Divine Encounters provides indisputable evidence that individuals from every religious background - and no religious background at all - have experienced personal encounters and contact from Spirit in their everyday lives. Through stories of regular people of all ages and historical encounters from many religious traditions, there is a wealth of confirmation that God is very much alive! These divine encounters are experiences that have occurred in dreams, in the midst of life's challenges, in chance encounters, within the sounds of a Voice, in visions and visitations, and at the edge of loss and death.
In addition to contemporary accounts examining the variety of ways in which individuals have encountered the Divine, this volume provides a selection of stories from history, exploring the lives of Padre Pio, Vivekananda, Flower Newhouse, Shanti Devi, Starr Daily, and Irina Tweedie as a means of demonstrating that these experiences transcend religious boundaries.
Also explored are the amazing commonalities that are most frequently cited by individuals encountering Divine visits of their own, such things as the fact that the experience leaves individuals forever changed and provides a source of lifelong encouragement and that the experience embodies a sense of oneness with the rest of all Creation. Perhaps more than anything else, Divine Encounters suggests that there is much more to us than a physical body.
Herein is proof that we are never really alone and that the Divine is very much involved and concerned with all of humankind!