Wait Till You See What I Have in My Purse!

brother-lawrence-the-practice-of-the-presence-of-god-book-coverMy friend Nancy Williamson came over today to buy a few copies of my book, Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World. As we sat in the living room talking, I mentioned that it had taken me three months to not only source every quote in the book on GodsEyesQuotes.com but also to link to those sources. Nancy commented that sourcing all those quotes must have been enjoyable. I told her, “Yes, it was like going to school. There were so many people quoted who I had heard of but didn’t know anything about.” One name popped into my head so I added, ‘For example, Brother Lawrence. I knew the name but nothing else, and I enjoyed learning about him.”

Nancy smiled and said, “Have you read his book?” “No,” I told her, “but I’d like to some day.” As she reached for her purse, she said, “You’re not going to believe this . . .,”  pulled out a copy of Brother Lawrence’s famous book, The Practice of the Presence of God, and handed it to me. As I stared, dumbfounded, at her and the book, she said, “Last night, I noticed I had an extra copy and I thought someone might want it.” As I thanked her, I couldn’t help but hear The Twilight Zone theme music playing in my head.

Okay, let me get this straight. I quote hundreds and hundreds of people in my book, and Nancy just happens to have in her purse a copy of the book by the one name I mention—an unordained brother who worked in a monastery kitchen in seventeenth-century Paris? What???

This wasn’t my first trip to Synchronicity City and I’m sure it won’t be the last. But it certainly was an unexpected and enjoyable visit!

Click here to view all my posts about Brother Lawrence.

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Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier

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Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.

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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents on Amazon.

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In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?

Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.

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SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.

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Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.

Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.

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