Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer

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InterVarsity Press, Sep 8, 2011 - Religion - 165 pages
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2011 Leadership Journal Top Book of the Year! "At the very heart of God is the passionate disposition to be in loving fellowship with you. . . . From the human side of this equation it is meditative prayer that ushers us into this divine-human fellowship." Richard Foster, bestselling author and founder of Renovaré, writes these words as one who has experienced what they describe. And in this new book he will beautifully guide you in this transformational way, that you might come to know deeper fellowship with God. Weaving together quotes and stories from the lives of mothers and fathers of the faith as well as powerful encounters with God from his own life, Foster describes the riches of quieting your mind and heart in order to listen to and obey God more closely. Along the way, at perhaps his clearest, most practical best, he also provides the biblical teaching and step-by-step help you need to begin this prayer practice for yourself. The journey into meditative prayer is not easy, but it is essential. And, as Foster shows, it's possible, even in the midst of the noisy, often chaotic world we live in. Your soul can become a sanctuary where you fellowship with the very God of the universe, who knows you and loves you deeply. These pages point the way.

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very good primer on meditation

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Foster heard Jesus speak to him, in his inner being, when he was in college. Part of the message was, “With me is ultimate and complete satisfaction.” (12) In this book he explores what it means to ... Read full review

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Richard Foster is one of my favorite authors. I trust him. I trust what he writes about God comes from real experience. I read this while on a retreat of solitude - small chunks of wisdom good for reflecting upon. Read full review

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Richard J. Foster (D.Th.P., Fuller Theological Seminary) is founder of Renovaré in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of many books, including Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World, and coauthor (with Gayle Beebe) of Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion.

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