Synopses & Reviews
Best-selling author Cecil Murphey (90 Minutes in Heaven, Christmas Miracles), has enraptured countless readers with his lyrical style and deft storytelling, selling millions of books and winning numerous awards. Yet behind the scenes of his successful career, Murphey is on a personal quest for a deeper knowledge of God and himself. Out of this thirst for the transcendent comes Knowing God, Knowing Yourself, a collection of reflective statements captured with Murphey’s inimitable style. These aphorisms are often surprising, meant to startle the reader out of “common wisdom” into uncommon meditation; the goal is God- and self-discovery.Whether readers begin with a desire to know God or to know themselves, Knowing God, Knowing Myself will invite them to discover how these two longings are inextricably entwined. As they reflect and journal through this unforgettable book, readers will experience a growing awareness of God’s presence and a deepened inner life.
During such periods of spiritual blackout, we feel as if we’ve been put on hold, and we wait for God to get back on the line. We know it will be wonderful when the light comes back on and drives away the darkness, but we want it now, not later. Cecil Murphey has journeyed through this darkness on three separate occasions during his many years following Christ, with each time being more difficult than the last. He suggests that we have three choices when the lights go out: (1) we can give up, (2) we can examine ourselves for sin or failure, or (3) we can accept that God has hidden His face from us for a purpose. In When God Turned Off the Lights,
he shows how each of us can make the most of our time on hold by pondering the mysteries of God’s character, confident that He will turn on the lights once again.
In this resource, Murphey explains how Christians can make the most of their spiritual blackouts by pondering the mysteries of God's character, confident that He will turn the lights on once again.
About the Author
CECIL MURPHEY, known as “the man behind the words,” is an award-winning writer who has collaborated on a number of bestselling books, including 90 Minutes in Heaven and Heaven Is Real with Don Piper, Touchdown Alexander with Shaun Alexander and Rebel with a Cause with Franklin Graham. He is a recipient of the Gold Medallion Award, two-time recipient of the Silver Angel Award for Excellence in Media, and the inaugural recipient in 2007 of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Dr. Murphey is the author of Christmas Miracles, I Choose to Stay and The Immortality of Influence. He writes a weekly devotional for Crosswalk.com.