Brother Lawrence demonstrates what truly happens when one walks with God. The words and ideas of this will allow you to truly understand Thessalonians 5:17 when God calls those who walk with Him to pray continually. This book and man have inspired me and I would highly recommend this book to anyone. This book will teach you what true worship is and where it is found. It is found in the hearts of people that have been overwelmed by the awe-some love of Jesus Christ.
I am constantly is search of books that will help me advance in the spiritual life. I find alot of books that I read are repetitive. This short book by Brother Lawrence shows a simple, direct, effective way to strengthen your spirituality without losing you halfway through the book. Through the practice of one simple method we can be in continual union with God. All we need is the perseverance to continue practicing it!
This book is meaty, easy and short. Brother Lawrence showed me how to live in the face of God with joy in everyday tasks. Drudgery become joy when viewed with his eyes and with God's eyes. Loved this book, it is one I will never, never forget, and will always treasure.
Lovers of mindfulness will also love this little book. It contains the thoughts of Brother Lawrence, a lay brother in a Paris monastery in the 17th century. He developed a method that allowed him to be happy while doing boring chores. He developed a continual conversation with God, asking Hid help about the kitchen and thanking Him when things turned out all right. A bishop questioned him about his spiritual method and wrote everything down for us to enjoy 400 years later. Do not expect intellectual stuff, but a lot of common sensen. Some parts are really funny.
He showed me a wonderful example of the Christian life. His humble heard and his daily life with God was so challenging. While I was reading this book, I could also humble myself before Him and also before people. Whenever I feel so exhausted, I recall this book and gain new strength.
An important book for anyone who is on the journey to find God. Brother Lawrence tells us how he did it and what it is like to "know God". Essential reading for those on the spiritual path! Uplifting and fun to read!
A rare gem is uncovered in the personal letters of Brother Lawrence. In centuries past, many humble and reverent men walked in a way of power that was at once noticed yet never broadcast. Brother Lawrence is one of these men. His written responses to questions reveal his simple secret to living a radiant life . . . practicing the presence of God.
Aside from the suffering he always supposed would come (yet never did) the modern-day mystic finds Truth that has shaped the lives of the most powerful men history has recorded. This same Truth achieves breathtaking freedom in the individuals who dare to respond to it.
Simple and timeless is the message. Powerful and life-changing is the effect. This is one book that needs to be upon the night stands of every person seeking total fulfillment.
(These writings have been published in many forms. I recommend the publication from Seed Sowers which includes the diary of Frank Laubach as he set out on an adventure following the writings of Brother Lawrence.)
In a day of self-help and healing services, Brother Lawrence's discourses offer the reader much contentment and rest in trusting the Lord. Unlike many contemporary preachers and psuedo-religious televangelists, this servant exhorts the reader to abstain from seeking physical healing and to strive for spiritual enlightenment. He asks his friend to cast down his rituals and rites and instructs him to find the Lord in quiet and somber prayer and service. The author writes to his friend the only hope and cause for joy; that is, a life of full and true committment to the Lord Jesus Christ. He doesn't look for wealth, nor does he strive for great fame. He contents himself as a potato peeler, seeking only to please the Lord with a meek life of service and worship. Christians and non-Christians alike should read the compilation of this man's work. The Practice of the Presence of God will lead all who read it to a closer walk with the one and true living God