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The Present Perfect

Finding God in the Now
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
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Finding God’s presence in everyday moments is fundamental to every Christian’s life. It’s also one of the areas that millions of American Christians struggle with most. Popular author, theologian, and pastor Gregory Boyd knows this firsthand. After two decades of teaching, preaching, and welcoming the presence of God, Boyd considers himself a fellow pilgrim with his listeners, whom he invites to join him on the journey. Listening to this unabridged audio download, Christians will discover the transforming power of God’s presence as he distills the teachings of classical spiritual giants such as Brother Lawrence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, and Frank Laubach. Boyd writes simply and clearly, making his ideas accessible to nonacademic listeners. His practical suggestions for implementing the presence of God into daily living move his meditations from purely theoretical to effective, down-to-earth, and doable. 

Listen to these meditations prayerfully. Apply the practical suggestions. See the results. Embrace the “holy habit” of inviting God’s presence into your life and experience true spiritual transformation.

©2010 Gregory A. Boyd (P)2010 Zondervan

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  • nick larson
  • 03-05-2017

practical, yet deeply thoughtful

I love Greg Boyd. his mind just seems to have an ability to grasp the overwhelming and subdue the super natural. this book helped me remember that no matter what, no matter when, I am always surrounded by the love of our beautiful God. fighting through depression, that is really saying something!

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  • S. Paul Abbott
  • 25-01-2016

For anyone thirsting for the Living God

This is one of the most helpful books written for followers of Jesus who want more than religion and are willing to surrender their will to the love and direction of God's Spirit!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-2017

Great work on THE most important Christian topic

The Church, especially the American Church must recover the hostorical and Biblical practice of the Presence of God.

We are living as functional athiests in this world, as sheep who cannot hear their Shephard's voice, and so are Lords of our own lives, led not by the Spirit, but by our own broken wills . We have tossed aside the living and active relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ - being and doing only that which we see and hear the Father doing just as He did - that we were made for, in favor of a dead traditionalism.

This is the same traditionalism that seeks the kingdom through law rather than love and grace, that throws stones at, rather than pouring out love on, broken sinners, that put people in power who create policies that crush the poor and oppressed in the name of cowardly fear, and that sent Christ Himself to the Cross.

Learning to hear and obey the Holy Spirit by constantly making ourselves aware of His real and abiding - but gentle and loving - voice, is what produces the fruit of a Christianity that actually looks like the profundly beautful kingdom of God, and not just another ugly version of the violent, tribal, hateful and destructive kingdom of the world.

This book gives practical advice on developing tbis kind - the only real kind - of relationship with God. If you are a Christian, and you feel confused, directionless, that God is silent, then read this book.