This book is simultaneously an evaluation and an application of Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God. Brother Lawrence’s work was compiled after he died in the 17th century, and as a result it tends to be scattered, although beneficial. God is Here attempts to provide some progression to the thoughts of Brother Lawrence. This book also makes The Practice of the Presence of God more accessable to 21st century Christianity. It does this through personal narrative, applied exposition of Brother Lawrence’s book, illustrations, and modern paraphrasing of scriptural passages.
This book is phenomenally well written. However, if a reader likes a very structured outline form in the books that he or she reads, this is definitely not that book. Instead, it tends to discuss illustrations, narratives, and sections from The Practice of the Presence of God centered on a theme. God is Here is like getting to know both Brother Lawrence and Steve Case as people, not as writers. -- R. Ben Armstrong, Christian Book Previews.com
What if your God connection was always on? You know that perfect feeling? That life-is-good moment on the open highway with the windows down and the radio up, when the perfect song comes on, and you sing along with carefree, top-of-your-lungs abandon? When joy and contentment and life well up from somewhere deep in your soul?
What if you could live that way?
A 17th-century monk named Brother Lawrence figured out how, and wrote about it in the devotional classic, The Practice of the Presence of God. He found a way to connect with God moment by moment, to experience the joy of His divine presence every minute of every day—whether during deep, contemplative prayer or while washing a sink full of dishes.
In God Is Here, Steve Case unearths that 17th-century wisdom and remixes it into a 21st-century guide to everyday life. With modern, thought-provoking essays drawn from Brother Lawrence’s original writings, God Is Here shows you how to connect with a God who’s always available.