This novel selection of spiritual classics presents fifty-two new readings drawn from the extraordinary heritage of nearly 2,000 years of Christian writing. Here are wise, challenging, & poignant selections from such beloved writers as A. W. Tozer, Frederick Buechner, G....
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This novel selection of spiritual classics presents fifty-two new readings drawn from the extraordinary heritage of nearly 2,000 years of Christian writing. Here are wise, challenging, & poignant selections from such beloved writers as A. W. Tozer, Frederick Buechner, G. K. Chesterton, Amy Carmichael, St. Augustine, Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton, Simone Weil, Thomas More, Hildegarde of Bingen, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Dorothy Day, & more. Spiritual Classics includes profiles of the contributors, excerpts from their works, & guided reflections with questions, scriptures, & exercises. Richard J. Foster provides a meditation for each entry, incorporating his own teachings on the spiritual disciplines.
The Brightest Lights of the Christian Tradition^St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, Fredrick Buechner, Evelyn Underhill, A.W. Tozer, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amy Carmichael, Simone Weil, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegard of Bingen, John Milton, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. . . ^From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes "Spiritual Classcs, "fifty-two selections complete with a profile of each author, guided meditations for group and individual use, and reflections containing questions and exercises. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffith offer their expertise by selecting inspirational writings and including their own commentary and recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.
THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS OF THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION St. Augustine * Thomas Merton * Frederick Buechner * Evelyn Underhill A.W. Tozer * G.K. Chesterton * Christina Rossetti * Thomas More Anne Morrow Lindbergh * Martin Luther King Jr. * Amy Carmichael Simone Weil * Pierre Teilhard de Chardin * Hildegard of Bingen John Milton * Dorothy Day * Leo Tolstoy * Hannah More * Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes Spiritual Classics, fifty-two selections complete with a profile of each author, meditations for group and individual use, discussion questions and exercises, and a personal reflection by Richard Foster on each selection. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffin also offer recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.
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 two most recent books are Life with God and Longing for God with Gayle Beebe.
Emilie Griffin is an award-winning playwright and the author of a number of books including Wonderful and Dark Is This Road; Doors into Prayer: An Invitation; Clinging: The Experience of Prayer and Homeward Voyage: Reflections on Life-Changes.
Emilie is on the board and speaking team of Renovare' She and her husband, William, are founding members of the Chrysostom Society, a national group for writers of the Christian faith.