The Practice of the Presence of God (Hodder Classic Series)
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. Only those can comprehend it who practice and experience it. ^It was as a lay monk in a...
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There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. Only those can comprehend it who practice and experience it.
^It was as a lay monk in a monastery kitchen that Brother Lawrence discovered the delight of a continual awareness of God's presence. Despite his modest position, Brother Lawrence's deep joy in his relationship with God led him to counsel numerous people in society, and after his death his wisdom was distilled into the volume The Practise of the Presence of God. An enduring spiritual classic, it remains an inspiring invitation to all who long for more of God's presence in their lives.
^^This new edition includes an introduction by the translator that sets Brother Lawrence in the context of his time, and a foreword by Jennifer Rees Larcombe
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.