Yesterday and today I have made a new adventure, which is not easy to express. Halfway through the book I decided to go on the same quest as his and to journal the journey. Laubach is a shout down the ages to remember whose we are. Laubach's spiritual journey as he began such an experiment. I resonate with his struggle between self-centeredness and the desire to be thoroughly selfless and giving toward his neighbors. He raised money from private individuals for this cause and lived in a rented one-bedroom apartment with his wife Effa, with the living room a maze of file cabinets and a desk where he wrote 35 books. That also might be worth checking out.
But his own words and writings he published more than fifty books reveal that he remained primarily a spiritual man — fundamentally living from his moment-to-moment relation to God — to the end of his days. But I have responded to Laubach's challenge, though not yet attempting the full game with minutes. Each One Teach One: Frank Laubach, Friend to Millions. I read it as a devotional, as I think one would get more out of it by relflecting on his letter for that day. For several years, I'd been searching for a copy of Frank Laubach's Letters by a Modern Mystic and The Game with Minutes. The passages in this book touched me in so many different ways as it opened my eyes to this amazing possibility.
Excerpts from Letters by a Modern Mystic 1. Even today, I like to thumb through his letters and journals until I encounter one of his prayer experiments that seems right for me for now. This brief biography was provided by Wikipedia. It promises practical advice on how to live this way in our current days. The pamphlet extolled the virtues of a life lived with unceasing focus on God. Type and subject of work: Excerpts from a series of letters dated from January 3, 1930 through January 2, 1932. His inward and outward growth were simultaneous.
It is one of the best things I have ever read and a pplying it will change your life. It is always a much better place to be when with God than feeling alone and helpless. Any hour for any body can be rich with God. I h Amazing Challenge; Amazing Book The concept this book pushes is a moment to moment relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Abstract: Have you ever considered what it might be like to live in a conscious moment-by-moment communion with God? He was deeply concerned about poverty, injustice and illiteracy, and considered them barriers to peace in the world. Once I received the book, however, I put it off for several months.
His version is ranked second in ideas, content, rhyme and style among the 35 English translations in a collection. He aimed to live within His presence wherever he went. Laubach did not fall into the trap of merely trying to achieve his goal. I love that he mentions this as people are striving today for all these things. He was author of a number of devotional writings and works on literacy. I have read The Game with Minutes three times beca I just read it again in 2018. Did you set any aside to read again at some point and savor the story all over again? I'm still in the midst of that business trip, and I'm reading through the book for the second time.
Prayer: The Mightiest Force in the World. That is what I yearned for more than anything. If you are like myself, this has been a pretty strong diet. The passages in this book touched me in so many different ways as it opened my eyes to this amazing possibility. You'll see other reviews complain about the letters the author sent to his father but I tell you now that if you read them with an open heart, you will see God! I will be reading it again in September with the Renovare Book Club and will update this accordingly. Oh, this thing of keeping in constant touch with God, making Him the object of my thought and the companion of my conversations, is the most amazing thing I ever ran across. Oh, to be undone only by God because of His overwhelming presence.
The results of this effort begin to show clearly in a month. Frank Laubach made an effort to keep God in his mind at all times, but he didn't keep it at an intellectual level. Must there not be periods when other things push God out? During the latter years of his life, Laubach traveled all over the world speaking on the topics of literacy and world peace. I was pleasantly surprised at Laubach's equanimity when it came to Islam v. I agree that it is a book that should be read more than once. Why had I never read him? The 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 tasks. Laubach spent time in the Philippines alone as a missionary.
They grow rich after six months, and glorious after ten years. I could see it, from beginning to end in a second, though it may require more than a minute to write it down. These are further elaborated and beautifully concretized for the varying conditions of life in Game with Minutes — which of course was written to guide others as the Letters were not. What, Father, do you desire done this minute?. The depth and intensity of the friendship will depend upon variety and extent of the things we do and enjoy together.
Educated… In keeping with my prayer emphasis for 2014, here is another gem of a book on prayer written by the same person who wrote The Game with Minutes that I reviewed in January, Frank Laubach. Which countries and time periods did you journey through? What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. So here comes Frank Laubach's letter excerpts, showing me the value of working to think about it more often. They were excepts of letters from a missionary who worked to stay present to God in his thoughts throughout each minute of the day. I choose to make the rest of my life an experiment in answering this question.
Publisher: Author's Voice, on www. His emphasis on the use of for literacy led directly to the development by in 1962 of an evangelistic paper using his basic vocabulary called , which now prints 3 million copies a year. Impossible, some might say, and Laubach did, indeed, find it challenging. It is a species of jealousy. I'm drawn to the disciplines, even knowing my own failures before I start, while I'm also repulsed by the thought of a minute-by-minute spirituality. Countless saints have already proved it.