The Practice of the Presence of God Test | Final Test - Hard

Brother Lawrence
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this revelation do for Lawrence?

2. For how long does this extended metaphor continue?

3. In closing, what does Lawrence promise to do?

4. Man can commune with God where?

5. What does Lawrence do instead during those times?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lawrence view himself, which reflects his view that God is his judge?

2. How does Lawrence begin his first letter?

3. When should a man commune with God? Why might he believe this?

4. How is Lawrence's Christian path different from many spiritual advisers' descriptions?

5. How can someone really sense the need he or she has for God?

6. How does Letter 9 begin?

7. How does Lawrence handle sin? What is sin, according to Lawrence?

8. What does Lawrence tell the recipient of Letter 9?

9. What will aid one in having a disciplined mind?

10. How does Lawrence learn God's plan for him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lawrence depends upon God.

Part 1) How does Lawrence depend upon God? Why does he depend upon God? How does this dependency influence his beliefs about how one should think and act?

Part 2) How does the dependency affect decisions Lawrence makes in his life? Does this dependency improve his life? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this dependence on God affect his relationships with others? Is this dependence good for building relationships? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

One must have a disciplined mind.

Part 1) What does Lawrence mean by a disciplined mind? Why is this necessary?

Part 2) How can one go about disciplining one's mind, according to Lawrence? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Part 3) What are two other ways, not mentioned by Lawrence, that you could discipline your mind in a way that is in accordance with Lawrence's beliefs?

Essay Topic 3

Lawrence explains God's allowance of misery.

Part 1) According to Lawrence, why does God allow misery? What does this reveal about Lawrence's opinion of himself and others?

Part 2) How does this belief affect his opinion of misery and suffering? Is suffering easier to accept? Why or why not?

Part 3) Can misery and pain be avoided or eliminated from one's life? Why or why not? Would he want to have this suffering eliminated from his own life? Why or why not?

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