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WAKE UP!  Greg’s newest book (Present Perfect: Discovering the Kingdom in the Now) has just been released.  This book explores an ancient spiritual discipline  called “practicing the presence of God.”  While the majority of humans go through life half awake, this discipline helps us “wake up” to the wonder of each present moment.  We’re able to discover that God is always right here and right now.  In this book Greg builds on the reflections of three  masters of this discipline in the Church tradition as he shows why practicing the presence of God lies at the foundation of everything the Kingdom of God is about.  The book includes practical exercises that were designed with the insightful wisdom of Terri Churchill.  It’s time to wake up to NOW!   For more information, go to the “books” section of this website.

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