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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brother Lawrence Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Compiled by Father Joseph De Beaufort, this book introduces us to a 17th century Carmelite monk known as Brother Lawrence. Lawrence worked in the kitchens and as a cobbler for the Carmelites. He rejoiced in everyday tasks, prayed constantly, and was known around the monastery for his kindness and willingness to help others. Brother Lawrence recounts in detail how to gain constantand comforting connection to the Almighty. Readers have treasured this little book for centuries because of Brother Lawrence's honest advice and his obvious passion for spiritual matters. Now a new generation of listeners can hear this creative Christian work and may come away withgreat peace, and the joy and understanding of Brother Lawrence and his plan for living in God's presence every minute.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rustin klafka | 2/18/2014

    " anyone who thinks they take the words of the Lord seriously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela Strickland | 2/17/2014

    " Excellent, challenging, timeless and great food for thought during Lent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 2/14/2014

    " A short read, with a single message. But a message too often forgotten. I find that just looking at the title can set me back on track. Expect to feel way beneath the author's standard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Penner | 2/1/2014

    " This book was my introduction to classic Christian devotional and mystical writings. It was a good place to start as it is eminently readable. Brother Lawrence writes as a monk, but his work is primarily in the kitchen preparing and cleaning up meals for his brothers. His primary mission is to develop his relationship with God through his work. A very practical guide to allowing God to speak to us through the ordinary and mundane tasks of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 1/29/2014

    " A must have book. I love this little collection of letters from a humble monk. So simple yet so powerful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/29/2014

    " IT was a great devotion my worship team in college did together, we had great talks about it in the coffee shop on campus "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khanh | 1/24/2014

    " Great book....read it devotionally a billion times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 1/24/2014

    " A classic of simple spirituality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/20/2014

    " This quick read totally transformed the way I approached "self-talk." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/19/2014

    " Very nice practical advice on how to think about God throughout your daily life. Although it has got to be easier if you are doing tasks that do not require you to use your brain! (He was washing dishes.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Summers | 1/19/2014

    " A thoughtful way to think about being with God. You can't read it fast. Read it a few pages at a time and savor it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mabel | 1/8/2014

    " Very inspiring, it makes minute by minute reflection very easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton Tinervin | 12/22/2013

    " This book is on my annual reads shelf. It is a highly readable and very beneficial look into the heart of an unexpected spiritual master. You should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Larson | 12/14/2013

    " For such a short book it sums up so clearly the way we should practice abiding and remaining in Christ. Such a great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reed | 12/12/2013

    " I read this book about once a year. It is profoundly simple in its approach to prayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilee | 12/7/2013

    " One of the best books I've ever read. It inspired and humbled me. I don't think I will ever be the same. I borrowed it, but I think it would be a good book to keep on my shelves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 12/7/2013

    " A great little book on the importance of worship and prayer in even our most mundane tasks and moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeAnn | 10/20/2013

    " an interesting story of how we can live our faith "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 10/17/2013

    " All Christians, new and old, should read this book. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 7/28/2013

    " This was the best book at talking about praying without ceasing in everyday life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmanuelle | 6/24/2013

    " Love this gentle, humble monk ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Garland | 4/30/2013

    " A lesson in humility. Excellent for facilitating God's presence in your life...or your life in His presence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Hellmann | 3/20/2013

    " Old Language, but it was an interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/3/2013

    " Read twice this year. Full of grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 2/17/2013

    " A quick book which I read in an evening. Three hundred years old, but sweet and insightful. One that I would like to read again soon and more slowly to contemplate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/10/2013

    " Loved by Christians of every strip. This little book unveils the eyes to see God in every moment. It's a classic Christian devotion. Its another read it over and over book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia Mooney | 8/20/2012

    " This book changed my view of spiritual connection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle | 6/20/2012

    " A perennial favorite that always helps me refocus and reminds me to exchange anxiety for faith every minute. It's a practice in which I hope to improve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G | 6/14/2012

    " Brother Lawrence's description of the attainment of simultaneity of devotion is the greatest discovery of my life, so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 5/9/2012

    " Excellent reading on how to simplify your spiritual life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 4/1/2012

    " Brother Lawrence focuses on two essential practices. Doing all things as though onto God, and being in continual prayer through practicing a simple, yet constant awareness of God's presence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Ferguson | 3/8/2012

    " difficult to read, but at the same time, really short. The message of Brother Lawrence's life is well worth the effort to read it :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 10/29/2011

    " One of the best books I've read to bring Christianity into everyday life. Simple, yet profound. Love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mlpottenger | 6/16/2011

    " This is one of the few books I read more than once. In fact I try to read it at least once each year. It remains on my nightstand for referral - especially when I feel spiritually dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracye | 3/26/2011

    " I adore this book in all it's various forms. Life-changing! Possibly my favorite book ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 3/17/2011

    " This book can be read in a few hours but it will take a lifetime to process. I was deeply moved and challenged by Brother Lawrence's passion for the Lord and desire to live every moment in the presence of God. Very convicting and encouraging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 2/9/2011

    " A classic view of God through the eyes of simplicity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 2/8/2011

    " A must read for every Christian! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 1/25/2011

    " A quick book which I read in an evening. Three hundred years old, but sweet and insightful. One that I would like to read again soon and more slowly to contemplate. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/2/2011

    " This is one of those books that said very little, with an over abundance of words. I could sum it up in a chapter, perhaps a sentence. Actually, just read the book title, that's good enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/31/2010

    " It was alright but it didn't hold my attention. A lot of the chapters / letters were quite short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/26/2010

    " This tiny, tiny, tiny book comes with a GREAT impact. I HIGHLY recommend this for ANYONE. It is readable, especially for its time period; it is thought-provoking and challenging. I could re-read this on a daily basis and come away constantly challenged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 11/30/2010

    " Good book - not outreach focused at all- makes the spiritual life seem like, if worked for, easy. Best redeaming value is a better daily walk with God. Good read but not great. "

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