Celebration of Discipline
- Narrated by: Richard Rohan
- Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-24-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Dividing the disciplines into three movements of the spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a more balanced spiritual life. The inward disciplines of mediation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring us nearer to one another and to God.
Foster provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these disciplines can become part of our daily activities and how they can help us shed our superficial habits and "bring the abundance of God into our lives". He offers crucial new insights on simplicity, demonstrating how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our inward and outward lives and "sets us free to enjoy the provision of God as a gift that can be shared with others". The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the disciplines, shows its critical importance, for it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline will help motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.
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By Edward on 05-21-10
Thought-provoking and challenging
"Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster is a thought-provoking and challenging book about Christian spiritual disciplines. These disciplines include meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, guidance, and celebration. Although I am not able to meet many of the principles and suggested techniques in the book, I think it does a wonderful job of advocating that a religious life should have many more facets and attributes than simply prayer, attending a service, and reading scripture.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Carr on 12-19-11
Great Book on the Disciplines
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Definitely Yes. If you're serious about growing in your faith, this is a great read. It revealed several disciplines I hadn't even considered.
What other book might you compare Celebration of Discipline to and why?
Dallas Willards The Spirit of the Disciplines
What about Richard Rohan’s performance did you like?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful