Monday, October 15, 2012

Book Review - Practicing the Presence of Jesus

Experience the Gift of His Friendship
Do you want to experience Jesus as real? When we look at Jesus' life on earth, we see Him calling people to simply know Him. He made no demand on them to believe theological propositions. "Follow me" was the invitation which they accepted. They got to know and communicate with the real person. There is a big difference between believing something is true and experiencing it as real. This is the story of how Wally Armstrong learned to communicate with the real person of Jesus in his everyday life. Armstrong experiences Jesus up close and personal and introduces readers to the same experience. In a conversational manner, he explores what it is like to have a relationship with Jesus as if He is sitting right there next to us. He keeps an empty chair ready and imagines Jesus sitting beside him as they talk.

Wally Armstrong is a professional golfer, teacher and dynamic life coach who has competed in over 300 PGA Tour events, including the British Open, the US Open, and the Masters, and was awarded a lifetime membership in the Tour. In his first Masters appearance, Wally finished in fifth place, setting a rookie record for the lowest tournament score of eight under par. As a golf instructor and clinician, Armstrong has taught golf all over the world and has produced more than twenty golf instructional videos and DVDs covering every area of the golf game. He is the author of seven books, including the bestselling In His Grip (with Jim Sheard and Billy Graham) and The Mulligan (with Ken Blanchard). He resides in Maitland, Florida, and has been married to his wife, Debbie, for forty-one years. Together, they have three children and seven grandchildren. Armstrong invites readers to visit his website,, for more insights about the wonderful opportunity each of us has to know Jesus as the real person that he is.

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This little book is packed full of great information! Wally Armstrong speaks about his walk with the Lord for years being like many peoples. He loved the Lord and he knew he was saved, but he had Jesus in a part of his life, but not all of his life. In other words, there was no real relationship. 

He wanted to have a relationship that would bring him closer to Jesus and truly know Him. He wasn’t sure how to go about it, but through much practice and talking to other people, he came to realize that Jesus is alive and real. He realized that because of this, he could actually have a relationship with him that was more vital and real.

I loved all the short little chapters and the words of wisdom that he has scattered throughout. For instance, he says: “The key is that he does want to speak to us – to you – today. In your own language, just as a friend would speak. We simply need to take the time to listen”.  I thought this was a very powerful statement and there are many just like it throughout the book.

I enjoyed reading how he went on this journey and how his relationship with Jesus has blossomed and changed since he started. Jesus is very real to him and, by the time I was done with this book, I wanted the same kind of “real-ness” that Mr. Armstrong talks about. 

This book would be a great read for men and women. I am going to share it with my husband and sons, too, because it’s the perfect book for anyone wanting to know that Jesus is with them and practice knowing that presence.

I highly recommend this book. It was excellent and easy to read.

You can purchase the book HERE

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Blessings - Julie

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