From the author of CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE comes a major new exploration of spiritual renewal
Many Christians have a hunger for God that their own tradition seems unable to fully satisfy. While keeping the Bible as his touchstone, Richard Foster has discovered how other historical strands can offer additional food for the spiritual journey. In the first major book since his highly acclaimed PRAYER, Richard Foster celebrates the riches of Christian experience today.
While Evangelicals live a ‘Word centred’ life, the Charismatics have discovered a ‘spirit empowered’ life. But there is much to learn also from the holiness traditions who practice a ‘virtuous life’ as well as the ‘social justice movement. Contemplative and other perspectives are also explored, drawing on historic lives and biblical teaching to offer a more enriching relationship with God and his world.
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“Another classic from Richard Foster” Anglicans for RenewalFrom the Back Cover:
“Out of the believer’s heart shall flow streams of living water”
“Today a mighty river is bursting forth … It is a deep river of divine intimacy, a powerful river of holy living, a dancing river of unconditional love for all peoples.
“The astonishing new reality is this mighty flow brings together streams of life that have been isolated from one another for a very long time … In this books I have tried to name these great traditions.
“Contemplative, or the prayer-filled life Holiness, or the virtuous life Charismatic, or the Spirit-empowered life Social justice, or the compassionate life Evangelical, or the Word-centred life Incarnational, or the sacramental life
“No one models these dimensions of the spiritual life more fully than Jesus Christ . If we want to see this river of life in its most complete form, it is to Jesus we must turn.”
Richard J. Foster is the founder of Renovare, a movement committed to spiritual renewal with branches around the world. A significant church leader and popular speaker, he is the author of several best-selling books including 'Celebration of Discipline' and 'Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home.'
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006281273