Practice of the Presence of God, Unabridged
"There is no manner of life in the world sweeter or more delicious than continual conversation with God. They alone can understand it who practice it and savor it. I do not advise you, however, to practice it for this motive. The desire for spiritual consolation must not be our purpose in carrying on this practice. Instead, let us do it out of love for God and because it is His will."
Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
This classic work has inspired millions of people in a variety of editions since it was first published after the author's death in 1691.
Brother Lawrence was a humble monk who spent much of his monastic life working in the kitchen. His life and writings reveal the secrets of daily, moment-by-moment fellowship with God. "In the way of God, thoughts count very little," he says. Full of realistic honesty, friendliness, and simplicity, The Practice of the Presence of God shows that it's possible to meet God among 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 who seek to know and love God more intimately.
Are you ready to begin the practice of the presence of God?
Included in this unabridged edition: Brother Lawrence's eulogy, four conversations with Brother Lawrence, 16 letters from Brother Lawrence to others, Brother Lawrence's manuscript Spiritual Maxims, and a memoir on the life and spirituality of Brother Lawrence by the Abbe de Beaufort.