Devotional classics richard foster pdf

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devotional classics richard foster pdf

Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups by Richard J. Foster

Originally, I didnt want to read this book because I thought it was a bunch of dull writings by a bunch of dead white guys (I was in my mid 20s when I read it). While part of that is true (I think theyre all dead), I enjoyed it until towards the end. The last few selections arent quite as interesting to me for some reason.
Generally, this book is full of well selected spiritual writings. I encourage it to be read in a small group, but maybe that is because I like to talk!
As a Friend (Quaker), I found the reflections and study to be very congruous with my faith, while challenging me to deeper devotion and dedication. That isnt too much of a surprise since Foster attended George Fox U and has many Friends in his life.

Great as a small group or individual study (depending on the person).
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"Prayer" by Richard Foster (On My Shelf, 6/11/19)

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. In addition, each entry includes a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises.
Richard J. Foster

Devotional Classics : Selected Readings For Individuals And Groups

How to summarize a book that I've spent nearly two years with, looking at one reading each week? I can't imagine how much this collection of readings has shaped my life in the months that I've been reading through it. Especially as I've been through the ups and downs of administrative work, these readings have encouraged me and kept my thoughts and attitudes properly aligned. I've previously enjoyed other books by Richard J. Foster Celebration Of Discipline , Freedom of Simplicity , and I continue to be grateful for his example in bringing a fuller range of Christian writings to the attention of the Church. Reading through a selection like this, of writings from the years to , I am amazed at the variety of perspectives contained within orthodox Christianity. Rather than being overwhelming or confusing, I find it an encouragement--to know that there is room within this faith for all of the experiences and stages of life, all the cultural perspectives, all the responses to God's invitation to know him better.

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