Living Well in the Presence of God


Everyday Spirituality for the Twenty-first Century

by: James Harlow Brown
Publish date: 14/6/2019
Pages: 190
Publisher: Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm
ISBN: 9780648453826

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Living Well gives you a fresh perspective on Christian spirituality in the twenty-first century – and a practical guide to deepening your relationship with God.
Why is encountering God different today? Why do we need a spirituality for the twenty-first century? Christians are different today because we bring our postmodern mindsets and knowledge with us, as we try to faithfully relate with and follow Jesus, amid a secular-scientific culture. We cope with the challenges of following God everyday by carving out special times in our busy lives – ‘God-time’ – to place ourselves in God’s presence, in prayer, in church, in service. But what about the rest of the time? How can we completely commit our ‘me-time’ to God? Living Well gives readers a practical five step process for Everyday Spirituality.
It challenges readers to consider: Can we experience God’s presence in everyday life? What is that experience like? When we commit to follow Jesus, what does God ask of us, in practical terms? How can we deal with living in a secular society which denies the presence of the sacred? What are we asked to do, every day, to transform our world? Living Well relates spirituality to the average Christian’s life. As one reader said, ‘I particularly liked the examples from your life. They illustrate what you’re talking about and help trigger memories of the reader’s own experiences.’

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About the author

James Harlow Brown graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s in electrical engineering. He was awarded a Master’s in applied physics from The Catholic University of America and has received a Certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University. After serving as a Marine Corps officer, he joined IBM and worked at NASA. He became an executive in IBM and Satellite Business Systems. After leaving IBM, he became a Management Consultant, specialising in Organisational Transformation. He is also the author of Dangerous Undertaking; the Search for Transformation, and Imagining Rama, a Brief Guide to Exploring the Universe, Mystery and Meaning.

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3 reviews for Living Well in the Presence of God

  1. Brendan Purcell, author of From Big Bang to Big Mystery

    What St Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life did for lay folk in the 1600s, Jim Brown’s Living Well in the Presence of God will do for Christians living in the distracting world of the twenty-first century.

  2. Bishop Brad Billings, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne (verified owner)

    “Living Well in the Presence of God is a fresh and engaging exhortation for people everywhere, and for people of Christian faith in particular, to live every aspect of the wholeness and fullness of everyday life alive and aware to the presence of the divine.”

  3. Lyn Hale, Thornbury Victoria (verified owner)

    Living Well in the Presence of God is for anyone who struggles to understand how to follow God in a culture that has all but eliminated God from its way of life. “Your book is very moving, refreshing and timely — How much we need that refreshment today!”

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