Celebration of Discipline (25th Anniversary)
In the ten years since its publication, Celebration Of Discipline has brought thousands of Christians to an enriched spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deep understanding of God. For this newly revised and updated edition, the author expands...
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In the ten years since its publication, Celebration Of Discipline has brought thousands of Christians to an enriched spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deep understanding of God. For this newly revised and updated edition, the author expands on the inward Disciplines of prayer and meditation, the outward Discipline of simplicity, and the corporate Discipline of celebration. He provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities--and how they can help us toward inner transformation and "liberation from the stifling slavery of self-interest and fear." Meditation, fasting, study, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, and guidance--all help us to shed our superficial habits and "bring the abundance of God into our lives." Offering crucial new insights on simplicity, Foster demonstrates how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our inward and outward lives and "sets us free to enjoy the provision of God as a gift that can be shared with others." The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, is enhanced to show its importance, since it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline will help motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth. In celebration of this new edition of Richard J. Foster's best-selling guide to the classical Spiritual Disciplines, a series of reflections from the country's leading clergy, theologians, and spiritual directors have been appended, attesting to the enduring power and influence of this modern spiritual companion.
In the twenty years since its publication, "Celebration of Discipline" has helped over a million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God. For this special twentieth anniversary edition, Richard J. Foster has added an introduction, in which he shares the story of how this beloved and enduring spiritual guidebook came to be.^Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, "Celebration of Discipline" explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.^Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study, offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, so
Richard J. Foster (D.Th.P., Fuller Theological Seminary) is founder of RENOVARE in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of many books, including Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, Freedom of Simplicity; Streams of Living Water, 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, and is a general editor of The Renovare; Spiritual Formation Bible. His most recent books are Life with God; Longing for God with Gayle Beebe and Sanctuary of the SoulJourney into Meditative Prayer.
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