Reading Brother Lawrence

Reading Brother Lawrence Brother Lawrence c February was born Nicolas Herman in the Lorraine region of France After serving with the military during the Thirty Years War he entered a Carmelite monastery in Paris

Brother Lawrence c 1614 12 February 1691 was born Nicolas Herman in the Lorraine region of France After serving with the military during the Thirty Years War he entered a Carmelite monastery in Paris as a lay brother, not having the education necessary to become a cleric, and took the religious name, Lawrence of the Resurrection He spent most his life within the monBrother Lawrence c 1614 12 February 1691 was born Nicolas Herman in the Lorraine region of France After serving with the military during the Thirty Years War he entered a Carmelite monastery in Paris as a lay brother, not having the education necessary to become a cleric, and took the religious name, Lawrence of the Resurrection He spent most his life within the monastery, working in the kitchen and repairing sandals Despite his lowly position, his character attracted many He earned a reputation for experiencing profound peace Visitors came seeking spiritual guidance The wisdom he passed on, in conversations and in letters, would later become the basis for the book, The Practice of the Presence of God, compiled by Father Joseph de Beaufort Brother Lawrence wrote, Men invent means and methods of coming at God s love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God s presence Yet it might be so simple Is it not quicker and easier just to do our common business wholly for the love of him The Practice of the Presence of God is a classic of Christian literature, loved by Catholics and Protestants and praised by the likes of John Wesley and A.W Tozer During a troubled time, novelist Ken Kuhlken discovered the book helped him find some peace and promised even if he could fully understand Reading Brother Lawrence chro

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  1. Ken Kuhlken s stories have appeared in ESQUIRE and numerous other magazines, been honorably mentioned in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship With Alan Russell, in the novella NO CATS, NO CHOCOLATE, Ken has chronicled the madness of book promotion tours.His novels are MIDHEAVEN, finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first fiction book, and the Hickey family mysteries THE LOUD ADIOS, Private Eye Writers of America Press Best First PI Novel THE VENUS DEAL THE ANGEL GANG THE DO RE MI, finalist for the Shamus Best Novel Award THE VAGABOND VIRGINS THE BIGGEST LIAR IN LOS ANGELES, San Diego Book Awards Best Mystery and THE GOOD KNOW NOTHING.He advises writers and other artists seeking inspiration, in WRITING AND THE SPIRIT offers an efficient method for transforming an idea into a successful book, in WRITE SMART and guides readers on a trip to the Kingdom of Heaven, in READING BROTHER LAWRENCE.

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  1. A heartfelt examination as to what a healthy relationship with God actually entails, based on a Biblical understanding Kuhlken s honesty and lack of pretension are refreshing, as is the quality of his prose This book offers lots of food for thought but provides little in the way of conclusions not necessarily a bad thing But, like with C.S Lewis SURPRISED BY JOY, I found myself getting a little bored by all the childhood recollections Personally, I just find reading about people s childhoods bor [...]


  2. I won this book as part of the first read program.This book is not at all what I expected I guess I thought I was getting a history book about Brother Lawrence and his life as a lay brother in the Carmelite monastery in Paris This story, however, is told in a book that was read by the author, Ken Kuhlken, and the affect it had on his life The book in question is The Practice of the Presence of God as compiled by Father Joseph de Beaufort This book is a memoir of The author s life and how Brother [...]


  3. READING BROTHER LAWRENCE is a memoir of Ken Kuhlken s spiritual meditations and experiences His attitudes are strongly influenced by literature, particularly Dostoyevsky and Brother Lawrence, and the people he has known throughout his life, especially Eric Curtis, a high school friend who died tragically young.Curtis, for Kuhlken, embodied Jesus s directives to love and self sacrifice Following these directives is the way to the Kingdom of Heaven alluded to in the book s subtitle To the extent t [...]


  4. Ken Kuhlken s memoir is stunning and heartbreaking The stories he tells are stories that must be told about Olga, Eric, and his treasure Zoe John Gardner states in the The Art of Fiction that the highest purpose of literature is to make the reader want to be a better person Reading Brother Lawrence accomplishes this by making you grieve for his losses and want to dwell in light As Kuhlken puts it In this sorry condition, I decide that my darkest sin, the one so loathsome I should never stop gri [...]


  5. I received this book through giveaway.I loved this book couldn t put it down It made me remember and sometimes mad my heart hurt.



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