The Christian History newsletter is dedicated to Brother Lawrence (1614-1691), un unlikely famous mystical writer. His book Practicing the Presence of God is read and appreciated by Christians in all traditions.
He was a simple brother in a Catholic monastery (he has never received the tonsure, as a monk, because he felt he is not worthy of that), serving most of his life in the kitchen of the monastery, although he hated cooking. However, he was happy and contented, because his life motto was “I pick up a straw for the glory of God”. His very holistic, down to earth type of spirituality is still very attractive to many Christians today. Please read HERE the feature article.
In the early 1990s, when we have created Logos Publishers in Cluj, Romania (an Evangelical publishing house), the translation of this book was one of our first projects. I was glad to see that it was a best seller for a long time, which proves that the value of true spiritual writings trnscends ages and denominations. The book seems to be out of print at Logos, but may be found HERE, probably in another translation.
If you have not read this book yet, if is worth a try. It is a small one, so even those who find it difficult to read books these days may swallow it quite easily. Enjoy! And Practice!