Portia Reading Sets Readers on a Path to Serenity with God

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Author, psychotherapist and natural therapist announces the release of ‘Meditations with Jesus’.

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Meditations with Jesus: For Those Wishing to Experience the Loving Kindness of Jesus and His Word” (published by WestBow Press), Portia Reading’s 2009 study of Christianity – which is getting a revived marketing push in 2013 – guides readers toward renewal and transformation by what Reading calls “God’s living presence.”

Reading has interwoven scripture into the meditative process and suggests that careful use of neuro-linguistics creates a receptive environment for the mind to receive the word of God. Using this premise in “Meditations with Jesus,” she directs readers to look to Jesus “to be conformed to His likeness in peace, health and desire.” She says the book opens readers “to embrace God’s living presence until overflowing in these blessings through grace.”

“All this takes place with an attitude of thankfulness while resting in the green pastures beside the still waters,” says Reading.

Throughout her book, all Scripture is italicized and referenced with endnotes, so the reader can be confident in, as she says, “knowing exactly when they are reading God’s living word.”

An excerpt from “Meditations with Jesus”:

“Begin to let yourself go inward to a very quiet place deep within where you can be still and know God… It is a gentle feeling, a very peaceful feeling, and you feel very calm and very safe resting in the Lord… And notice that Jesus is there, in that quiet place deep within you… ‘I am in you,’ Jesus said… Feel His presence and His peace, for He himself is your peace.”

Reading believes her book will resonate with modern Christians in need of respite from the hustle and bustle of their lives. “In a world of increasing stress, tension and frenzy, where people are easily disconnected from God and His creation, ‘Meditations with Jesus’ guides readers to a place of stillness before their Lord,” she says. “Therein, His word can come fully alive.”

“Meditations with Jesus”
By Portia Reading
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781449752903
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781449752897
E-Book | 188 pages | ISBN 9781449752880
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Portia Reading is a psychotherapist, natural therapist and former veterinary surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience. She runs a private practice in Australia, with a special interest in complementary and functional medicine, nutritional biochemistry, neuro-linguistics and prayer.

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