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Number of Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2009
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Spiritual Disciplines Devotional: A Year of ReadingsValerie E. HessInterVarsity Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback$11.49 Retail:
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Many people are longing to find the footprint of God in their daily lives. This beautiful daily companion is comprised of 365 selections of scripture, commentary, meditations, and daily exercises to help readers see how they can bring their entire life into a life with Immanuel - a God who is with his people.
In Richard Foster′s best-selling book, Celebration of Discipline, he explored the "classic disciplines," or central spiritual practices of the Christian faith. Foster showed that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found. In A Year with God, the spiritual disciplines are presented in such a way that does not destroy the soul but enables the reader to enter into a transforming life with God.
Through daily spiritual exercises and meditations, A Year with God explores eighteen spiritual disciplines. The inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare one to make the world a better place. The corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring one nearer to others and to God. Each discipline will be given twenty days of readings, beginning with scripture and followed by commentary, a meditation, and a spiritual exercise. Practicing these spiritual disciplines will help readers live intentionally, contributing to a more balanced spiritual life and a reformation of the inner self.
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.
Milton Jantzen5 Stars Out Of 5Do not read unless you are willing to grow!May 15, 2012Milton JantzenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a "must read" for anyone who wants to grow their faith, but hasn't found ways that work. Including any who are not attracted to books that use terms like "Spiritual Formation". This is a daily devotional aimed at bringing the reader to the feet of Jesus--to be discipled. But, unlike many I've used, this one is different.
Here you will be challenged--to your core, if... If you will take the time to read, reflect on, and respond to the day's text. Over the year you will have worked thru 17 spiritual disciplines, spending 20 days on each. Each day's reading ends with a challenge or an "assignment." Sometimes my wife & I find that easy; more often not. And there are times when it takes several days to complete.
You can start any time. Why not now?
J.C.5 Stars Out Of 5April 29, 2010J.C.Fantastic. I became very critical concerning christian writings, because much seems to be very copy/paste throughout generations, not really lived and experienced, because many authors spiritual life seems to consist more of preaching things and always thinking about them, than really living it, which would not satisfy them, because its not wholistically enough and often even wrong, crooked good feel teaching. Not so in this case.
Anne4 Stars Out Of 5February 2, 2010AnneI am so glad this published right before the beginning of the new year. It is a blessing! I appreciate its emphasis on spiritual disciplines, and the brief, but thoughtfully written readings chosen for each day. If you enjoy other resources from the Renovare crew, you will appreciate this as well.