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Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Richard Foster

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Richard Foster

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This modern classic explores the age-old disciplines of the Christian life - the inward ones of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study; the outward ones of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service; and the corporate ones of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration.

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About "Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth"

This modern classic explores the age-old disciplines of the Christian life - the inward ones of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study; the outward ones of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service; and the corporate ones of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration.
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Praised by many as the most important contemporary book on Christian spirituality, this timeless classic has helped well over a million people discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace and a deeper understanding of God.

The book explores the 'classic disciplines' of Christian faith. The inward disciplines of meditiation, prayer, fasting and study. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission and service. And the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance and celebration.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Richard Foster

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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Simple, practical informative
5 stars By Chanelle, Dec 31 2016
Richard Foster practically explains various spiritual disciplines with simplicity and eloquence giving insight into a deeper relationship with God. 
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Celebration of Discipline
5 stars By Noah, Sep 24 2014
This is an incredible book. Richard Foster displays real spiritual depth for the Christian life that is all but lost in many parts of Western Christianity. It is by no means a shallow book, and the book takes time to read because almost every sentence is so full of spiritual gems that it would be wasteful to skim over any part. I found that Richard Foster explores both Biblical verses and quotes from Spiritual classics (both working very well together). Celebration of Discipline is a refreshing book that cannot help but re-energise your thirst to know God in a deeper way. A must-read and spiritual classic needed for our generations!
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less is more
5 stars By Peter, Jul 06 2011
As Foster points out, what is missing today is not smarter or better people, but deep people. Perhaps the reason why this book is alarmingly relevant almost 30 years after its original authorship is because it highlights that though we may be in the age of unprecedented accessible information, (particularly on the subject of God) the irony is that for many this has marked the abandonment of reflection and prayer. This is perhaps one of the greatest critiques that the life of Jesus makes against the lifestyle of so many Christians in 21st century western Christianity.

In our clamour for more, more solutions, more experiences, more relationships and more insights, many have abandoned spending meaningful time with the fountain of all of the above.

'Celebration' has made me realise that for many years I have had a 'just Google it' mentality for resolving spiritual issues rather than be silent, and in simple prayer create a space for God to speak. This process can be aided in both an individual and corporate context by returning to the simple disciplines demonstrated in Scripture and explained by Foster.

Truly blessed are those at the end of their rope, often the only place where we stop and cast our eyes upon Jesus. When we do we realise less is truly more.
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Disappointing
1 stars By Damien, Apr 17 2011
This book was tedious to read. It was boring and quoted non-biblical sources throughout the majority of the book. The bible was quoted occasionally and was at times interpreted incorrectly. 

I had to read this book for a bible course so I read the whole thing. I was amused by this one sentence: 'make friends with the flowers and the trees and the little creatures that creep upon the earth.'

I would discourage everyone from this book; there would have to be better sources on fasting, meditation and other Christian disciplines.
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The book EVERY Christian should have in their library
5 stars By Gill, Jul 10 2009
I came across this book whilst studying "Christian Spirituality" at an Assemblies of God Bible College. I have since given two copies away and use the copy I have now on a regular basis. The chapter on Christian meditation is outstanding - many Christians have ignored this discipline because of how other religions practice meditation. But David meditated on the Word of God 'morning and evening' - he meditated on the goodness of God. I have had the most amazing revelations by taking a passage of scripture and meditating on it - putting myself in the story (as Foster suggests). And that's just one of the chapters - the truth and revelation regarding every discipline is refreshing, burden lifting, and inspiring. A MUST HAVE book for every Christian - no matter what denomination you are part of.
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  • Catalogue Code 283741
  • Product Code 9780340979266
  • ISBN 0340979267
  • EAN 9780340979266
  • Pages 304
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication Date Nov 2008
  • Sales Rank #10114
  • Dimensions 199 x 131 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.214kg
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