Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality with millions of copies sold since its original publication in 1978. In Celebration of Discipline, Foster explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life.  Foster, the bestselling author of several books (Prayer and Streams of Living Water) and intrachurch movement founder of Renovaré, helps motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth. 

 

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I enjoyed reading another "classic" by Foster. Short, straightforward, and very encouraging book. Foster breaks down thirteen Christian disciplines, the practice of which have largely gotten neglected ... Read full review

Review: Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, 20th Anniversary Edition

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Foster's CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE speaks soberly and wisely to Christians who hunger and thirst for a closer walk with our Lord. I am leading an adult Sunday School class in a careful study of Foster ... Read full review

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Contents

Door to Liberation
1
Meditation
15
Prayer
33
Fasting
47
Study
62
Simplicity
79
Solitude
96
Submission
110
Confession
143
Worship
158
Guidance
175
Celebration
190
Comments in Celebration of Celebration of Discipline
202
Notes
211
Bibliography
219
Copyright

Service
126

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Page 85 - And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?
Page 81 - No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Page 85 - Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Page 55 - My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.
Page 68 - All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Page 125 - Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Page 61 - Jesus. •Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Page 116 - For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
Page 167 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name.
Page 9 - For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

About the author (2009)

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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