHUCK RIPKA'S LIFE, HE SHOWS US HOW GOD SPEAKS TO HIM CONTINUALLY. HE ALSO ENCOURAGES US TO HAVE THE SAME RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD. CHUCK SHOWS US THAT GOD WANTS AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH EVERYONE. FIRST THROUGH SALVATION (THERE ARE SEVERAL IN THE BOOK) AND THEN THROUGH AN INTIMATE FELLOWSHIP WHERE THE LORD GUIDES US IN 'EVERY AREA' OF OUR LIVES. I FOUND IT BEST TO READ ONE CHAPTER A DAY AND JUST MEDITATE ON THE INSIGHTS AND TRUTHS FOUND IN EACH CHAPTER. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE LORD IS AND WHERE HE CAN BE IN YOUR LIFE ON MONDAY THRU SATURDAY, YOU WILL THOROUGHLY BE BLESSED BY THIS BOOK.
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