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Celebration of Discipline

by Richard J. Foster

Hailed by many as the best mod­ern book on Chris­t­ian spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, Cel­e­bra­tion of Dis­ci­pline explores the clas­sic Dis­ci­plines,” or cen­tral spir­i­tu­al prac­tices, of the Chris­t­ian faith. Along the way, Fos­ter shows that it is only by and through these prac­tices that the true path to spir­i­tu­al growth can be found. Divid­ing the Dis­ci­plines into three move­ments of the Spir­it, Fos­ter shows how each of these areas con­tribute to a bal­anced spir­i­tu­al life. The inward Dis­ci­plines of med­i­ta­tion, prayer, fast­ing, and study, offer avenues of per­son­al exam­i­na­tion and change. The out­ward Dis­ci­plines of sim­plic­i­ty, soli­tude, sub­mis­sion, and ser­vice, help pre­pare us to make the world a bet­ter place. The cor­po­rate Dis­ci­plines of con­fes­sion, wor­ship, guid­ance, and cel­e­bra­tion, bring us near­er to one anoth­er and to God.

1988

Recommendations

If everybody in the country could read—and heed—this book, what a difference it would make to the planet.
Madeleine L'Engle
Foster has challenged us to see Christian faith … as a life of spiritual transformation.
Brian D. McLaren
The best modern book on Christian spirituality..... No other book apart from the Bible has been so helpful to me in the nurturing of my inward journey of prayer and spiritual growth.
Ronald J. Sider
This seminal work on the practice of spiritual disciplines is never outdated.
Relevant Magazine

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