Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith

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HarperCollins, Sep 8, 1998 - Religion - 424 pages

In this landmark work, Richard J. Foster, author of the bestselling Celebration of Discipline and founder of the Renovaré program for spiritual renewal, examines the "streams of living water" - six dimensions of faith and practice that define Christian tradition. Foster lifts up the enduring character of each tradition in the midst of constantly evolving faith, and shows how a variety of practices, from individual study and retreat to disciplines of service and community, are essential elements of growth and maturity.

In Streams of Living Water, Foster seeks a balanced path to a renewal of the spirit. He identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each stream and offers practical ways to incorporate these spiritual dimensions into our daily lives - offering a clear and tangible path to authentic Christian experience. He reveals that while each stream is capable of providing spiritual growth, the most complete renewal can only come from combining the best from each tradition.

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline and Prayer, which in 1993 was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and won the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers' Association. He is the founder of Renovaré, an infrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the Church in all her multifaceted expressions.

"Streams of Living Water' is a book that will make you adore God."

- Dallas Willard, author of The Divine Conspiracy

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User Review  - MarthaHuntley - LibraryThing

Richard Foster is one of my favorite writers on spiritual matters. I read this book in small snippets daily at devotion time, loved it and was greatly blessed by it. Foster examines six streams of ... Read full review

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It took me over a year to complete this book (I set it down for a while in the middle) so it is hard to give a review of the material, as I do not necessarily remember details from the beginning ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

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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