Synopses & Reviews
A simply written little book about prayer and Christian life, this work beautifully conveys messages from a seventeenth-century Carmelite monk to those who lived and worked around him. Written so that each section of the book could stand on its own, the text has much to say to the modern person trying to live a spiritual life in the midst of a busy career or home. The book's brevity and accessibility make this classic of Christian devotion a particularly good selection with which to begin spiritual studies.
"Believe me, count as lost each day you have not used in loving God." -- Brother Lawrence
This simply written little book about prayer and Christian life conveys a humble man's thoughts on the importance of experiencing God's love. A seventeenth-century French Carmelite, Brother Lawrence spent much of his time in the kitchen of a Paris monastery. Of this experience, he said: "The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen ... I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament."
A collection of Lawrence's messages given to those who lived around him, this book contains The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims. Both have much to say to modern man about living a spiritual life in a busy world. More widely read today than ever, these two classics -- each an easily accessible primer of practical Christian devotion -- comprise a particularly good selection with which to begin spiritual studies.
This simply written little book about prayer and Christian life combines two classics in one each a primer of practical Christian devotion. The works beautifully convey the thoughts of a 17th-century Carmelite monk and have much to say to those trying to live a spiritual life in a busy, modern world.