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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Foster Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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In this landmark work, Foster examines the foundations of Christian experience, growth, and renewal found in six historical movements: contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical, and incarnational. Using profiles of biblical and modern characters who exemplify these traditions, he offers suggestions on how to integrate them into your daily life and challenges you to lead a more authentic Christian experience. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lydia | 2/6/2014

    " I like Foster, but sometimes he gets a little over emotional and wordy. That was my experience with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 2/4/2014

    " This is a must read for Christians of every stripe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia Symons | 1/22/2014

    " This is my favorite of Foster's books. The authors cover all the great traditions of the Christian faith, illustrated by prominent figures from the past. Some choices are surprising, and refreshing because of that. I think that Foster (along with Renovare.org) are right that the Church is lacking in balance--you can see it when you attend services from different traditions. In one kind of service, everything centers around the sermon, and if it "falls flat" so goes the whole service with it. Church services--and the Christian life--ought to be balanced--we ought to seek God in all the ways that he has provided for us to experience him. It goes without saying (for those who are familiar with his work) that Foster is most concerned that we practice the disciplines that each stream emphasizes--to be a balanced disciple of Jesus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/18/2014

    " One of the few books that really pulled me out of the strictures and confines of my own faith background and opened up whole new worlds to explore "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/15/2014

    " great overview of Church history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 12/4/2013

    " Don't remember much about it other than it was good for gaining perspective over the differences between different strains of protestantism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flip | 11/7/2013

    " A decent book, but Foster is really long winded. I really dislike chapters that go more than 10-20 pages. Foster's go for about 50 pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Timothy | 11/5/2013

    " this is decent but Freedom of Simplicity is much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bram | 11/4/2013

    " What a way to view church history! Challenging the individual and the church to balance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna Crawford | 10/21/2013

    " I really enjoyed the way this book discussed different types of spirituality, giving examples of people who lived out those paths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Vaughan | 10/17/2013

    " Richard Foster has the unusual gift of taking difficult-to-understand spiritual principles and bringing them within our grasp. His ecumenical vision is focused on unity and love and takes us to a "source" that is both comforting and foundational to faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 5/8/2013

    " Excellent big picture summary of faith traditions, with many good examples. I cast myself in the Incarnational Tradition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Hall | 4/27/2013

    " Wow. This was really an amazing book. I read it while in China. So good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knightgina | 12/23/2012

    " Interesting read, full of info, will be good to go back to "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MK Fong | 6/22/2012

    " After reading it it became somewhat forgettable somewhat quickly. What was to be gained identifying various streams and then lightly touching on each. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 2/11/2012

    " Excellent look at the unity of the various Christian traditions with regard to a few basic fascinations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Bennett | 10/16/2011

    " One of the best books I've read at seminary. Goes through six traditions of Christianity explaining what's valuable about them and what problems the traditions typically run into. Foster writes in a very simple, yet profound way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 9/30/2011

    " I think this books gives great perspective to the differing expressions of Christ's body over the generations, focusing on how we all need each other and are actually potentially DANGEROUS on our own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 9/8/2011

    " This book challenged and expanded my notions of what it means to live out the Christian faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deidre | 4/11/2011

    " Do this with a small group! "

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About the Author

Richard Foster is the author of the well-known Celebration of Discipline and several other titles. He has served in a variety of ministry positions and served as pastor for Woodlake Avenue Friends Church in Canoga Park, California, and on the pastoral team at Newberg Friends Church in Newberg, Oregon. Today, Richard and his wife live near Denver.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.