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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.
Number of Pages: 388
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.50 X 1.0 (inches)|
Devotional Classics: Revised Edition is an updated and expanded edition of Renovaré's companion to the devotional life. Edited by Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, this version incorporates all six traditions, or "streams," that comprise a healthy and holistic life of Christian faith. The fifty-two selections in Devotional Classics have been organized to introduce the reader to the great Christian devotional writers over the course of one year, through an introduction and meditation by Foster, a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises. Devotional Classics is indispensable for those looking for a deeper and more balanced spiritual life.
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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Nicole5 Stars Out Of 5November 24, 2009NicoleThis is a great book for anyone wanting to learn about Christians of the past who have left their marks. I had to read this book for school, but ended up really enjoying reading about the authors that I had heard so much about. The book offers resources to other books if the reader wishes to learn more. Great book, I highly reccomend it!
Susan Miller5 Stars Out Of 5October 27, 2008Susan MillerI look forward each morning to the thoughts I will encounter in this book. My thinking is challenged and deepened; my daily life reflects this. Presentation is very user-friendly and leads to more resources if reader desires. This book is a treasure.
Cynthia Farmer5 Stars Out Of 5August 9, 2008Cynthia FarmerI am really enjoying this book and the compilation of these great authors and thinkers. I woudl probably never read books by all of them seperatly but this gives me the chance to sample all of them.