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Brazos Press Title Receives Foreword Reviews’ 
IndieFab Book of the Year Award

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Grand Rapids, MI (July 1, 2015)Presence and Encounter: The Sacramental Possibilities of Everyday Life (ISBN 9781587433610; $15.99) by Dr. David G. Benner was honored with the silver award in the Body, Mind & Spirit category of the 2014 Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Awards.

Winners of these awards exemplify the best work coming from today’s indie authors and publishers. Award winners were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers and announced at a special program during the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. A complete list of award winners is available here.

In Presence and Encounter David Benner invites us to live with more presence so we can know the presence of God more deeply in our lives. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, Benner examines the transformational possibilities of spiritual presence and encounter in fresh, exciting, and practical ways. He helps readers understand the personal and interpersonal dimensions of presence and encounter, revealing how they mediate Divine Presence and serve as sacraments of everyday life.

David G. Benner (PhD, York University; postdoctoral studies, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis) is an internationally known depth psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Benner has authored or edited more than twenty books, including Soulful Spirituality and Spirituality and the Awakening Self. He lectures widely around the world and has held numerous clinical and academic appointments. For more information, visit his website at or his Facebook page.

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Brazos Press fosters the renewal of classical, orthodox Christianity by publishing thoughtful, theologically grounded books on subjects of importance to the church and the world. We serve authors and readers from all major streams of the historic Christian tradition, recognizing that the renewal of Christian orthodoxy transcends many traditional boundary lines and polarities. For more information, please visit