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Life with God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation
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Publisher:
HarperOne
Publication Date:
5/4/2010
ISBN:
9780061671746
Pages:
240
Trim Size
8.04 x 6.34
Product Type:
Paper
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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, obedienc

Richard J. Foster is the founder of Renovare, an intrachurch movement committed to church renewal. He has written several best-selling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, and Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, which was named Book of the Year by Christianity Today and won the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.


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