Longing for God Seven Paths of Christian Devotion

ISBN-10: 0830835148

ISBN-13: 9780830835140

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard J. Foster, Gayle D. Beebe

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Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe, both experienced leaders in spiritual formation, introduce you to people from the past who have known God deeply. Each person helps you to grasp one of the seven primary paths to intimacy with God that have been developed throughout Christian history.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 4/12/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 366
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline , Streams of Living Water , Life with God , and Prayer , which was Christianity Today 's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of Renovar�, an organization and a movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted expressions, and the editor of The Life with God Bible .

Gayle D. Beebe (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and past president of Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. He serves as one of the general editors for The Renovar� Spiritual Formation Bible. He is also author of The Interpretive Role of the Religious Community in Friedrich Schleiermacher and Josiah Royce and coeditor of Keeping the Concept in the Social and Natural Sciences; Keeping the Concept in the Philosophical, Practical and Productive Arts; A Concept to Keep; and Religion and Its Relevance in Post-Modernism.

Introduction: Recovering the Seven Paths of Christian Devotion
The Right Ordering of Our Love for God
The Quest for Perpetual Communion with God Origen of Alexandria
Loving God with Our Body, Mind and Heart Augustine of Hippo
The Desire for God and the Ascent of Pure Love Bernard of Clairvaux
The Right Ordering of Body, Mind and Heart Blaise Pascal
The Spiritual Life as Journey
From Deadly Thoughts to Godly Virtues Evagrius of Ponticus
Weaving Life into a Meaningful Whole
The Pilgrim's Path to God
Finding Our Home with God
The Recovery of Knowledge of God Lost in the Fall
Learning to Love and Know God Fully
Growing in the Freedom of God's Love
Knowing God and Knowing Ourselves
Intimacy with Jesus Christ
The World as Our Cloister Francis of Assisi
The Fullness of Life in Christ
Imitating Christ
Guided by the Mysteries of Christ Ignatius of Loyola
The Right Ordering of Our Experiences of God
Enfolded in the Goodness of God Julian of Norwich
Learning to Follow the Light of Christ Within
The Role of Our Religious Experiences in Knowing God
Making Sense of Our Experiences of God
Action and Contemplation
Balancing the Active and Contemplative Life
Learning to Live by a Rule Benedict of Nursia
Living the Active Life Contemplatively Gregory the Great
Divine Ascent
Loving God Through the Threefold Way
The Cloud of Unknowing: The Sharp Darts of Longing Love
Entering Christ's Mansion Teresa of Avila
Illuminating the Dark Night John of the Cross
Pre-Christian Influences on Our Life with God
Christian Women and Spirituality
The Contribution of the Eastern Orthodox Church
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