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    Richard J. Foster(Author)

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Arguably the most established contemporary spiritual classic by our most profound living religious writer. 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 meditation, prayer, fasting, and study; the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission and service and the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance and celebration.

Like a child exploring the attic of an old house on a rainy day, discovering a trunk full of treasure and then calling all his brothers and sisters to share the find, Richard Foster has 'found' the spiritual disciplines that the modern world stored away and forgot ... the instruments of joy, the way into mature Christian spirituality and abundant life. --Eugene PetersonThis is a book I'd love to have written ... exciting, stimulating and joyful. --Joyce HuggettThe best modern book on Christian spirituality. --(Ronald Sider)

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Richard J. Foster(Author)
  • HarperOne; Anv Spl edition (13 Feb. 2018)
  • English
  • 8
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Jennie Pollock on 21 February 2015

    I love books I have to read with a pencil in my hand. Well, that's not 100% true: some books I have to read with a pencil in my hand because they are so poorly written or poorly edited that I have to make corrections as I go. I don't love that. I love books that are so rich, so refreshing, so exciting that I have to highlight parts, make notes and write 'Yes!!' in the margins as I go.Celebration of Discipline is one of those books - the marked-up-in-a-good-way books.I deliberately took my time reading it (or tried to), rather than rushing through, but there is still so much goodness in there that I'm thinking of picking it back up and starting again almost immediately.In a way, it shouldn't be so exciting. The twelve disciplines he covers he calls the classical disciplines - classic both because they are ancient and "because they are central to experiential Christianity.""Superficiality," he begins, causing me to reach for my pencil, "is the curse of our age. ... The classical Disciplines of the spiritual life call us to move beyond surface living into the depths."If that doesn't resonate with you, click away now; there's nothing for you here. If, however, that makes your heart and soul yearn for that deeper experience of God, of life itself, stop reading this review and just buy the book.What comes through most strongly in Foster's writing is not a sense of dutiful worthiness but one of joy: deep, refreshing, life-giving joy. The author's celebration of discipline is not just a hopeful title but a very clear reality.Highly recommended.

  • By Clomas on 16 June 2016

    I bought this hardback edition as a replacement for my yellowing paperback edition purchased in 1983. Well into the second half of my life, I know now which are the books that I will return to again and again and this is one of them. Richard Foster's writing is clear, uncomplicated, thought provoking and challenging - and always conveys the kindness and love of God. It is a spiritual classic.

  • By Patrick Brandon on 21 March 2017

    A valuable classic in the Christian literature - well worth the effort of reading with care and reflection. Useful resource with its questions and suggested readings.

  • By Guest on 15 June 2017

    FANTASTIC book!!! Really deep yet accessible book teaching us disciplines to help us grow spiritually.

  • By Rosie B on 15 June 2016

    A meaty book and useful for our house group study time

  • By daddycoool on 19 January 2012

    Although I feel this book has some merit, I found it rather disappointing. This are plenty of ideas about how Christians should live and how they can deepen their faith. However, I found myself thinking on rather a lot of occasions that the author must have a very ordered, secure and frankly cosy life. That is of course not a criticism in itself.The problem is that the author doesn't seem to have any real concept that lots of people have lives that are not well ordered, secure or in any way cosy. For them, for us, our faith isn't about structuring our lives in a certain way and doing certain things in a very disciplined way. Faith might be more about about our trust in God to take us through the ongoing challenge of simply dealing with problems we face. Problems which might be ugly or messy or chaotic, and which won't really allow retreats, or highly structured schedules of various things!Similarly, and I know many Christians would not agree with me, I found the author's underlying conformism unhelpful. Although he (rightly)criticises materialism, and occasionally acknowledges the existence of poverty and social injustice, he does not seem to feel that this might call for Christians to be more challenging of the status quo to any great extent. I know that is not the purpose of the book, but I do not really buy the idea of working on one's own spiritualiy in such isolation from our sisters and brothers in vastly different life situations.So the book can tell us lots of things about deepening our Christian faith, but somehow it feels as if something important is missing

  • By Matthew McCann on 6 January 2009

    This book is quite simply excellent. The books pages flow with genuine wisdom which will surely strike chords with new or old believers of any tradition or background. This book is not so much fundamental as foundational - providing the reader with twelve steps for spiritual growth which have clearly been walked many times by many people and which accord with scripture, tradition and experience. From this perspective the book represents a historic tradition of spiritual teaching and guidance and carries with it both a sense of genuine authenticity as well as real contemporary relevance.It is practically laid out which makes it exceptionally useful as a reference book. I have used this book as a personal aid as also within a group and it has been extremely useful in both contexts.I recommend this book to all Christians old and young who have a desire to take real steps towards Christian maturity and a close walk with God.


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