Many people are longing to find the footprint of God in their daily lives. This beautiful daily companion is comprised of 365 selections of scripture, commentary, meditations, and daily exercises to help readers see how they can bring their entire life into a life with Immanuel - a God who is with his people.In Richard Foster′s best-selling book, Celebration of Discipline,Many people are longing to find the footprint of God in their daily lives. This beautiful daily companion is comprised of 365 selections of scripture, commentary, meditations, and daily exercises to help readers see how they can bring their entire life into a life with Immanuel - a God who is with his people.In Richard Foster′s best-selling book, Celebration of Discipline, he explored the "classic disciplines," or central spiritual practices of the Christian faith. Foster showed that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found. In A Year with God, the spiritual disciplines are presented in such a way that does not destroy the soul but enables the reader to enter into a transforming life with God.Through daily spiritual exercises and meditations, A Year with God explores eighteen spiritual disciplines. 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 one to make the world a better place. The corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring one nearer to others and to God. Each discipline will be given twenty days of readings, beginning with scripture and followed by commentary, a meditation, and a spiritual exercise. Practicing these spiritual disciplines will help readers live intentionally, contributing to a more balanced spiritual life and a reformation of the inner self....
|Title||:||A Year with God: Living Out the Spiritual Disciplines|
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A Year with God: Living Out the Spiritual Disciplines Reviews
This book was incredibly well done. Based around the spiritual disciplines of Christianity, it brought to life the Word of God, with examples and stories. A good read to begin each day.
This is a Christian devotional I found engaging and transforming.
Every year, I select a different devotional book that will last me a whole year. This was the book for 2013. I've been fascinated with the spiritual disciplines for years, and always seek to incorporate them into my devotions. I still have much to learn, and which disciplines complete the list seems to be open to discussion, depending on which author you read. However, it's hard to go wrong with the likes of Richard J. Foster or Dallas Willard, who is represented frequently in this devotional book.This book is a journey through 17 different disciplines, each one for 20 days (the beginning section is kind of an overview, called "The With-God Life"). The format is very accessible. Each discipline has an explanation page, followed by two ten-day sets of readings, each set centering around a "spiritual practice." The disciplines included are as follows: Prayer, Study, Confession, Worship, Service, Secrecy, Guidance, Meditation, Solitude, Fellowship, Fasting, Chastity, Submission, Sacrifice, Silence, Simplicity, and Celebration. Very fittingly, if followed to the day, the discipline of celebration is reached pretty close to the Advent/Christmas season, making it that much easier to participate.Many of the disciplines overlap, as can be discerned as one works through the book. For example, there are similarities between the disciplines of simplicity, silence, and sacrifice, just as there are similarities between the disciplines of worship and celebration. Meditation, prayer, study, and solitude go hand in hand, along with silence, as well.The general idea is a life of balance between all of the disciplines. This is challenging, especially with some of the more demanding disciplines, such as fasting and sacrifice. Submission is a tough one, too. We westerners don't like submitting to anything or anyone.The reason I only give this book three stars is simply because, by the end of most of the segments, I was more than ready to move on to the next section. I think they didn't do a great job of keeping it varied, stylistically. In some of the sections, the readings began feeling repetitive. Overall, though, I liked the book, and would certainly recommend it as a yearly devotion for anyone interested in furthering their experience with the Spiritual Disciplines.
I have been reading this for over 200 days and loving it. It really focuses you in on the spiritual disciplines and motivates you to explore more disciplines than most people are comfortable with. I look forward to continuing this book and writing more at the end. It is a great book for a small group to read together and hold each other accountable.The last 165 days are great. I loved that the last discipline was celebration.
Very good book. I of course liked Foster but book was also supplemented with other Christian classic authors. Good read.
A good devotional book that takes the reader through the various spiritual disciplines.