Spiritual Maxims

Read by Anonymous English Quaker

(4.7 stars; 84 reviews)

Those who have an experiential predisposition in their faith would do well to read The Conversations and Letters of Brother Lawrence… if they have not done so already. This is a lesser-known work, often overlooked. These Spiritual Maxims were manuscripts found amongst the aforementioned Letters and also written by Brother Lawrence himself. The Maxims are different from the letters — the careful arrangement adopted suggests matured thought and the inference is not unreasonable that he intended them to sum up his teachings.

The reader apologises for the unworthiness of his delivery… the English itself was difficult enough to read and the ancient punctuation had more commas than full stops. My sometimes stilted delivery is caused by me being partially-sighted and having to read everything in short sections. (Introduction by the reader) (0 hr 25 min)


1 Spiritual Maxims 3:00 Read by Anonymous English Quaker
2 Of Necessary Practices for Attaining the Spiritual Life 5:36 Read by Anonymous English Quaker
3 Of Union of the Soul with God 5:18 Read by Anonymous English Quaker
4 Of The Presence of God 4:02 Read by Anonymous English Quaker
5 Of Means for Attaining unto the Presence of God 3:38 Read by Anonymous English Quaker
6 The Benefits of the Presence of God 4:12 Read by Anonymous English Quaker


Great book

(5 stars)

This book (as well as Brother Lawrence's other book) explains how to spend time with God and the benefits of doing so. It's encouraging and thought provoking, making us desire a closer relationship wiith God. The anonymous reader mentions in the description that he is partially sighted - I think he's done a great job recording the text and I am grateful that he took the time to do so as I am sure it was no easy task.

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(5 stars)

This book though small but it goes straight to the point and it is very educTive to those who want to grows spiritually i for one have learnt alot from it

this little book is very encouraging to the saint who desires to know God. Simp…

(5 stars)

This little book is very encouraging to the saint who desires to know God. Simple and practical.

(5 stars)

The maxims of Brother Lawrence is an excellent work and this reading is clear and well paced, which makes it easy to stay focused on the message.

(5 stars)

This is, I think, the best work on inward prayer or communion with God within, and I think the reader fits the reading well.

(3.5 stars)

Reader is a little bit difficult to understand, but content is worth the effort