For Christians looking to experience God in new ways, this book provides the basic tools needed to begin a spiritual journey of exploration and transformation through ancient Christian practices of prayer. With a strong biblical foundation and a joyful conversational style, Present to the Presence of God makes these ancient practices easy to grasp for today's reader while still dealing with the deep spiritual concepts behind them. Included is a brief discussion of biblical prayer, the unique spirit of specifically Christian prayer, and clear step-by-step instructions for 12 ancient practices that will be fresh for most Christians, such as Lectio Divina, meditation, and praying with beads. Written by a Bible scholar with an adventurous spirit, this book will give everyone who reads it the freedom and encouragement they need to learn to be present to the presence of God! Great for group studies.