A New, Expanded Edition of Renovaré's Classic Companion to the Devotional Life
Updated to incorporate all six traditions, or "streams," that comprise a healthy and holistic life of faith, these fifty–two selections have been organized to introduce the reader to the great devotional writers over the course of one year. Edited by James Bryan Smith, each reading is accompanied by an introduction and meditation by Richard J. Foster. In addition, each entry includes a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises.
With devotional readings in
1. The Prayer–Filled Life
2. The Virtuous Life
3. The Spirit–Empowered Life
4. The Compassionate Life
5. The Word–Centered Life
6. The Sacramental Life
Foster and Smith sift through works from the great spiritual writers of the past as well as readings from contemporary spiritual leaders to create a guide that is indispensable for those looking for a deeper and more balanced spiritual life.
Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, Life with God, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of Renovaré, an organization and a movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted expressions, and the editor of The Life with God Bible.
This was used for a class to study classical writers of church history. It is an inspiring and "way often" challenging read. Read morePublished 10 days ago by kenneth grisham
Each chapter gives us an excerpt and some thought provoking comments by Foster as well as exercises we can do between studies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alumine Andrew
Great book! I am looking forward to using it even after my class is over.Published 2 months ago by Lisa Orr
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