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Letters by a Modern Mystic ❰Download❯ ➽ Letters by a Modern Mystic Author Frank C. Laubach – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Have you ever considered what it might be like to live in a conscious moment by moment communion with God Letters by a Modern Mystic recounts Frank C Laubach's spiritual journey as he began such an ex a Modern PDF Ë Have you ever considered what it might be like to live in a conscious moment by moment communion with God Letters by a Modern Mystic recounts Frank C Laubach's spiritual journey as he began such an experiment read about the remarkable results What might you experience in the practice of such a spiritual discipline.

  • Hardcover
  • 136 pages
  • Letters by a Modern Mystic
  • Frank C. Laubach
  • English
  • 23 September 2016
  • 9781583310915

About the Author: Frank C. Laubach

a Modern PDF Ë Frank Charles Laubach September – June from Benton PA was a Congregational Christian missionary educated at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University and a mystic known as The Apostle to the Illiterates In see Laubach Thirty Years With the Silent Billion while working among Muslims at a remote location in the Philippines he developed the Each One Teach.

10 thoughts on “Letters by a Modern Mystic

  1. Matthew Green Matthew Green says:

    For several years I'd been searching for a copy of Frank Laubach's Letters by a Modern Mystic and The Game with Minutes They were excepts of letters from a missionary who worked to stay present to God in his thoughts throughout each minute of the day Sadly they've been or less out of print for uite a while and used copies were rather costly There's something rather ironic about that given that Laubach was the Apostle to the Illiterates Recently however a friend had discovered that they had been republished and I uickly ordered one In many ways it is uite similar to Brother Lawrence's classic Practicing the Presence of God but Laubach is a bit candid about his difficulties a weakness to Lawrence's writings and uite a bit forceful and insistent in his presentation Some people might find the task of playing the game with minutes in the long run a bit difficult than he did but who can argue with the idea behind it? It's a good read and an encouragement to see someone else wrestling with the task but finding some progress at the same time

  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    Forty seven pages that pack a serious punchThe gist of this book is Frank Laubach's attempt to make God a constant part of his every day life by thinking about him constantly while doing other things that might otherwise be mundane tasksImpossible some might say and Laubach did indeed find it challengingThe beauty of these letter excerpts is his honesty in speaking of his failures in this challenge But then when he did succeed the results were extraordinaryThis little book comes at a perfect time in my life I had just finished reading The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard and Willard speaks of Laubach a number of times and had already discovered the immediate presence of God in my life everywhere I am at all times This has had a tremendous impact on my daily life When I remember to think about itSo here comes Frank Laubach's letter excerpts showing me the value of working to think about it often Every minute if I can manage The very thought of thinking about God's presence every minute of every day is probably daunting to some people Some would even object and say that you wouldn't get anything useful done at all You might be so heavenly minded that you'd be no earthly good I've heard it saidLaubach begs to differ He believed that doing so would actually help one get accomplished and that one would be much happier in the processForty seven pages I read it while waiting during my wife's knee replacement surgery I will read it again you can be sure And again probably

  3. Sara floerke Sara floerke says:

    Short little bookseries of letterswith a potentially life changing approach to living life This guy runs an experiment where he tries to keep in constant contact with GodHe convinced meI'm trying it

  4. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I was skeptical going in when I ordered this book upon the recommendation of a friend I was pleasantly surprised at Laubach's euanimity when it came to Islam v Christianity For exampleA good Muslim would fill his life with God I fear there are few good Muslims But so would a real Christlike Christian speak to God every time he did anything and I fear there are few good Christians What right then have I or any other person to come here and change the name of these people from Muslim to Christian unless I lead them to a life fuller of God than they have now? Clearlymy job here is not to go to the town plaza and make proselytes it is to live wrapped in God trembling to His thoughts 13I liked this idea of the reflective missionary one who is as much on a mission for himself as looking to spread the Gospel I used the book for my Lenten meditations and it worked very well for that As for the Game with Minutes at the end? I didn't like it I found the metaphor sort of silly and glib and it was a rather bizarre shift of tone from the letters which are filled with the real anguished uestioning and blissful moments of a true spiritual sojourn

  5. Jon Beadle Jon Beadle says:

    25 for being a slightly interesting story of a man who sought to enjoy God with every moment and somehow completely boring

