Writing in the tradition of Brother Lawrence and authors concerned with the realization of God's presence amid the daily round, Ben Campbell Johnson here invites readers to foster a more consistent relationship with God. Featuring a valuable combination of insight and practical application, Living before God offers a collection of spiritual practices that will help Christians deepen their sense of the divine presence in their lives.
After an introduction on the nature of spiritual awareness, succeeding chapters explore ways Christians can develop their personal experience of God. Johnson describes various spiritual postures for being with God, listening to God, and attending the divine presence. Every chapter concludes with questions to prompt further reflection alone or in small groups and suggestions for journaling designed to let readers experience each posture in a concrete way.