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The Practice of the Presence of God: Pure Gold Audio Classics | [Brother Lawrence]

The Practice of the Presence of God: Pure Gold Audio Classics

First published in French in 1692, The Practice of the Presence of God is a classic for everyone who has a heart that is hungry for more of God - whose "soul thirsts for God, for the living God".

Amid his pots and pans, the author, Brother Lawrence, became so noted for his serenity and joy while he worked at the most menial kitchen tasks that cardinals and theologians came to see him to learn his secret. Even the pope of his day is said to have visited him.

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First published in French in 1692, The Practice of the Presence of God is a classic for everyone who has a heart that is hungry for more of God - whose "soul thirsts for God, for the living God".

Amid his pots and pans, the author, Brother Lawrence, became so noted for his serenity and joy while he worked at the most menial kitchen tasks that cardinals and theologians came to see him to learn his secret. Even the pope of his day is said to have visited him.

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    rose pyronneau BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, US 06-19-11
    rose pyronneau BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, US 06-19-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Every day inspiration"

    I was a little skeptical at first about this purchase but my doubts were unfounded. I would truly love to recommend this book to everyone as a day to day reference book. Thank you Brother Lawrence

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doris Sparks Linton, Indiana US 09-14-10
    Doris Sparks Linton, Indiana US 09-14-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Must be in every Christian's library!"

    This little gem gets down to the basics of walking or rather being present to God every moment. A must read/listen again and again. Since my printed copy has yellowed pages I will be happy to listen to Brother Lawrence' wisdom instead. Thank you for making it available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Todd United States 10-24-13
    Todd United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Glad to Delete this file from my device"

    In the couple of years I have used Audible, I have generally had a great experience. I've really enjoyed most each and every book I've used from Audible. But this book was abysmal. I could not wait to finish it and took pleasure in deleting it from the device.

    Let me start out by saying the only fault Audible shares is adding this recording to their library. While the book has a great message of spirituality from the late 17th century, the production almost kills any benefit the message of Brother Lawrence imparts. The narrator reads the text like some kind of self-help salesman, brimming with forced enthusiasm in an attempt to bring home the message. Then, when reading quotes/letters of Brother Lawrence, the narrator does so in some kind of creepy old man voice that sounds like the Crypt-Keeper. As well, the product appears choppy, cutting off mid-story in the transition between chapter 1 and 2.

    In the spirit of "Practicing the Presence of God", I would like to offer up my suffering, of listening to a butchering of Bother Lawrence's message, to God. The suffering has been plentiful and a tribute to God and trust in his plan. But if you are a looking for a sign-post on your path to a closer relationship with God, save yourself abundant suffering at the ineptitude of the producers of this work and take another path to Brother Lawrence's message.

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    Basya Vancouver, WA, United States 11-13-12
    Basya Vancouver, WA, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrible narration"

    The narrator uses his voice in an unbearably theatrical and stylized way. It sounds more like a used car commercial than a simple narrative about one man's relationship with his community and God.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Connelly-McKinley Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-27-10
    Connelly-McKinley Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-27-10
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    "What we all need to do more of"

    I listened to this book while driving to work each day on my iphone - I did not have an adapter in my car - so I placed my iphone under the shoulder strap of my seatbelt so I could hear. I received some good inspiring quotes that assisted me on my own practice of the presence of God in my life. I only heard of Brother Lawrence recently from a a daily mediation I received from Ransomed Heart ministries.

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    Debbie Eugene, OR, USA 04-19-10
    Debbie Eugene, OR, USA 04-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Cerebral"

    This book is a collection of Brother Lawrence's journals and letters and things written about him. If you are expecting a 'how to book' on learning techniques to come into the presence of God, this is not for you. It's more of a collection of sayings and proverbs and accolades about the faith of the lowly monk. I enjoyed it but I wish I would have actually read it and not listened to it. Part two suddenly cuts off into part three. It was hard to track with in audio format. Of course it was written in 1692 by Monks so maybe I'm just not cerebral enough to have enjoyed it.

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