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Learning Humility

A Year of Searching for a Vanishing Virtue (Renovare Resources Set)

by Richard J. Foster

In a soci­ety where rag­ing nar­cis­sism dom­i­nates the moral land­scape, the virtue of humil­i­ty is often dis­missed as irrel­e­vant. Not only is humil­i­ty van­ish­ing from con­tem­po­rary cul­ture, but we are also wit­ness­ing how destruc­tive a lack of humil­i­ty has become among our church­es and min­istry lead­ers. And yet, Richard Fos­ter, the founder of Ren­o­varé, insists that humil­i­ty is cen­tral to the jour­ney toward char­ac­ter for­ma­tion and spir­i­tu­al trans­for­ma­tion. For this rea­son he decid­ed to spend a year study­ing the virtue of humility.

Using the Lako­ta cal­en­dar as a frame­work, Fos­ter pro­vides us with a look into the insights he gath­ered from sources rang­ing from Native Amer­i­can cul­ture to Julian of Nor­wich to Scrip­ture to per­son­al friends. By engag­ing with both the spir­i­tu­al clas­sics and Fos­ter’s own expe­ri­ences, Learn­ing Humil­i­ty pro­vides pro­found insight into what humil­i­ty can look like in our cur­rent cul­tur­al climate.

Join Richard Fos­ter on the jour­ney toward a life of humil­i­ty, which he says leads us into free­dom, joy, and holy hilarity.”

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