Book by Brother Lawrence
By JESS WHITE
I first heard of this little book while listening to an Elisabeth Elliot message. While that piqued my interest, it was quite a while later before I actually began to read about this Christian brother from yesteryear.
The book is a collection of conversations with, and letters from, Brother Lawrence. The letters explain how he learned to continually live his life in devotion to God and shares of how he went about fulfilling his resolve to “make the love of God the end of all his actions.” It also tells how he urged Christians to “once and for all, heartily put our whole trust in God, and make a total surrender of ourselves to Him, secure that He would not deceive us.” How refreshing it is to read those faith-filled words promoting total surrender!
If you are looking for some practical tips on how to dwell in God’s presence, as well as a glimpse into a quiet, godly man’s life, I encourage you to read this little account of Brother Lawrence.