Monday, October 15, 2012

Book Blog Tour: Practicing the Presence of Jesus by Wally Armstrong

My Review of Practicing the Presence of Jesus:
Practicing the Presence of Jesus is a short book about an important topic of becoming friends with Jesus. On the green one day while playing golf Wally Armstrong saw an actor that played Jesus in The Passion of Christ. He blended in with everybody so much he began to think that the real Jesus can also do that with us if he wants to. He realized that he had not reached that next step of being friends with Jesus after he had accepted him into his heart years before then. He shares encouraging Biblical Scriptures in this book to show readers that Jesus considered some people as friends. 

In this book Wally shares how he likes picturing Jesus as present with him, like a friend would be. This book encouraged me to pray about a way that Jesus can meet with me so that he and I can develop a friendship as well, if I have not been much of a friend to Jesus up to this point. Or, if we have been friends to develop a deeper friendship with him, and to not only be acquaintances. I started to wonder if maybe what I’ve been experiencing in my life is what Jesus might feel like, that maybe he has friends but possibly not many real friends, or maybe he has more acquaintances than friends. It was also interesting to learn that Jesus told his disciples to follow him when he wasn't physically present in their lives anymore, which I hope will be an encouragement for people to want to follow him in this day and age as well.

I recommend this to anybody who thinks that they have not reached a level of friendship with Jesus yet and would like to.

Disclosure of material connection: I received an advanced readers copy of this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

More About 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.

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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,, 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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