Archives For Richard Foster

 

Here are 8 Bargain Kindle Ebooks for $3.99 or less that are well worth your time…

Prices on all of these ebooks should be good through at least Sunday Dec 22,
but refresh the Amazon page before ordering, just to make sure the prices haven’t changed.

Celebration of Discipline

By Richard Foster – $2.99

Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality with millions of copies sold since its original publication in 1978. In Celebration of Discipline, Foster explores the “classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life.  Foster, the bestselling author of several books (Prayer and Streams of Living Water) and intrachurch movement founder of Renovaré, helps motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.

 

Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

By Rob Bell – $2.99

 

In Love Wins, bestselling author, international teacher, and speaker Rob Bell (Velvet Elvis, Drops Like Stars) addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—hell and the afterlife—arguing, would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever?

Rob Bell is an electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls “a singular rock star in the church world,” with millions viewing his NOOMA videos.

With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial with a hopeful message—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.

 

The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential

By N.T. Wright – $3.79

Widely regarded as the modern C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, one of the world’s most trusted and popular Bible scholars and the bestselling author of Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, presents a manifesto urging Christians to live and pray the Bible’s Psalms in The Case for the Psalms.

Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms, which were once at the core of prayer life. He argues that, by praying and living the Psalms, we enter into a worldview, a way of communing with God and knowing him more intimately, and receive a map by which we understand the contours and direction of our lives. For this reason, all Christians need to read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms. By providing the historical, literary, and spiritual contexts for reading these hymns from ancient Israel’s songbook, The Case for the Psalms provides the tools for incorporating these divine poems into our sacred practices and into our spirituality itself.

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A Review of

25 Books Every Christian Should Read.
Edited by Renovaré

Paperback: HarperOne, 2011.
Buy now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

Reviewed by Chris Smith

[ Download 8 of these 25 titles as PDF ebooks!  ]

I love making lists of books.  Just as John Cusack’s character Rob, compulsively makes lists of albums in the 2000 movie High Fidelity, I have a similar joyful compulsion about making lists of books.  Making and comparing lists of books is, for me at least, a wonderful portal into conversation. So, I was intrigued at the outset by the idea of the new release from HarperOne and Renovaré, 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics.  These books (you can find the full list here on the Renovaré website), are all undoubtedly classics and represent a wide swath of church history.  Continue Reading…

 

We’re giving away 5 copies of

Sanctuary of the Soul - Richard FosterSanctuary of the Soul:
Journey into Meditative Prayer

by Richard J. Foster

Hardback: IVP Books, 2011.

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A Brief Review of

Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father At 14,000 Feet.
Nathan Foster.
Paperback:  IVP Books, 2010.
Buy now: [ ChristianBook.com ]

Reviewed by Michelle Van Loon.

My idea of an outdoor adventure is taking a leisurely stroll on a well-groomed path through a Chicagoland forest preserve, and frankly, even that’s a stretch for a life-long suburbanite like me. Our Wisconsin neighbors scornfully call us Illinois residents “flatlanders”. Mountain-climbing is not on my nature radar screen.

I’m not sure it was on author Richard Foster’s nature radar, either. But the invitation to climb one of Colorado’s 54 “fourteeners”, given him by his struggling 22-year old son Nathan offered the two men an opportunity to begin untangling their difficult relationship:

As I became a young adult, my father and I seemed to have no time or interest in getting to know each other. We had nothing in common…The strain of our unresolved arguments, and silence when words should have been spoken, had taken their toll. The distractions of life numbed my hurt, which over time hardened into apathy. The little I knew about my father I didn’t much like.

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