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For centuries, the sayings of Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth-century monk, have shown believers how to follow and live like Christ. Now a new generation can discover the joy of practicing the presence of God with this updated version.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 30th 2004 by NavPress Publishing Group (first published December 16th 2004)
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Sep 29, 2012 Msj8484 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a very helpful and understandable modernization of Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of a Holy Life. It included many good reminders of how to face disappointment, pain and the mundaneness of life, while never forgetting God's presence.
Melissa Jill
Aug 11, 2014 Melissa Jill rated it really liked it
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I'm surprised it took me so long to get around to reading this book but I'm so glad I did! It's a quick, easy read and works well as a devotional. I love hearing insights from a 17th century monk on practicing the presence of God. So many portions of this read impacted me. Here are a few:

"If we only realized how much we need God's help and how much He wants to bless us, none of us would lose sight of Him, not for a second."

"But my King is full of mercy and goodness. Instead of making me feel bad
Jun 18, 2011 Eric rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend reading and pouring over Practicing God's Presence - an amazing compilation from Robert Elmer based on discussions, letters, and lessons from French monk Brother Lawrence (1614 - 1691). Brother Lawrence talks about practicing God's presence in every day life and provides spiritual sayings:

Faith, Hope, and Love
Living a Spiritual Life
Love God in Spirit and Truth
Getting Closer to God
The Presence of God
Finding God's Presence
Benefits of God's Presence

At the end of Brother Lawrence'
Apr 16, 2012 Harry rated it it was amazing
Another one of my favorites. Is a more updated version of Brother Lawrence. I find myself using it in messages, lessons, and life over and over again. Our world would be a different place if more of us found ourselves practicing God's presence more regularly.
Aug 11, 2010 Denise added it
How to have a constant daily communion with God and how to attain His peace. Wonderful book, besides the Bible this is a MUST read!!!!
Dec 29, 2008 Linda rated it really liked it
i haven't finished this yet but it is so much more understandable than the classic version i read.
Jul 04, 2009 Pat rated it it was amazing
Excellent and much easier to read than the original for today's readers.
Stacy Fredrickson
Mar 07, 2007 Stacy Fredrickson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: faith
This has been a key book in my spiritual journey!
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Jan 04, 2011 Bcoghill Coghill rated it liked it
Gift from my sister the Episcopal priest.
Katie Williams
Oct 14, 2015 Katie Williams rated it really liked it
It gets better every time I read it.
Apr 18, 2011 Marcy rated it it was amazing
It is definitely worth reading again
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