The Practice of the Presence of God

The Practice of the Presence of God

With Spiritual Maxims

By Lawrence; Tessa Bielecki (Foreword by)

New Seeds, Hardcover, 9781590302507, 121pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2005

"The Practice of the Presence of God " is among the most enduringly popular of all Christian devotional works. It is a collection of conversations with a simple seventeenth-century French Carmelite monk who, through the simplest of everyday activities, was able to achieve a profound intimacy with God. Brother Lawrence's teaching has resonated with Christians for more than three hundred years, and it is fitting that it is now available in this beautiful edition with a fine full-cloth cover, a sewn binding, and a ribbon marker.

About the Author

Tessa Bielecki and Fr. David Denny have worked together for over forty years. They began as Carmelite monks in the Spiritual Life Institute where they co-edited Desert Call and gave retreats and workshops. At Colorado College they taught a history of Christian Mysticism and Desert Spirituality: from the Middle East to the American Southwest. They left monastic life in 2005 and created the Desert Foundation (see and now live in neighboring hermitages near Crestone, Colorado. Tessa is the author of three books on St. Teresa of Avila and recorded Wild at Heart: Radical Teachings of the Christian Mystics for Sounds True. Fr. Dave has served as chaplain for Image Journal's Glen Workshops and Seattle Pacific University's writing residencies. He raises funds for Cross Catholic Outreach, a relief ministry for the poorest of the poor. Both authors are currently working on their memoirs and collaborating again on Fire and Light: the Passion of the Christian Mystics.