Simply Open

Simply Open
By Greg Paul
Thomas Nelson
Retail Price $16.99
Amazon Price: $12.83

Book Description: 

The simplest, most transformative prayer you may ever pray—the five senses prayer.This book invites you to a simple practice of prayer and awareness that can turn each ordinary workday into a deepening spiritual journey.No matter where you are or how busy you get, your five senses are always “on,” your mind and heart responsive to what you perceive. These channels of awareness can take you deeper into God’s great mystery if you practice the discipline of submitting them to the One who is closer than you imagine.

The beauty of such a contemplative path is that you can follow it anywhere—alone or in company, in quiet meditation or amid the bustle of your craziest day.

Moment by moment, you invite God to open you up—eyes, ears, nostrils, hands and mouth, heart and mind. And moment by moment, as you open yourself, you’ll find yourself closer to God’s grace-filled and wide-open heart. Simply Open.


Year ago I read the book “The Practice of the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence.  While I liked it, I felt that since he was a Monk that lived in a more simpler time, this book doesn’t address the difficulty we face in a modern, busy world.  This book by Greg Paul brings us the same principals, but relates it to experiencing God in our busy, everyday world.  This was pivotal book in my spiritual growth. It showed me there was no division between our everyday life and what is sacred. And when are willing to let God open up our eyes and ears, we will perceive the world around us very differently.  If you want to be open to God’s very best for you life, this book is a great place to start.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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