Book Review: The Encounter: Sometimes God has to intervene by Stephen Arterburn


The Encounter: Sometimes God has to intervene


Author: Stephen Arterburn


Publisher: Thomas Nelson


Author, counselor and speaker Stephen Arterburn creates an easy Christian fiction read about God’s healing and forgiveness that is memorable and potent.


Arterburn’s story takes place during the winter season in the blistering cold setting of Fairbanks, Alaska, with wealthy CEO Jonathan “Gold” Rush.  Gold Rush, a native of the area, has returned for an emotional journey into his past—to reveal the reason behind his mother’s abandonment when he was only four years old.

Rush encounters characters along the way who guide him into humble thinking, but when he meets a reclusive woman named Mercy the mystery becomes even more emotional—somehow, Mercy, Jonathan and his mother are all linked together.

The Encounter is an easy read and provides lovely resources for further discussion and reflection.  If nothing else, readers will be able to learn a thing or two about God’s mercy.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I am not required to write a positive review whatsoever. The opinions I have expressed are completely my own.  This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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