Devotional Classics, Revised and Expanded   -     Edited By: Richard J. Foster, James Bryan Smith
    By: Richard J. Foster & James Bryan Smith, eds.
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HarperOne / 2005 / Paperback

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A new expanded edition of Renovare's Classic Companion to the Devotional Life.

Updated to incorporate all six traditions, or "streams," that comprise a healthy and holistic life of faith, these fifty-two selections have been organized to introduce the reader to the great devotional writers over the course of one year. Edited by James Bryan Smith, each reading is accompanied by an introduction and meditation by Richard J. Foster. In addition, each entry includes a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises.

With devotional readings in

  • The Prayer-Filled Life
  • The Virtuous Life
  • The Spirit-Empowered Life
  • The Compassionate Life
  • The Word-Centered Life
  • The Sacramental Life

Foster and Smith sift through works from the great spiritual writers of the past as well as readings from contemporary spiritual leaders to create a guide that is indispensable for those looking for a deeper and more balanced spritiual life.

Devotional Classics features readings from Augustine of Hippo, Blaise Pascal, Francis of Assisi, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther, Soren Kierkegaard, Annie Dillard, Thomas Merton, Kathleen Norris, Dallas Willard, John Calvin, and many more.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 388
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 X 1.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0060777508
ISBN-13: 9780060777500
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A New, Expanded Edition of Renovaré's Classic Companion to the Devotional Life

Updated to incorporate all six traditions, or "streams," that comprise a healthy and holistic life of faith, these fifty–two selections have been organized to introduce the reader to the great devotional writers over the course of one year. Edited by James Bryan Smith, each reading is accompanied by an introduction and meditation by Richard J. Foster. In addition, each entry includes a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises.

With devotional readings in

1. The Prayer–Filled Life

2. The Virtuous Life

3. The Spirit–Empowered Life

4. The Compassionate Life

5. The Word–Centered Life

6. The Sacramental Life

Foster and Smith sift through works from the great spiritual writers of the past as well as readings from contemporary spiritual leaders to create a guide that is indispensable for those looking for a deeper and more balanced spiritual life.

Author Bio

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, Life with God, 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. He is the founder of Renovaré, an organization and a movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted expressions, and the editor of The Life with God Bible.

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