Devotional Classics : Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups

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  • Copyright: 1993-06-11
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Updated to incorporate all six traditions, or "streams," that comprise a healthy and holistic life of faith, these fifty-two selections have been organized to introduce the reader to the great devotional writers over the course of one year. Edited by James Bryan Smith, each reading is accompanied by an introduction and meditation by Richard J. Foster. In addition, each entry includes a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Preparing for the Spiritual Lifep. 5
Giving All to Christp. 7
The Cost of Nondiscipleshipp. 13
Engagement of the Heartp. 19
One True Devotionp. 26
Purifying the Soulp. 33
Four Degrees of Lovep. 41
A Will No Longer Dividedp. 48
Complete Surrenderp. 55
The Prayer-Filled Life (The Contemplative Tradition)p. 63
Ways of Meditationp. 65
The Highest Form of Prayerp. 73
Bringing Solitude into Our Livesp. 80
A Simple Regimen of Private Prayerp. 87
What Do We Mean by Prayer?p. 94
Opening Windows to Godp. 101
Morning Prayersp. 108
Praying in Faithp. 115
The Virtuous Life (The Holiness Tradition)p. 121
Running the Racep. 123
The Spiritual Flamep. 129
The Joy of Self-Denialp. 136
Falling into Presumptionp. 143
Dealing with Temptationsp. 150
God the Rule and Measurep. 157
Striving to Make Progressp. 163
The Spirit-Empowered Life (The Charismatic Tradition)p. 171
Becoming a Holy Sanctuary of Adorationp. 173
Waiting upon Godp. 180
Walking in the Power of Godp. 186
Movements Produced in the Soulp. 193
The Present Momentp. 200
Waiting for Breathings from His Spiritp. 207
Exercising the Giftp. 213
The Compassionate Life (The Social Justice Tradition)p. 221
The Church's Impact upon Societyp. 223
Breaking the Yoke of Oppressionp. 230
Recovering the Joy of Servicep. 237
The Grace of Humilityp. 244
Dealing with Moneyp. 251
Loving One Anotherp. 258
Overflowing with Lovep. 264
Christ in Communityp. 271
The Word-Centered Life (The Evangelical Tradition)p. 279
The Habit of Reading the Bible Dailyp. 281
Sharing the Joy with Othersp. 288
A Harvest of Soulsp. 295
Praying the Scripturep. 302
Sermon on Dying to Sinp. 309
Sermon on Revivalp. 316
Evangelismp. 323
The Sacramental Life (The Incarnational Tradition)p. 331
A Magical Universep. 333
Jesus Christ, the Image of Godp. 339
To See Clearlyp. 345
Praying to Will One Thingp. 350
To Say Yesp. 357
Finding Faith in the Mundanep. 363
An Habitual Sense of God's Presencep. 369
Acknowledgmentsp. 377
Indexesp. 381
What Is Renovarep. 385
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