Item description for Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster & Tom Parker...
Overview Over the centuries devout believers have sought for the best ways to bring their lives and thoughts closer to God. Richard Foster points the way to a new level of spiritual maturity through a rediscovery of the time-honored disciplines of Christian devotion. Foster provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how the inward Disciplines of meditation and prayer, the outward Discipline of simplicity, and the corporate Discipline of celebration can become part of our daily activities and help us toward inner transformation. He demonstrates how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our lives, and discusses how celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline guides all Christians to an enriched spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deep understanding of God.
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Studio: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Running Time: 450.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.1" Width: 6.6" Height: 1" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2008
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
ISBN 1433250330 ISBN13 9781433250330
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More About Richard J. Foster & Tom Parker
Richard James Foster is a Christian theologian and author in the Quaker tradition. His writings speak to a broad Christian audience. Born in 1942, in New Mexico, Foster has been a professor at Friends University and pastor of Evangelical Friends churches. Foster resides in Denver, Colorado. He earned his undergraduate degree at George Fox University in Oregon and his Doctor of Pastoral Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary,and received an honorary doctorate from Houghton College.
Foster is best known for his 1978 book Celebration of Discipline, which examines the inward disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditation, and study in the Christian life, the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service, and the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration. It has sold over one million copies. It was named by Christianity Today as one of the top ten books of the twentieth century. A work described as a sequel to Celebration is Foster's 1985 Money, Sex & Power. and associated study guide.
He also published Freedom of Simplicity in 1981, which further explores the discipline of simple, intentional living, Freedom of Simplicity. Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home (1992, ISBN 0-06-062846-4), which explores 21 different types of Christian prayer, edited Devotional Classics (1993, ISBN 0-06-066966-7), a devotional guide featuring Christian wisdom through the ages, and Streams of Living Water (2001, ISBN 0-06-062822-7), which examines the place of the different spiritual traditions - Contemplative: The Prayer-Filled Life; Holiness: The Virtuous Life ; Charismatic: The Spirit-Empowered Life; Social Justice: The Compassionate Life; Evangelical: The Word-Centered Life; and Incarnational: The Sacramental Life - in Christianity.
Foster (along with several others) also wrote the devotional Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible (now published as The Life with God Study Bible). Two editions of this NRSV-based study Bible exist, one with the apocryphal/deuterocanonical texts and one without.
In 2008, he co-authored with Gayle Beebe, the book Longing for God.
SPANISH BIO: Richard J. Foster (D.Th.P., Fuller Theological Seminary) es el fundador de Renovare en Denver, Colorado. Es autor de numerosos libros, entre ellos Celebracion de la disciplina: Hacia una vida espiritual mas profunda, que ha vendido mas de dos millones de copias en todo el mundo, La Oracion: Verdadero refugio del alma, La libertad de la simplicidad: encontrar la armonia en un mundo complejo y coautor (con Gayle Beebe) de El anhelo de Dios: Siete Senderos de la devocion cristiana.
Richard J. Foster currently resides in Denver, in the state of Colorado. Richard J. Foster was born in 1951.
Richard J. Foster has published or released items in the following series...