by Joni Eareckson Tada
Discover the secret to peace, joy, and hope in times of anxiety as the beloved author of Joni weaves contemporary insights with the timeless wisdom of seventeenth-century monk Brother Lawrence.
“Suffering has a way of heaving you beyond the shallows of life where your faith feels ankle-deep. It casts you out into the fathomless depths of God.”—Joni, from the Introduction
The Carmelite monk Brother Lawrence lived through the drudgeries of monastery kitchen duty during the turbulence of France in the mid-1600s. Hundreds of years later, Joni Eareckson Tada writes during another turbulent era, from the perspective of someone living with the daily challenges of pain and physical paralysis.
The Practice of the Presence of Jesus offers wisdom from these two everyday saints, writing nearly four hundred years apart, that teaches you how to experience the nearness of God in your life. Through rich devotional content from Brother Lawrence’s Practice of the Presence of God, and through original art and new meditations from Joni, you’ll encounter a unique weaving of past and present spiritual reflections on a God who never changes.
As we recognize God with us moment by moment, our mundane becomes holy. Our pain becomes peace-filled. And our uncertainties fade into the greatest, most certain hope of all.