Can you imagine practicing the presence of God in one single act that does not end? Wouldn’t that be a foretaste of heaven? Wouldn’t that be a sure path to your sanctification, to your realization of your destiny as a child of God? What Christian wouldn’t seek such for themselves once they saw and understood? Once they realized God desired it for them too? No one is more well-known for living this practice of the presence of God than Brother Lawrence. And the greatest way I know to honor him is to encourage readers to seek the practice for themselves, rather than simply admiring Brother Lawrence for it. The best way I know to teach what he had to say and encourage others to imitate him is to pass on what he had to say in a manner that is not only accurate but also clarifies and expands on his themes. To pass it on with less regard for organization, flow, and literary flare; and far more regard for relating the original ideas with uncompromising honesty and clarity. Enlisting imitators of Brother Lawrence is what this adaptation of his work is all about. Your first glance at the cover lets you know that this book isn’t just about Brother Lawrence and what he accomplished through God’s grace; it’s about you and I practicing the presence of God ourselves, in our own walk with the Lord, right here and now, day by day, moment by moment!
Brother Lawrence V W Malzahn, Paperback Expanded edition, ISBN 10: 1481218867, ISBN 13: 9781481218863