Have I ever shared my personal testimony on my blog? I don’t think so. Hmm – I should do that some time. It is a simple story, about a simple girl and a really spectacular God. Anyway, this book that I told you I’d tell you about last week, this book has been a great stepping stone in my personal walk with God. It plays a role in my own story, and I hope that you will glean from it, as well. Very small, short, easy chapters that encourage you toward intimate quiet times of worship and prayer. I love Madame Guyon – she gave me clear direction when I was taking baby steps in toward hearing God’s voice. If you do not have access to the book (check your church or friend’s bookshelves) then I reccomend you find a used copy on Amazon or Paper Back Swap. (I got my latest copy on PBS – I had loaned out my old one and never got it back. Oh, well, I figure it’s out there somewhere blessing someone else’s journey).
I was very excited last week when a new librivox recording came out of one of her books – here you can listen to her for free!
Originally published in 1685, Madame Guyon’s A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is considered a classic of Christian mysticism, influencing great writers and speakers such as John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon. In it, Madame Guyon carefully and briefly sets out her ‘unmethodical method’ by which any and all can commune with God at any time and under any circumstances.
This book has one central purpose: to fuel your passion for the secret place with God. Divided into 52 short chapters, it can serve as a companion to your devotional life.
Not only will this book help to defuse your personal struggles related to the secret place, it will also inspire you to the thrilling exhilaration of developing a personal connection with God. Your heart will be ignited with passion for Jesus, and you will profit from the practical advice on making it work.
Once I found a book that was a compilation of Madame Guyon, Bob Sorge, and one other author’s writings – really one of the best books on the subject. I Googled it and couldn’t find it…maybe someone out there knows what I’m talking about. I’d like to put it on my PBS wish list….