The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

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The Practice of the Presence of God Read Online Free - Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered the greatest secret of living in the kingdom of God here on earth. It is the art of "practicing the presence of God in one single act that does not end." He often stated that it is God who paints Himself in the depths of our soul. We must merely open our hearts to receive Him and His loving presence. For nearly 300 years this unparalleled classic has given both blessing and instruction to those who can be content with nothing less than knowing God in all His majesty and feeling His loving presence throughout each simple day.

Title : The Practice of the Presence of God
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ISBN : 0883681056
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 95 pages


booklady rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2018

February 7, 2018: Lent starts a week from today. If you haven’t figured out anything to do yet, why not journey with the French and Austrian Carmelites as they reflect along with Brother Lawrence in his ‘practicing the presence of God’. The retreat is on-line, free and you may sign-up here. You w...

Christopher rated it ★★★☆☆

November 22, 2010

Actually, this is more of an author review as I don't take issue with the content of the book, which is highly reccomended, but rather the inconsistent lifestyle of the author. Here it is: "Coram Deo": to live "before the face of God" best sums up the message of Brother Lawrence. That even the most...

Douglas rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2017

I read this many years ago (I think), but just now listened to it on Audible. Enjoyed it -- he has a good functional grasp of grace, even though his theology of it was a little muddy.

Leslie rated it ★★★★☆

September 30, 2011

One of the best books I ever read. I can hardly believe it was written by a virtually unknown kitchen monk from like a billion years ago. Seriously useful advice on exactly how to stay connected with God in constant communion. Not a bit sentimental. Nothing vain or extraneous. Nothing obtuse. Cle...

Rhonda rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2009

The major barrier to this book is the slightly stilted language. I have recommended this to several people and they cannot get past this, essentially missing the book's message. If nothing else this makes me understand why the King James Bible remains obtuse for many. Brother Lawrence isn’t a famo...

Ebookwormy1 rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2013

Many have heard of Brother Lawrence's quote about peeling potatoes to the glory of God. This book is a collection of his letters dealing with the topic of practicing God's presence. This is a short but profoundly meditative read. Good stuff for mothers in a hurry who want to ponder a connection wi...

Jane rated it ★★★★☆

January 31, 2013

Where I got the book: purchased on the Nook (yes, it does happen). I'm not really sure what to say about this little book. I guess I was expecting some great revelation about how to be a better Christian but the basic message here is "practice the presence of God every day." Hmmm. That's a bit lik...

Bob rated it ★★★☆☆

April 18, 2013

In a world of constant distraction, Brother Lawrence has much to teach us about offering every moment of our waking existence to a deliberate awareness of God's gracious and intimate presence, whether we're writing a sermon or working in the kitchen. One must discipline himself to be mindful of G...

Rachel rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 03, 2015

While there is certainly a truism presented in this book, and though I appreciated much in it, I believe it is faulty in that it encourages a mystical view of God and the practice of contemplative prayer. Brother Lawrence is listed here as an author than endorses contemplative prayer in this arti...

Andrea rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 11, 2013

If I would have stopped reading about 3/4 of the way through, I probably would have given this book three stars instead of two. I was disappointed to learn that really only about half of this book was written by Brother Lawrence. The first section contains a series of "conversations" recorded by...

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