More than three hundred years ago, a French monk named Brother Lawrence discovered how to live in God’s presence moment by moment. His reflections have become the devotional classic The Practice of the Presence of God. Discover his secret as you read this timeless classic!
Brother Lawrence was born Nicholas Herman in Lorraine province, France in about 1605. He came from a humble background and was an unlearned man. He became a Christian in 1629, and after being a soldier and a footman for some time, he entered the religious community of the Carmelites in Paris in about 1649. It was there, as a lay brother, that he took the name of Brother Lawrence. He remained in the community until his death in 1691. While in the community he worked most of the time as a helper in the kitchen; it is in this specific surrounding that he became known for his simple, practical faith.
Originally published in French as La pratique de la prâesence de Dieu.
About the Hendrickson Christian Classics series: Acts of faith always start with a small “yes”—so how can you get better at hearing his call? Learning from trusted elders and writers in Christianity who walked before us is a fantastic way to begin! Whether you are looking to get more out of Scripture, be challenged by God’s relentless love, or gain a greater understanding for how Jesus reveals himself, the Hendrickson Christian Classics series will inspire and provoke you into a deeper relationship with the Lord.
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The Hendrickson Christian Classics are for you if you want to:
Learn how to experience the Holy Spirit’s presence daily
Get a handle on Christian classics (like The Pilgrim’s Progress and others)
Take your understanding of Scripture to a deeper level
Immerse yourself in these spiritual Christian classics! Dive deep into these amazing masterworks and experience some of the greatest Christian classics, all masterfully narrated by Emmy Award winner Stephen Johnston:
The Pilgrim’s Progress (by John Bunyan)
Absolute Surrender (by Andrew Murray)
The Practice of the Presence of God (by Brother Lawrence)
How to Pray and How to Study the Bible (by R.A. Torrey)