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Litfuse Tour: Practicing the Presence of Jesus by Wally Armstrong

on October 31, 2012

About the Book:

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.

You can buy the book at Amazon.

About Wally Armstrong:

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/.

My Opinion:

I think there has probably been a time on our walks with Christ that we’ve felt distant or even alone – we try to do it all on our own strength instead of relying on Christ.  He told us through His Word and His disciples that He wants a relationship with us, but sometimes it seems we only want Him when something really bad happens or we want to complain.  What about if we treat Him as a friend sitting next to us on the couch, or with us on car rides?  Would our walk change?  How we treat our spouses?  our children?

At first I thought, this is crazy?  Of course Jesus is with us in Spirit but really?  Pretend He’s sitting next to me?  Whatever!  As I kept reading though I realized that Wally Armstrong was on to something – I haven’t started this myself but I can definitely see how imagining that Jesus is with me (and He is) can actually be a boon to a sometimes lacking prayer life.  Prayers become rote or short but if we picture that our Friend is sitting with us or walking with us and converse with Him then it’ll boost our spiritual life and give us more of “He walks with me, He talks with me” relationship with the One who deserves our undivided attention.

**Disclaimer:  I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

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