Renovar , an infrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the Church in all her multifaceted expressions, has issued this companion to the devotional life, which features wisdom from 52 masters of spirituality.
Incorporating all six traditions or "streams" that comprise a healthy and holistic life of faith, the 52 selections in Devotional Classics have been organized to introduce the reader to these great devotional writers throughout the course of a year. Edited by James Smith, each reading is accompanied by an introduction and meditation by Richard Foster. In addition, each entry also includes a related biblical passage, discussion questions, and individual and group exercises. Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, S ren Kierkegaard, Annie Dillard, Thomas Merton, and John Calvin are just a few of the few spiritual leaders featured in this guide, which is sure to become indispensable to those looking for a deeper and more balanced spiritual life. Richard J. Foster is the founder of Renovar , an effort working for the renewal of the Church of Jesus Christ in all her multi-faceted expressions, and is the bestselling author of The Celebration of Discipline, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, Streams of Living Water, and other books. James Bryan Smith is instructor of practical theology and chaplain at Friends University.