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Celebration of Discipline

Lu par : Richard Rohan
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Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline has helped more than one million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God.

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.

Dividing the disciplines into three movements of the spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a more balanced spiritual life. The inward disciplines of mediation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service 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.

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 our 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 a gift that can be shared with others". The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the disciplines, shows its critical importance, for 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.

©1978, 1988, 1998 Richard J. Foster (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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"The best modern book on Christian spirituality....No other book apart from the Bible has been so helpful to me in the nurturing of my inward journey of prayer and spiritual growth." (Ronald J. Sider, Executive Director, Evangelicals for Social Action)

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  • Jordan
  • 27/03/2018

Great Book, Horribly Audiobook to Navigate

Love the book itself, this review is for the audiobook and not the content... This audiobook is only split into have sections when the actual book has serve along sections and sub chapters. I wish it were broken up like the actual book to make it simpler to find and revise specific sections, especially since this is a reference book of sorts.

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  • Edward
  • 21/05/2010

Thought-provoking and challenging

"Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster is a thought-provoking and challenging book about Christian spiritual disciplines. These disciplines include meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, guidance, and celebration. Although I am not able to meet many of the principles and suggested techniques in the book, I think it does a wonderful job of advocating that a religious life should have many more facets and attributes than simply prayer, attending a service, and reading scripture.

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  • Carr
  • 19/12/2011

Great Book on the Disciplines

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely Yes. If you're serious about growing in your faith, this is a great read. It revealed several disciplines I hadn't even considered.

What other book might you compare Celebration of Discipline to and why?

Dallas Willards The Spirit of the Disciplines

What about Richard Rohan’s performance did you like?

very good

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

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  • The.Bobby
  • 02/11/2015

amazing book

the book is great but I struggled because the chapters don't line up with the book. I'm in grad school and this was an annoyance I struggled to deal with.

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  • Angela Bowland
  • 12/02/2019

Spiritual and Practical

I would recommend this book to anyone desiring to go further in the spiritual walk. It is full of spiritual wisdom and gives practical advice on how to put these concepts into practice. He is very careful to warn of the pitfalls in each area as well as extolling the virtues of each practice. This is a wonderful work!

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  • Aaron
  • 16/11/2008

very good book

this book is based on principles not rules and gives insight into areas of the spiritual life which are typically clouded w/ mystery

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  • 23/03/2019

good content. a little academic feeling.

it was good learning but not as interesting as I was hoping for. still a good read.

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  • Cheato
  • 25/02/2019

wonderful read and application for life

great read for maturing Christians looking for a closer relationship with God and direction for life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15/02/2019

Opening my eyes

This book 1st of many opens my eyes to a deeper study of my faith understanding and love of my God

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  • Johan Shackelford
  • 21/09/2018

Great perspective with biblical basis

I enjoyed the various perspectives on discipline. Especially the way the author brought them current and kept them biblical based with scripture.

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