The Practice of the Presence of God: With Spiritual Maxims
Three hundred years ago, an uneducated lay cook in a French monastery discovered how to enjoy a profound awareness of God moment by moment, even in the midst of busyness and distraction. THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD reveals...
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Three hundred years ago, an uneducated lay cook in a French monastery discovered how to enjoy a profound awareness of God moment by moment, even in the midst of busyness and distraction. THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD reveals Brother Lawrence's secrets. Brimming with wisdom and spiritual insight, this classic memoir of the devotional life witnesses to the joy available to all who will seek Him.
The Practice Of The Presence Of God *A Pilgrim's Prayer *Preface *Conversations *Letters The Spiritual Maxims Of Brother Lawrence *Introduction *Preface *Spiritual Maxims *The Character Of Brother Lawrence *Gathered Thoughts 112 Pages
At any moment and in any circumstance, the soul that seeks God may find Him, and practice the presence of God.Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth-century French monk, learned to practice the presence of God at all times. And you can, too. Here in one volume are two classic works by Brother Lawrence. Each book reveals how to practice God's presence and see His glory in every facet of your life. The Practice of the Presence of God is a collection of documented conversations and letters that reveal the heart of this humble man. He wrote, "The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen . . . I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament." Brother Lawrence's wisdom and spiritual insights have helped bring people closer to God for more than three centuries. The Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence, a lesser known but equally outstanding work, is a summary of his teachings. Throughout, he develops one great theme, best expressed by the psalmist, "In Thy Presence is fulness of joy."
Discover how to practice God's presence at all times and see His glory in every facet of life. Includes Spiritual Maxims-two classics in one
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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.