Honor the 40th anniversary of Celebration of Discipline with this repackaged, updated edition that includes a new introduction by the author and a bonus section called: Entering the Great Conversation about the Growth of the Soul.
Recognized by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline gets into classic Disciplines, or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Foster teaches that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.
Dividing the Disciplines into three core movements, Foster reveals how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The inward Disciplines such as meditation, prayer, fasting, and study provide avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines include simplicity, solitude, submission, and service, collectively, they help to prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines like confession, worship, guidance, and celebration help draw us closer to one another and to God.
Foster uses several examples that demonstrate how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities, and how they can help us drop our superficial habits to bring the abundance of God into our lives. He includes critical new insights on simplicity, teaching how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our inward and outward lives and frees us up to enjoy the provision of God as a gift that can be shared with others.
The discourse on celebration shows its importance, since celebration is one of the most overlooked Disciplines, and it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline is designed to guide Christians through a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.