Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups
Generally, this book is full of well selected spiritual writings. I encourage it to be read in a small group, but maybe that is because I like to talk!
As a Friend (Quaker), ...more
I enjoy reading this book every few years to regain perspective and be challenged in what can sometimes be an apathetic attitude to my faith. There is a good bibliography following each person so i ...more
How to summarize a book that I've spent nearly two years with, looking at one reading each week? I can't imagine how much this collection of readings has shaped my life in the months that I've been reading through it. Especially as I've been through the ups and downs of administrative work, these readings have encouraged me and kept my thoughts and attitudes properly aligned. I've previously enjoyed other books by Richard J. Foster (Celebration Of Discipline, Freedom of Simplicity), and I contin...more
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Designed to be used with a discussion group, note that discussion questions are included, I read it much more quickly and independently. It works well as a devotional reading guide and you'll come away with an extensive "to read" list. I see how this material would work very ...more
This is arraigned like a "greatest hits" collection from many of the great Christian writers, theologians, mystics, and preachers throughout the centuries. They include pre-Nicene writers such as Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom; Perhaps more familiar names from antiqui ...more
The book is set up as 52 different readings, so that you can use it in a small group or individuall ...more
This book is one more reason why Richard Foster, for helping wean Protestants away from their exclusive reliance on rational cognition and the dogmatic orthodoxy it produces, should be given a medal.
Such as C.S. Lewis as I have read several of his stories. I read a lot of St. Augustine, Thomas Merton on meditation, John Calvin, Thomas a Kempis, George Fox and many of their sermons, including Ignatius of Loyola, John Bunyan is embedded in the book, John Wesley, Francis of Assisi which I have modeled my life after ...more
Excerpts of writings from men and women of faith are grouped into different spiritual traditions that form our thinking today. It's an educa ...more
It's basically exerts from spiritual classics from the Christian wisdom tradition from just after the ascension of Christ to the 20th century both men and women. I highly recommend reading the whole book just because it's such a great overview. Foster (the editor) provides his own thoughts at the end of the chapter as well as discussion questions, spiritual exercises and a short bio on each author at the beginning.
My favorites include: C. S. ...more