Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life
by Brother Lawrence
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Brother Lawrence is one of
the most admired and imitated sons of the Catholic church. He worked
for a time as a soldier before entering the Discalced Carmelite Prior in
Paris. Lawrence was uneducated, and so had to enter the monastery as a
layman. He worked in the kitchens and as a cobbler there for the
remainder of his life. Lawrence is known for his devotion and ability
to bring God into every aspect of his life. His classic Christian work,
Practice of the Presence of God, details how to gain that
comforting connection to God. Readers have treasured this short and
easy book for centuries because of Lawrence's honest advice and his
obvious passion for spiritual matters. He rejoiced in everyday tasks,
prayed constantly, and was known around the monastery for his kindness
and willingness to help others. Practice of the Presence of God
creative Christian work that is required reading according to many
believers. Readers will come away with great peace and joy, and a
better understanding of what it means to constantly be in God's
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