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(PUBEerdmans)How to deepen spirituality among laypeople is an ongoing challenge. Johnson's engaging approach, written out of the tradition of Brother Lawrence, focuses on listening to God and attending to the divine presence. Each chapter includes suggestions on ideas for journaling and concrete acts to perform. 150 pages, softcover.
This book seeks to help individuals live constantly in God's presence. Writing in the tradition of Brother Lawrence and those authors concerned with the realization of God's presence amid the daily round, Ben Campbell Johnson offers a collection of traditional spiritual practices that Christians have found helpful in fostering a more consistent relationship with God. Following introductory discussion of the reality and nature of spiritual awareness, including a fascinating excursus on the "art of wondering," each chapter of this book describes a spiritual posture that can aid people in recognizing and nurturing God's presence in their lives. Johnson explores ways of being with God, listening to God, and attending the divine presence. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for journaling designed to let readers experience each specific posture in a concrete way.