Experiencing Friendship with God
How the Wilderness Draws Us to His Presence
Oct 17, 2023 | 192 Pages
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“A kind guide to help us explore the riches of our friend and Savior, Jesus . . . You’ll love this book.”—Jess Connolly, author of You Are the Girl For the Job and Breaking Free From Body Shame
In the wilderness of the soul, we can become more familiar with pain than progress and more acquainted with loneliness than companionship. But what if the purpose of our wandering is not to reach the Promised Land but to recognize that God is with us in the desert?
In Experiencing Friendship with God, speaker and pastor Faith Eury Cho draws on Brother Lawrence’s ancient wisdom about intimacy with God to help us know God’s Presence more fully in today’s complicated world. With practical ideas and stories from her own spiritual journey, Faith explores how to
• wrestle with the tension of believing in God even when we can’t sense Him
• glean wisdom from Israel’s journey in the wilderness
• understand what a life centered around God’s Presence looks like
• find tools to deepen our intimacy with God
• embrace the paradox of mystery and faith and of longing and hope
If knowing the Presence of God is our greatest desire, then every season of our lives has significance—even the wilderness. In that barren land, we realize that the purpose of each moment is God Himself.
And when we do that, we will understand that we were never without Him after all.
“Experiencing Friendship with God is an answered prayer for the countless people who have longed to know God in a way that is deeply personal. This is truly a powerful guide on how to live and dwell with God, a ‘how to abide in God with longevity and peace’ book. A must-read for all believers.”—Kobe Campbell, licensed trauma therapist and author of Why Am I Like This?
“Faith Eury Cho writes with a boldness, and her passion and zeal for the Lord are evident on every page. With practical tools along the way, Chotakes you through the journey of understanding your purpose, discerning God’s presence, and living transformed as a close friend of Jesus. You’ll be inspired to experience a genuine friendship with God.”—Rebekah Lyons, bestselling author of Rhythms of Renewal and Building a Resilient Life
“In Experiencing Friendship with God, Faith Eury Cho calls us to a deeper relationship with God—one that goes beyond good deeds and easy platitudes. Drawing from her own personal experiences as well as her extensive biblical knowledge, Cho reminds us that God’s Presence is what we truly need.”—Dave Ferguson, lead visionary of NewThing and author of B.L.E.S.S.
“In Experiencing Friendship with God, Faith Eury Cho equips us to know the love and friendship of God in a personal and powerful way, regardless of our circumstances.”—Nona Jones, speaker, tech executive, and author of Killing Comparison
“Experiencing Friendship with God is one of the most refreshing books my heart has sat with in a long time. It’s gentle, a soft place to land for those of us wrestling to know God and see God again. If you’re looking for words that will bring fresh wind to dry bones and clarity for your purpose and relationship with God, this is the book your heart needs.”—Alexandra Hoover, speaker, ministry leader, and bestselling author of Eyes Up and Without Wavering
“Too many of us grew up with a false version of God, thinking He is mean and upset with us all the time. Unfortunately, that has robbed our faith in ways that’s crushing an entire generation. Thankfully, Faith Eury Cho has reminded us that God’s Presence is not only kind but also healing, good, and available to us all.”—Toni Collier, speaker, podcast host, and author of Brave Enough to Be Broken
“If you have ever longed for a better understanding of this essential doctrine, this book is for you. And as her debut book, what an encouragement to us all that Cho is only just getting started!”—Sharon Hodde Miller, author of The Cost of Control
About Faith Eury ChoFaith Eury Cho is the CEO and founder of the Honor Summit, a nonprofit organization that centers Asian American women in the mission of God. Alongside her husband, Pastor David Cho, Faith is co-founder and co-pastor of Mosaic Covenant Church in New Jersey. She and David have four children.
192 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Oct 17, 2023
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Sneak PeekThe ancient wisdom of Brother Lawrence alongside modern guidance from pastor and speaker Faith Eury Cho will help you build a confident friendship with Jesus that will carry you through wilderness seasons and into a land of abundance.
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A WaterBrook Hardcover | October 17, 2023
“This book contains the most important message this generation needs to hear. Faith Eury Cho is an incredible woman of God and lives and breathes this message. Listen to her and pursue Jesus with everything you have.”
—Christine Caine, founder of The A21 Campaign and Propel Women
International Speaker, CEO, and Mom of Four Coaches Believers through their Wilderness Seasons Into an Authentic and Powerful Friendship with God
With concise writing, deep reflection, and insightful biblical teaching, international speaker, CEO, and mother of four, Faith Eury Cho’s highly anticipated debut Experiencing Friendship with God: How the Wilderness Draws Us to His Presence (WaterBrook; 10/17/23) helps believers see how fulfilling a genuine connection with the Lord can be, especially during seasons of pain, loneliness, and questioning what it means to live for a holy God.
Throughout the book, Cho also shares wisdom from seventeenth-century Brother Lawrence’s classic The Practice of the Presence of God alongside spiritual insights learned from being an overwhelmed mother of four young children and planting a church with her husband just as the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Additionally, she revisits Moses’ and Israel’s journey in the wilderness and Paul the Apostle’s prison experience, illustrating that God’s presence with us is enough.
Readers can expect to find solace and guidance as they turn these pages, as her writing provides practical tools to help anyone embark upon or deepen their intimacy with God.
Experiencing Friendship with God helps answer important questions believers are asking, such as:
· How can I move forward during seasons of wandering?
· How can I understand and accept my spiritual longings?
· How can my faith deepen when my prayers aren’t answered?
· What does a life centered around His presence look like in today’s complicated world?
“If we live to know Him, then even the wilderness of the soul cannot extinguish our faith. It is the answer to an increasingly burnt out, deconstructing Church that struggles to know the worth of Christianity,” Cho writes.
Faith—who is also co-founder and co-pastor with her husband David of Mosaic Covenant Church in New Jersey—reminds believers that their purpose is not to reach a Promised Land on earth but to recognize that God is with them in the wilderness and that they were created for His presence.
Readers will come away both challenged and refreshed as they learn to practice—and delight in—the Presence of God in their everyday lives.
For more information, visit faitheurycho.com and waterbrookmultnomah.com.
About the Author: Faith Eury Cho is the CEO and founder of The Honor Summit, a nonprofit organization that centers Asian American women in the mission of God. She been a gospel preacher since she was nineteen years old and now regularly speaks at events such as Q Ideas. She has a Master’s of Divinity, is a frequent guest on TBN’s “Better Together” and a contributor to Christine Caine’s Propel Women. Alongside her husband, Pastor David Cho, Faith is co-founder and co-pastor of Mosaic Covenant Church in New Jersey. She and David have four children.
For more information, follow @faitheurycho on Instagram.