These stories describe in a beautiful, human way the mystery of the gospels. Never before have I been so helped in my faith journey by stories of doubt, hope, and uncertainty for persons whom God used to fulfill his plans. These stories reflect the real world that all of us live in. I recommend them for all who live in the daily chaos of uncertainty in their faith journey. These stories will inspire and encourage us as we read. -Olive Hobson Northern Ireland The most significant bridge in history is the human story. How better to appreciate the power of the gospels than to hear them told by a master storyteller. These stories come alive as told through that rare combination of an academic's mind and a pastor's heart. -Dr. James E Brenneman President, Goshen College, Goshen IN. In Meeting Jesus Don Blosser has crafted a rich anthology of common folks and their uncommon encounters with Jesus. These stories reach far beyond the days of the New Testament. They awaken our interest in familiar biblical texts and inspire us as we ponder our own meetings with those who reflect the light of Christ. As we read, may we marvel at Jesus' love for the ordinary, and find ourselves in these pages. -Anita Rediger Pastor, Emmaus Road Mennite Fellowship, Berne, IN. Written in first person and using fresh, modern language, these stories bring ancient texts to life. They open new insights and emotions through imagination and inspiration. -Don Yost Founder, Bridgework Theater, Communications Director Maple City Health Center, Goshen, IN.