Devotional Classics: Revised Edition: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups

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Zondervan, Jun 28, 2005 - Religion - 400 pages

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.

 

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I read this in the early 90's when it was still just pages in a loose-leaf three ring binder! I love it! It gives you a little taste of all the spiritual classics. It will make you want to read them ... Read full review

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Excellent read, thought provoking and very much worth your investment of time and resources. I'm doing a study with friends from work and whatever we read it provokes great conversation.Unsolicited P ... Read full review

Contents

Preparing for the Spiritual Life
5
Engagement of the Heart
19
Purifying the Soul
33
A Will No Longer Divided
48
The PrayerFilled Life The Contemplative Tradition
63
Bringing Solitude into Our Lives
80
What Do We Mean by Prayer?
94
Morning Prayers
108
Waiting for Breathings from His Spirit
207
The Compassionate Life The Social Justice Tradition
221
Recovering the Joy of Service
237
Dealing with Money
251
Overflowing with Love
264
The WordCentered Life The Evangelical Tradition
279
A Harvest of Souls
295
Sermon on Dying to Sin
309

The Virtuous Life The Holiness Tradition
121
The Joy of SelfDenial
136
Dealing with Temptations
150
Striving to Make Progress
163
Waiting upon God
180
Movements Produced in the Soul
193
Evangelism
323
Jesus Christ the Image of God
339
To Say Yes
357
Acknowledgments
377
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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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