Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
Author: Richard J. Foster
|25th Anniversary Edition|
In the twenty years since its publication, Celebration of Discipline has helped over a million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God. For this special twentieth anniversary edition, Richard J. Foster has added an introduction, in which he shares the story of how this beloved and enduring spiritual guidebook came to be.
Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.
Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. 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 us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration, bring us nearer to one another and to God.
Foster provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities-and how they can help us shed our superficial habits and "bring the abundance of God into our lives." He offers crucial new insights on simplicity, demonstrating how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our inward and outward lives and "sets us free to enjoy the provision of God as a gift that can be shared with others." The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, shows its critical importance, for it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline will help motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.95" H x 8.51" L x 5.81" W (0.83 lbs) 256 pages
Carton Quantity: 32
US SRP: 25.99 US
Pub Date: May 2003
Journal Workbook to Accompany Celebration of Discipline
For those who want to develop a deeper, more joyful inner life through the practice of Christian spiritual disciplines, this combination journal-workbook, designed for use by both individuals and groups, features spiritual reflections and journaling exercises for one full year. An indispensable companion to Foster's Celebration of Discipline which sold more than 500,000 hardcover copies.
Physical Info: 0.51" H x 9.24" L x 7.38" W (0.88 lbs) 224 pages
Carton Quantity: 40
US SRP: 16.99 US
Pub Date: December 1992
Richard J. Foster (Public and Private): Richard J. Foster, a Quaker, is the author of several bestselling books, including Freedom of Simplicity and Prayer: Finding the Heart? True Home, which in 1993 was Christianity Today? Book of the Year and won the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers?Association. He is the founder of Renovare, an infra-church movement committed to the renewal of the church in all her multifaceted expressions. He lives with his wife, Carolynn, in Denver, Colorado.
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