The Practice of the Presence of God

A 40-Day Devotion Based on Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God

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Practice turning ordinary life experiences into a conversation with God!

With all the distractions and busyness of everyday life, trying to remain connected to God can be a real challenge. Fortunately, a Carmelite monk named Brother Lawrence understood this problem and laid out a spiritual approach to living in God’s presence that is as practical today as it was almost four hundred years ago.

Since it was first published in 1691, The Practice of the Presence of God contains a collection of notes, letters, and interviews given by Brother Lawrence to his friends as a way of helping them turn ordinary daily life events into conversations with God.

Based on this timeless classic, The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion guides readers on a 40-day journey through the wisdom of Brother Lawrence, related Scripture passages, and devotional thoughts that bring you into a more conversational relationship with God.

The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40-Day Devotion includes:

  • Daily devotional readings with book excerpt, Scripture references, and devotional thoughts
  • The complete conversations and letters from Brother Lawrence
  • Additional resources including a small-group discussion guide, Spiritual Maxims, and The Life of Brother Lawrence available for free online
  • Perfect for book clubs, small groups, or individual Bible study
  • Available in print or e-book formats

Devote some time to examining the content of this small but powerful book that has inspired millions of Christians over centuries to develop a deeper awareness of the presence of God.

This book includes the conversations and letters that make up the bulk of the work commonly known as The Practice of the Presence of God as well as a 40-day devotional plan that guides you through sections of the writings of Brother Lawrence. Additionally, we have made available Spirituals Maxims by Brother Lawrence and The Life of Brother Lawrence for free on the publisher’s website.

The daily devotional readings include a book excerpt, Scripture references, and a devotional thought for each day. The devotion can be started at any time of the year and is flexible to individual reader’s schedules.

Yes! You will find a free group discussion guide on the publisher’s website that is perfect for individual and small group use.

Absolutely! The questions are created in a discussion format allowing leaders to simply guide participants through each study question.

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Alan Vermilye is the author of The Screwtape Letters Study Guide, The Screwtape Letters Study Guide for Teens, Screwtape Proposes a Toast Study Guide, and The Great Divorce Study Guide. He also created the very popular Big Shiny Planet Bible Study Series used by thousands of church youth groups worldwide and helped facilitate the creation and delivery of the Safe Travel Solutions.
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FREE Discussion Guide!

We’ve created a FREE discussion guide for The Practice of the Presence of God: A 40 Day Devotion that you can use for individual study or with a small group. In addition, we’ve included the supplemental readings The Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence and The Life of Brother Lawrence. An excellent follow up to the book!

Available in all e-Reader formats and as a PDF download!

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The Practice of the Presence of God

Includes a 40-Day Devotional and the entire Brother Lawrence book.