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.
Meet Wally: 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, www.oldprobooks.com, for more insights about the wonderful opportunity each of us has to know Jesus as the real person that he is.
Find out more about Wally at http://www.wallyarmstronggolf.com/wallys-world/
Review: I had a good laugh while reading the first part of this book where the author talks about seeing Jesus at the Masters. Of course he is referring to Jim Caviezel whom I often refer to as the actor that played Jesus in The Passion as well. He continues on sharing how he truly has experienced the presence of Jesus. I think my favorite quote from the book is
"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."
Jesus wants us to have a relationship with him and if we commit to our relationship with him like we do our most treasured friendships we will find ourselves in his presence. Practicing the Presence of Jesus is a small easy to read book that would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. You can check out more thoughts on this book on the blog tour webpage.
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