This book has so much to offer, even for those who are not drawn to the liturgical world. Everyone would agree, tending to the ever-presence of God in our daily lives enables us to be faithfully present with God and others wherever we go. As A.W. Tozer wrote, “God’s presence is the central fact of Christianity…and God is waiting for us to push into conscious awareness of his presence.” Where you might not be able to adapt Fitch’s model fully, given your circumstances, I found this book to be incredibly thought-provoking and stimulating. I couldn’t help but think of my church planting days and how I felt like a failure because, after six years, my church had failed to break 100! If I had read this book then, I might still be leading that church…to live and love incarnationally, to be Jesus with skin on and tend to the presence of God! ~ Mark Warner
In the words of the Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, “There is only one problem on which all my existence, my peace, and my happiness depend: to discover myself in discovering God. If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him.”
Rather than choosing to discover ourselves or encounter God, this short, but insightful book by David Benner, guides us along a new path which permits us to uncover our identity in Christ and learn who God is at the same time.