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   Celebration of Discipline:

The Path to Spiritual Growth

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Author: Richard J. Foster

25th Anniversary Edition

Praised by many as the most important contemporary book on Christian spirituality, this enduring spiritual guidebook has sold more than one and a quarter million copies.

In the twenty-five years since its publication, Celebration of Discipline has helped more than a million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God.

...described by Christianity Today as one of the ten best books of the twentieth century...

Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality and described by Christianity Today as one of the ten best books of the twentieth century, Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic Disciplines" or central spiritual practices of the Christian faith.  Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.

The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting...

Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life.  The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change.  

The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare us to make the world a better place.  

The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring us nearer to one another and to God.

The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service...

Foster provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities---and how they can help us shed our superficial habits and "bring the abundance of God into their lives."  He offers crucial new insights on simplicity, demonstrating 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 __________________________

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The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration...  

The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, shows its critical importance, for it stands at the very heart of the way to Christ.  

Featuring an introduction in which Foster shares the story of how this beloved and enduring spiritual guidebook came to be, Celebration of Discipline will help motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth. __________________________________

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If you only read one book this year (other than the Bible, of course), this is the one you should read---it's life changing. 

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