The Practice of the Presence of God is a book of collected teachings of Brother Lawrence (born Nicholas Herman), a 17th-century Carmelite monk, compiled by Father Joseph de Beaufort. The compilation includes letters, as well as records of his conversations kept by Brother Lawrence’s interlocutors. The basic theme of the book is the development of an awareness of the presence of God.This classic Christian book details how to arrive at a constant and vibrant connection to God. Readers have treasured this short accessible book for centuries due to Brother Lawrence’s candid advice and his obvious passion for spiritual life. He delighted in mundane tasks, prayed constantly, and was known for his kindness and willingness to help others. The Practice of the Presence of God is a seminal work that is important reading according to many believers. Readers will come away with great peace and joy, and a better understanding of what it means to be constantly in God’s presence. Includes questions for group discussion.