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Life with God

Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation
Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation
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Richard J. Foster, bestselling author of Celebration of Discipline and general editor of The Renovar Spiritual Formation Bible, has completed his much-anticipated book on the Bible, Life with God. In it, Foster argues that God has superintended the writing of Scripture so that it serves as the most reliable guide for Christian spiritual formation.

As we read the Bible, we should consider how exactly God is with us in each story and allow ourselves to be spiritually transformed. By opening our whole selves - mind, body, spirit, thoughts, behavior, and will -- to the page before us, we begin to grasp all the Bible has to teach about prayer, obedience, compassion, virtue, and grace and apply it to our everyday lives.

Life with God is an indispensable guide. It teaches students that reading the Bible for interior transformation is a far different endeavor than reading the Bible for historical knowledge, literary appreciation, or religious instruction.

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, and Prayer, which in 1993 was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of Renovar , an intrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the Church in all her multifaceted expressions, and the editor of the Renovar Spiritual Formation Bible.

"As usual, Foster's work is not for those readers who are seeking quick answers or a behavioral checklist of what the Bible says they should do. Rather, it is a deep reflective guide to spiritual rumination and growth." -- Publishers Weekly

--Will Willimon, Bishop, the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church and author of Conversations with Barth about Preaching (Abingdon, 2007)

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Too often, our study of the Bible focuses on searching for specific information or some formula that will solve our pressing needs of the moment. But what if we approached the Bible differently, and instead of transforming the text to meet our needs, allowed it to transform "us"?

That's exactly the idea behind "Life with God," Richard J. Foster's much-anticipated book on the Bible. Foster, bestselling author of "Celebration of Discipline" and general editor of "The RenovarE Spiritual Formation Bible," claims that God has superintended the writing of Scripture so that it serves as the most reliable guide for Christian spiritual formation. According to Foster, the Bible is all about human life "with God." As we read Scripture, we should consider how exactly God is "with us" in each story and allow ourselves to be spiritually transformed. By opening our whole selves--mind, body, spirit, thoughts, behavior, and will--to the page before us, we begin to grasp all the Bible has to teach about prayer, obedience, compassion, virtue, and grace and apply it to our everyday lives to achieve a deeper relationship with God.

With a wealth of examples and simple yet crucial insights, "Life with God" is an indispensable guide to approaching the Bible through the lens of Christian spiritual formation, revealing that reading the Bible for interior transformation is a far different endeavor than reading the Bible for historical knowledge, literary appreciation, or religious instruction.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780061671746
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780061671746
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Richard J. Foster
    • Page Count: 240
    • Weight: 0.40 pounds
    • SKU: 9780061851872
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Author: Richard J. Foster
    • ISBN 13: 9780061851872
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2010
    • Format: Electronic Media
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