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Life with God : Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation

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"If you want to discover new ways of entering the Bible, and letting it enter you, you will find no better guide than Richard Foster."
-- Lauren F. Winner, Duke Divinity School, author of Girl Meets God

"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

Richard Foster, the beloved, bestselling author of Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, and Prayer, shows the intimate connection between Scripture and spirituality, revealing the secrets to living the "with-God life."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061671746
  • 9780061671746
  • 318,995

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A deep reflective guide to spiritual rumination and growth. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
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Back cover copy

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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