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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

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...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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