The Reservoir

A 15-Month Weekday Devotional for Individuals and Groups

by Chris Hall, Carolyn Arends, Brian Morykon, Renovaré Team

If then you are wise, you will show your­self rather as a reser­voir than as a canal. A canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, and a reser­voir waits until it is filled before over­flow­ing, and thus with­out loss to itself com­mu­ni­cates its super­abun­dant water. In the Church at the present day we have many canals but few reser­voirs.” —Bernard of Clairvaux 

Orig­i­nal­ly com­mis­sioned by Food for the Hun­gry to spir­i­tu­al­ly nour­ish staff mem­bers serv­ing on the front lines of inter­na­tion­al relief work, The Reser­voir is an acces­si­ble week­day devo­tion­al for renew­al and growth in Jesus. Writ­ten by Ren­o­varé team mem­bers includ­ing Chris Hall and Car­olyn Arends, it first cov­ers foun­da­tion­al questions­­—What is spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion? What is my pic­ture of God? What is my pic­ture of myself?—then dives into the six great Chris­t­ian tra­di­tions out­lined by Richard Foster’s book Streams of Liv­ing Water.

Each entry con­tains a quote, thought, Scrip­ture pas­sage, and ques­tions for reflec­tion or dis­cus­sion to help you live in the over­flow” and become a reser­voir rather than a canal. 

Your pur­chase helps fur­ther the work of two non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions. All pro­ceeds from the print ver­sion are donat­ed to Ren­o­varé, and pro­ceeds from the dig­i­tal ver­sion are split between Ren­o­varé and Food for the Hungry. 

2019 Renovaré


_​The Reservoir_​encour­aged our staff in the US and around the world. They found the mate­r­i­al prac­ti­cal and helpful.
Joyce Quon, Staff Care Manager for Food for the Hungry

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