The Power of Presence: Becoming Fully Alive  -     By: Neil T. Anderson
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The Power of Presence: Becoming Fully Alive

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A moving memoir of one couple's struggle with dementia---and how God is working in their life. Married for 50 years, Neil and Joanne shared an active life of faith and ministry. Now as her illness claims her mind, Neil reveals what the power of God's presence is teaching him as he cares for her every need. 160 pages, softcover from Monarch.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Monarch Books
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 0857217313
ISBN-13: 9780857217318

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A moving memoir that lays out a path to realizing the continual presence of God

Neil Anderson has traveled the world speaking and teaching, and has written many books. Always at his side, supporting him, has been his wife, Joanne, his partner for over fifty years.

Now Joanne is gripped in a long decline, sinking gradually into agitated dementia. She depends on Neil's presence, even calling him Daddy. He has no training as a nurse, but now for long hours he sits at her bedside and cares for her every need. They do not speak much; conversation is a strain. So Neil has used the silent hours to pray, to spend time in God's presence, and to reflect on what this means.

"I have become keenly aware that God is using Joanne's illness to teach me about the power of presence. I'm learning on a much deeper level the purpose of just being there, and what it means to be still and know that He is God. There is an inexplicable peace that comes from knowing I don't have to 'do' in order to 'be' in God's will--to be in His presence--to be in each other's presence. "It has been a peaceful time of reflection upon the presence of God, and how that has shaped me, our marriage, and ministry. My theology tells me that God is omnipresent, but we are not always aware of His presence, and yet without His presence we are not fully alive."

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    Anderson's name is certainly familiar to me. I have been reading his books for decades. I had no idea that such a successful author with such a well known ministry would give that all up to care for his ailing wife. This is truly a moving love story.

    But it is more than that for Anderson relates his experiences of caring for his wife with the love God has for us. As agitated dementia was slowly eating away his wife's brain, Anderson realized that God was using the experience to teach him about the power of presence of being there.

    Anderson writes that this book is a reflection on the presence of God, and what it means to be in His presence during the loneliest and most difficult times of our lives. (16) He explores the apparent absence of God and the fear of being alone. He writes about suffering in the presence of God, even when He seems absent. He also writes about ministering and resting in God's presence and what it really means to be fully in His presence.

    This is a very personal account of how God was present in the Anderson lives. At times God was very present while at others it seems He let them get to the end of their rope before showing up. Anderson learned to trust God through all of those experiences, birthing his ministry and writing books.

    I really appreciated his writing on prayer. I believe that prayer is more about listening than talking, he writes. (69) I found his thoughts on going to movies thought provoking. ...[I]t's a shallow existence if you need entertainment to fill up your life. (51)

    This is a good book for ministry leaders. Anderson is an example of being and not just doing. This is also a good book for care givers. Anderson writes from his many decades of experience, sharing many insights from his time in ministry. Care givers will find much encouragement in this book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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