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Streams of Living Water

Essential Practices from the Six Great Traditions of Christian Faith

by Richard J. Foster

In this land­mark work, Fos­ter exam­ines the streams of liv­ing water” –– the six dimen­sions of faith and prac­tice that define Chris­t­ian tra­di­tion. He lifts up the endur­ing char­ac­ter of each tra­di­tion and shows how a vari­ety of prac­tices, from indi­vid­ual study and retreat to dis­ci­plines of ser­vice and com­mu­ni­ty, are all essen­tial ele­ments of growth and matu­ri­ty. Fos­ter exam­ines the unique con­tri­bu­tions of each of these tra­di­tions and offers as exam­ples the inspir­ing sto­ries of faith­ful peo­ple whose lives defined each of these streams.”

1998

Recommendations

…a mar­vel of a book cov­er­ing two mil­le­ni­ums of Chris­t­ian expe­ri­ence. With clar­i­ty and restraint, Fos­ter invites the read­er to draw from his wells of wis­dom as he paints in words the por­traits of those who have shaped our rich and var­ied her­itage. His broad brush strokes bring to life the streams of liv­ing water that for cen­turies have nour­ished our souls. Not only that, he gen­er­ous­ly gives tan­gi­ble appli­ca­tion to our frag­ment­ed lives in the here and now.
Ingrid Trobisch, author of THE CONFIDENT WOMAN and KEEPER OF THE SPRINGS

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