Author(s): Brother Lawrence
A Christian classic on cultivating intimacy with God through life's everyday tasks. This enduring classic of devotion consists of the letters and recorded conversations of a simple seventeenth-century French monk who, through the most ordinary of everyday activities, was able to achieve a profound intimacy with God. "At any moment and in any circumstance," Brother Lawrence taught, "the soul that seeks God may find Him, and practice the presence of God." His joyful and practical teachings have resonated with Christians for more than three hundred years. This volume also includes Brother Lawrence's "Spiritual Maxims," a summary of his teachings in the form of short aphorisms and sayings.
BROTHER LAWRENCE of the Resurrection (1611-1691), born Nicholas Herman, was a Carmelite monk who served at the Monastery of the Discalced (Barefoot) Carmelites in Paris. A lay brother (that is, one who lacked the education required to become a cleric), he spent most of his life cooking meals, running errands, and scrubbing pots for his fellow monks--with an attitude of joy and grace.