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Brother Lawrence (1614–1691)

Autor/a de The Practice of the Presence of God

40+ obres 6,917 Membres 64 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Brother Lawrence (1611-1691) was born Nicholas Herman in the Lorraine region of France. As a young man, he fought in the Thirty Years' War before joining the Carmelite order. Immediately after his death, The Practice of the Presence of God was compiled from his letters and conversations.
Crèdit de la imatge: Image of Brother Lawrence from a book published by Fleming Revell Co. in 1900.

Obres de Brother Lawrence

The Practice of the Presence of God (1685) 5,781 exemplars
Practicing His Presence (1973) 43 exemplars
The practice of the presence of God (Selections) (1950) — Autor; Autor — 4 exemplars
The Practice of the Presence of God; and, As a Man Thinketh (2012) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
[title unknown] 1 exemplars

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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.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 54 ressenyes més | Oct 10, 2023 |
classic book small format
 
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SrMaryLea | Hi ha 54 ressenyes més | Aug 22, 2023 |
While I have heard many good things about this book, it just did not sit right with me. It was very repetitive and seemed to glorify brother Lawrence, which seemed counterproductive to the goal. It also felt incredibly cultish and left me feeling icky.
 
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Griffin_Reads | Hi ha 54 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2023 |
I’m not sure what to say about this book, save that it describes a simple, yet not necessarily easy path to be at one with God. This path is described through a series of conversations, letters, principles and ways.

As someone who lives with a serious and enduring mental illness, I came away from this relatively short read, which by the way I first read some fifteen years ago, with a sense that although this is a practice that I could aspire to I would find it difficult to realise. This is mainly due to my racing thoughts.

However, I have been practicing recently the Jesus Prayer with the aid of an Orthodox prayer rope, and I have found this very helpful in returning to the solid ground that the author describes through the use of this simple prayer.

I believe that the key to this book lies in its title - the Practice of the Presence of God. God is the ground of our being and to find Him we need to seek Him in His simplicity. We only achieve this by the gift of His Grace and a surrendering of our will, and this as the title suggests requires practice.
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IanGrantham | Hi ha 54 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2023 |

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Obres
40
També de
3
Membres
6,917
Popularitat
#3,533
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
64
ISBN
207
Llengües
5
Preferit
5

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