"Practicing the Presence of God" is a not a book by Brother Lawrence in the usual sense. Rather, it is a compilation by Joseph de Beaufort, one of Lawrence's contemporaries. In the first volume Beaufort recalls four conversations he had with Brother Lawrence. The second volume, contains parts of fifteen letters written by Lawrence, each which Beaufort introduces with notes on its context. Beaufort's first person narration throughout can be confusing to new readers, but this minor awkwardness has not prevented the book from joining the ranks of the most celebrated Christian classics, nor its timeless message from transforming hearts. Themes you will find include the devotion to unceasing prayer, the fusion of the ordinary and the spiritual, the simplicity of walking with God, and the necessity of trusting God to enjoy peace with Him and in all our circumstances. This book has benefitted over ten generations of ordinary and outstanding people from every path. It is easy to understand, simple to apply and a source of joy and hope. May God bless your reading.