- Publisher This text looks at twelve spiritual disciplines, developed here for selected readings and study helps. Each reading is followed by an introduction to the author, relevant quotations, questions for discussion and suggested exercises.
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About "Spiritual Classics"
A year's plan of carefully selected spiritual readings from ancient and contemporary writers with questions, exercises and commentary for individual or group use. The result is a wealth of spiritual treasures to enrich and delight. Richard Foster's best-selling Celebration of Discipline provides the framework for this new work. The twelve spiritual disciplines featured are now developed as the themes for selected readings and study helps. The 12 spiritual disciplines are* Inward disciplines Prayer Meditation Fasting Study Outward disciplines Simplicity Solitude Submission Service Corporate disciplines Confession Worship Guidance Celebration Christian classic writers will include Augustine of Hippo, John Henry Newman, Thomas Merton, as well as 20th century authors such as, Simone Weil, Catherine Marshall and Joyce Huggett. Each reading will be followed by an introduction to the life and work of that author, as well as relevant scriptural quotations, questions for discussion, suggested exercises and a reflective commentary by Richard Foster.
This text looks at twelve spiritual disciplines, developed here for selected readings and study helps. Each reading is followed by an introduction to the author, relevant quotations, questions for discussion and suggested exercises.
Meet the Authors
Richard Foster (Ed)
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 (Ed)
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.