The Practice of the Presence of God

Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590304268

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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A Christian classic on cultivating intimacy with God through life's everyday tasks. This enduring classic of devotion consists of the letters and recorded conversations of a simple seventeenth-century lay brother who, through the most ordinary of activities, was able to achieve a profound intimacy with God. At any moment and in any circumstance, he taught, we can “practice the presence of God”—by thinking on Him, loving Him, and offering up our daily tasks as acts of worship. This volume also includes Brother Lawrence’s “Spiritual Maxims,” a summary of his teachings in the form of short aphorisms and sayings.

The Practice of the Presence of God

Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441238921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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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!

The Practice of the Presence of God

Author: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 0935216219

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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The only English translation of the French critical edition, this volume includes a general introduction, bibliography, and testimonies about Brother Lawrence by those who knew him. With 5 photos and illustrations. More Information The third centenary of the death of Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection inspired the Belgian Discalced Carmelite Conrad De Meester to present this new critical edition of Brother Lawrence's classic on the Practice of the Presence of God, including all of his letters, maxims, and conversations. This book also contains a detailed general introduction to the life and works of Brother Lawrence, as well as the testimonies of his biographer.

The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims

Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112535

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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This simply written little book about prayer and Christian life combines two classics in one — each a primer of practical Christian devotion that beautifully conveys the thoughts of a 17th-century Carmelite monk.

The Practice of the Presence of God

Author: Brother Brother Lawrence,of the Resurrection Lawrence, Brother

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500526160

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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The Classic Work of Spiritual Devotion -- Original and Complete Now is the time to discover for yourself the wisdom that has inspired millions of people since it was originally published over 300 years ago., and more relevant than ever. This edition is perfect for general readers, as well as students of all ages, study groups, and for spiritual contemplation. ALSO INCLUDES: Spiritual Maxims, Life of Brother Lawrence, and General Thoughts

Practice of the Presence of God

Author: N.A

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385128614

Category: Religion

Page: 0

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Here is a guide for all Christians aspiring to union with God, which, according to Brother Lawrence, is the ultimate goal of every soul. The new Image edition of The Practice of the Presence of God is a reissue of the 1977 translation that was the first to appear in decades. It features an in-depth Introduction by John J. Delaney that examines what is known about Lawrence's life, how the book came to be, and its ongoing relevance throughout the ages. In the words of this humble seventeenth-century lay Carmelite, "we must trust God once and for all and abandon ourselves to Him alone." This difficult task necessarily requires perseverance and continual conversation with God in all activities great and small: "speaking humbly and talking lovingly with Him at all times, at every moment, without rule or system..." In reading these conversations, letters, and spiritual maxims, we learn the key to endless joy. In short, this little spiritual classic -- in its fresh, contemporary English translation -- renders the simple wisdom of Brother Lawrence accessible to every Christian who yearns for the fullness of life.

The Practice of the Presence of God

Author: Alan Vermilye,Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Brown Chair Books

ISBN: 1948481170

Category: Religion

Page: 95

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Practice turning ordinary life experiences into a conversation with God! With all the distractions and busyness of everyday life, trying to remain connected to God can be a real challenge. Fortunately, a Carmelite monk named Brother Lawrence understood this problem and laid out a spiritual approach to living in God’s presence that is as practical today as it was almost four hundred years ago. Since it was first published in 1691, The Practice of the Presence of God contains a collection of notes, letters, and interviews given by Brother Lawrence to his friends as a way of helping them turn ordinary daily life events into conversations with God. Based on this timeless classic, The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion guides readers on a 40-day journey through the wisdom of Brother Lawrence, related Scripture passages, and devotional thoughts that bring you into a more conversational relationship with God. The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion includes: - Daily devotional readings with book excerpt, Scripture references, and devotional thoughts - The complete conversations and letters from Brother Lawrence - Additional resources including a small-group discussion guide, Spiritual Maxims, and The Life of Brother Lawrence available for free online - Perfect for book clubs, small groups, or individual Bible study - Available in print or e-book formats Devote some time to examining the content of this small but powerful book that has inspired millions of Christians over centuries to develop a deeper awareness of the presence of God. Frequently Asked Questions: Does the book include the entire work of Brother Lawrence? This book includes the conversations and letters that make up the bulk of the work commonly known as The Practice of the Presence of God as well as a 40-day devotional plan that guides you through sections of the writings of Brother Lawrence. Additionally, we have made available Spirituals Maxims by Brother Lawrence and The Life of Brother Lawrence for free on the publisher’s website. What is the format of the devotional? The daily devotional readings include a book excerpt, Scripture references, and a devotional thought for each day. The devotion can be started at any time of the year and is flexible to individual reader’s schedules. Is there a group discussion guide? Yes! You will find a free group discussion guide on the publisher’s website that is perfect for individual and small group use. Can anyone lead the group discussion? Absolutely! The questions are created in a discussion format allowing leaders to simply guide participants through each study question.

The Brother Lawrence Collection

Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625586434

Category: Religion

Page: 83

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Included in this collection are two different translations of The Practice and Presence of God, The Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence, and a short Biography of Brother Lawrence. The Practice and Presence of God is one of the most beautiful and touching stories of Christian devotion ever written. Brother Lawrence was a Carmelite Brother known for his profound peace and deep relationship with God; many came to seek spiritual guidance from him. The wisdom that he passed on to them, in conversations and in letters, would later become the basis for the book. These two translations will help the reader find a more complete understanding of this wonderful and enduring story. The Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence are beautifully spiritual teachings that can help anyone have a closer relationship with God. And the short biography that closes out the books offer a fascinating glimpse into the life of Brother Lawrence.

The Practice of the Presence of God

Author: Brother Lawrence

Publisher: New Seeds

ISBN: 9781590302507

Category: Poetry

Page: 121

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The Practice of the Presence of God is among the most enduringly popular of all Christian devotional works. It is a collection of conversations with a simple seventeenth-century French Carmelite monk who, through the simplest of everyday activities, was able to achieve a profound intimacy with God. Brother Lawrence's teaching has resonated with Christians for more than three hundred years, and it is fitting that it is now available in this beautiful edition with a fine full-cloth cover, a sewn binding, and a ribbon marker.

Practice of the Presence

Author: N.A

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 1506478611

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 2658


"Everything is possible for those who believe, even more for those who hope, still more for those who love, and most of all for those who practice and persevere in these three powerful paths." Since it was first published in its pocket-size 1692 edition, Brother Lawrence's spiritual classic has remained in print, beloved by people of varying spiritual paths and religious traditions. With this new translation, award-winning translator Carmen Acevedo Butcher frees it from its centuries-long prison of dogmatic, binary language and brings fresh, inclusive treatment that readers are sure to find transformational. Brother Lawrence's years as a humble kitchen worker at a monastery, often remaining in the shadows of his community, gave way to a spiritual life that was profound. Poor, living with a disability, lacking a formal education, enduring a time of plague and civil unrest, he found God in the depths of his soul, experiencing God's loving presence throughout the day. His personal struggles and life-tested spiritual wisdom will resonate with contemporary readers as he invites us into a practice of Presence that is both accessible and deeply transformative. For the first time, Brother Lawrence's work is translated by Carmen Acevedo Butcher, a woman of color and a renowned scholar of medieval texts, who creates a dynamic, faithful translation for a new generation of readers.