Brother Lawrence was a remarkably holy person who experienced first hand the immense joy of being in the presence of God. His soul was so irresistibly drawn to the divine presence that nothing could hold him to earth. In this book, written as an exhortation to religious and all holy persons, he pours out his numerous and marvelous experiences and also sets down ways and means to attain the bliss of the presence of God.
According to Brother Lawrence, the realization of the presence of God can be brought about either by the imagination or the understanding. This is possible through continued practice. You can feel yourself in the presence of God even when you are busy with any kind of occupation. Your soul will be lifted high above all earthly things so that you live a life of close communion with God.