In the ten years since its publication, Celebration Of Discipline has brought thousands of Christians to an enriched spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deep understanding of God. For this newly revised and updated edition, the author expands on the inward Disciplines of prayer and meditation, the outward Discipline of simplicity, and the corporate Discipline of celebration. He provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities--and how they can help us toward inner transformation and "liberation from the stifling slavery of self-interest and fear." Meditation, fasting, study, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, and guidance--all help us to shed our superficial habits and "bring the abundance of God into our lives." Offering crucial new insights on simplicity, Foster demonstrates how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our inward and outward lives and "sets us free to enjoy the provision of God as a gift that can be shared with others." The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, is enhanced to show its importance, since it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline will help motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth. In celebration of this new edition of Richard J. Foster's best-selling guide to the classical Spiritual Disciplines, a series of reflections from the country's leading clergy, theologians, and spiritual directors have been appended, attesting to the enduring power and influence of this modern spiritual companion.
Type: Hardcover ()
Category: Books > Catholic
ISBN / UPC: 9780060628390/0060628391
Publish Date: 12/1/2002
Item No: 22743