Practicing the Presence of God
This edition of a timeless classic--enhanced by Emergent leader Tony Jones--will appeal to college students, readers new to Christian classics, and anyone else who desires to learn how to make spirituality a moment-by-moment way of life. Brother...
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This edition of a timeless classic--enhanced by Emergent leader Tony Jones--will appeal to college students, readers new to Christian classics, and anyone else who desires to learn how to make spirituality a moment-by-moment way of life.
Brother Lawrence's Practice of the Presence of God has stood the test of time because it chronicles the life of a very ordinary person who became an extraordinary Christian. Through a life of humility and service, Brother Lawrence achieved something that many Christians aspire to: he was so concentrated on God that God became a part of his every breath. Whether deep in prayer or peeling potatos in the kitchen, he knew God's presence.
This readable translation, replete with enlightening background notes, will appeal to today's reader in ways that no other edition has been able to do.
Brother Lawrence(c. 1611 ndash; 1691) was born Nicholas Herman in the Lorraine region of France. As a young man, he fought in the Thirty Yearsrsquo; War before joining the Carmelite order in Paris as a monk at the age of 24.The Practice of the Presence of Godwas originally compiled from his letters and conversations, immediately after his death.Jonathan Wilson-Hartgroveis the author ofNew Monasticism, and forthcoming from Paraclete Press:The Wisdom of Stability.
Tony Jones is presently working on his Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Previously he was the minister to youth and young adults at the Colonial Church of Edina in Minnesota for seven years. He has authored five books Postmodern Youth Ministry (YS/Zondervan, 2001); Soul Shaper (YS/Zondervan, 2003); Read.Think.Pray.Live. (NavPress, 2003); Pray (NavPress, 2003), and The Sacred Way. Tony lives in New Jersey with his wife, Julie, and their two children, Tanner and Lily.