  6. Ben Ben says:

    Short yet profoundly challenging This was written nearly a century ago yet still exceptionally relevant today

  7. Carol Carol says:

    I just read it again in 2018 It is part of the Renovaré Institute but I don't mind reading it again It still is one of my favorite books and this time I was able to copy all the good uotes out of it in my academic journal for the Institute I like my review below from 2014 I really think everyone should read this little gem again and againReview from 2014I have not read this book since 2009 I thought I had read it since then but NO I have read The Game with Minutes three times because it is part of our ministry curriculum but this is one of my top ten favorite books that deserves a reread I have never written a review of it other than having referred to it when I have reviewed other Laubach books but I found a very old post from this blog entitled In His Presence from July 30 2009 that gets to the heart of why I love this book I do not know what is happening with me There is this amazing connection that I am having with God right nowMy dream has always been to see a 247365 kind of relationship with God You for I write this blog to You and for You I remember reading The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence in the early 80's and felt like I had a new role model I specifically remember leaving Gill Coliseum on the OSU Campus one night being tilted over by some strange encounter with Diane's guy friend Chris I cried out to You with the desire to not let strange encounters with others derail me from Your precious presence It became my passion and something in which to strive because In Your presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forever Psalm 1611 Yet being the emotional self that I am it has always been difficult Those bi monthly extended times of prayer helped to recalibrate me but by the end of the sixty days I was undone again Oh to be undone only by God because of His overwhelming presence That is what I yearned for than anything Later in my journey I read excerpts from Frank Laubach's 1884 1970 Letters by a Modern Mystic where he resolved I would succeed better this year with my experiment of filling every minute full of the thought of God than I succeeded last year And I added another resolve to be as wide open toward people and their need as I am toward God Window open outward as well as upward Somehow Frank's effort seemed so realistic with little increments of growth year by year He also did not live a monastic existence as Brother Lawrence did His inward and outward growth were simultaneous I wanted that moment by moment experience of God in the midst of the daily grind of life with tilting peopleThen a couple of months later in the fall of 2009 I read The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg and The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard and they BOTH uoted Laubach I realized that I had only read a chapter with longer excerpts referred to above from Laubach called Opening Windows to God in the Devotional Classics by Foster and Smith This was in the early 90's and back when it was a loose leaf notebook and only available through Renovaré Why had I never read him? If people like Willard and Ortberg and Foster and countless others were uoting him why have I never read him directly? So I Googled and found this book Part of the reason I had never read him in the 90's was that this book was out of print and there were not opportunities on the internet to search out copies of it Thankfully by 2009 this 2007 edition had been made available and I ate it up I never knew that he was a worker among the Moro people in Southeast Asia too My kind of guyThe Introduction by Ken Smitherman President of the Association of Christian Schools International puts it well when he says that Although these letters were written nearly eighty years ago they speak forcefully to anyone who desires the highest level of the pursuit of God and effective discipleship and discipling I recommend it to all the women I disciple It is that important of a book and paired with The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence it is that much powerful There is an online version but I really like this little pocket book that includes The Game with Minutes too

  8. Eric Eric says:

    Laubach underwent the experiment of putting God before his mind every moment He is 1 of 3 who has written about doing this This little book is outstanding and I hope I could do this experiment too I read it as a devotional as I think one would get out of it by relflecting on his letter for that day One particular line spoke to me you must awaken hunger there for until they hunger they cannot be fed I enjoyed the last letter where Laubach states not everyone can be brilliant beautiful enjoy music or dream dreams I love that he mentions this as people are striving today for all these things

  9. Joni Duke Joni Duke says:

    Love his honesty his struggle to hold God in his mind and his love respect for the Muslim people‘I choose to stop following the current to stop posing as the judge of the universe I choose to look at people through God using God as my glasses clothed with His love for them’‘My job is to live wrapped in God; what right have I or any other person to come here and change the name of these people from Muslim to Christian unless I lead them to a life fuller of God than they have now?’

  10. Anita Anita says:

    Loved this man's passion to know God; only the Holy Spirit could move a man to undertake the challenge to know God in every moment of life A must read for people seeking to live in the Kingdom Here is encouragement

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