Book Review: Letters by Modern Mystic

by Jonathan Bailey


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Letters by A Modern Mystic
Frank C. Laubach 

5 Stars! Frank Laubach is genuine and passionate about keeping Jesus in his mind. If you are wanting to step up your discipleship to Jesus, but don’t know how, then this is the book for you. It logs the journey of Frank Laubach during his missionary stay in the Philippines. He journals about his experiment to keep Jesus in his mind all day.

His plan is outlined in the second half of this book called “Game with Minutes.” His goal was to think a thought about Jesus once every minute of the day. Sounds crazy huh? But he started out small and worked his way up. He first started with every hour and then worked his way to a minute. He found this way of life to be absolutely wonderful and transforming. 

This book is practical and passionate. Rarely do you find both in one single book. Please pick this one up. It’s only 121 small pages. You can easily read it in a weekend or on a long plane trip. It would also make a very good perennial read. Although it’s a small book, it’s a huge challenge he sets before us. It is only by the grace of God we could attain such an amazing level of focus on the risen Lord. Obviously, the Spirit of God has an enormous part to play and as Frank says,

“My part is to live this hour in continous inner conversation with God and in perfect responsiveness to His will, to make this hour gloriously rich. This seems to be all I need to think about.”