The Practice of the Presence of God
The original guide to "practicing the presence of God""We must not grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, who looks not on the great size of the work, but on the love of it."In this classic...
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The original guide to "practicing the presence of God""We must not grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, who looks not on the great size of the work, but on the love of it."In this classic work, which has instructed and inspired millions, a humble 17th-century monk reveals the secrets of daily, moment-by-moment fellowship with God. "In the way of God, thoughts count very little," writes Brother Lawrence, who spent much of his monastic life in the kitchen. "Love does it all." Full of realistic honesty, friendliness, and simplicity, Brother Lawrence shows that it is possible to meet God amongst the pots and pans?in the ordinary, daily events of life. This edition, rendered from the original French into graceful, contemporary English, will nourish and delight all those who seek to practice the presence of God.
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.