By Stephen Arterburn
Published by Thomas Nelson
Though the story related in The Encounter is fictional, Arterburn explains that he developed the story through a compilation two true stories. The book is basically divided into two parts, the first being the fictional story itself of The Encounter. The second part is the brief retelling for the two true stories, followed by a few “questions and concepts” Arterburn has included to help the reader in dealing with their own similar personal issues.
The storyline is centered around the life a man named Jonathan Rush. Rush is returning to his hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska in search of answers to questions that have been tormenting him for years. Adopted at the age of nine by loving parents, who have recently passed away, Rush is seeking information about his birth mother, who abandoned him at the age of four, when he went to live in a local children’s home. The Encounter is Rush’s, as well as his birth mother’s, story of forgiveness, grace, redemption, and healing.
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