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Streams of Living Water

Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith [Paperback]

by Richard Foster

How does past Christianity flow into the present? That's the question Richard Fosters explores in this look at the traditions that grew into faith today.

  • Curious about how Church tradition influences faith today?

  • Streams of Living Water is a thoughtful look at Christianity's roots

  • Discover how a rich understanding of early Christianity can bring new life to faith

  • Author

    Richard Foster

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    John Murray Press

  • Published

    February 2019

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Streams of Living Water

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The author of the bestselling CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE explores the great traditions of Christian spirituality and their role in spiritual renewal today.

'I recommend Streams of Living Water everywhere I go. My own personal copy is dog-eared, underlined and annotated by hand. Anyone with a heart for Christian unity should read and celebrate the message of this book. I consider it to be a seminal title for our time' - Pete Greig

In this landmark work, Richard Foster examines the 'streams of living water' - the six dimensions of faith and practice - that have defined Christian tradition around the world and down the centuries. In this inspiring book he looks at:

  • the Contemplative tradition - or the prayer-filled life
  • the Holiness tradition - or the virtuous life
  • the Charismatic tradition - or the Spirit-empowered life
  • the Social Justice tradition - or the compassionate life
  • the Evangelical tradition - or the word-centred life
  • the Incarnational tradition - or the sacramental life

Foster's celebration of the spiritual life incorporates history's most significant Christian figures and movements and argues for a rich, well-rounded faith, free of constricting labels.

'A book that will make you adore God' - Dallas Willard

Foreword by James Catford

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Imitatio: The Divine Paradigm

Chapter 2 - The Contemplative Tradition: Discovering the Prayer-Filled Life

Chapter 3 - The Holiness Tradition: Discovering the Virtuous Life

Chapter 4 - The Charismatic Tradition: Discovering the Spirit-Empowered Life

Chapter 5 - The Social Justice Tradition: Discovering the Compassionate Life

Chapter 6 - The Evangelical Tradition: Discovering the Word-Centred Life

Chapter 7 - The Incarnational Tradition: Discovering the Sacramental Life

Afterword

Appendix A: Critical Points in Church History

Appendix B: Notable Figures and Significant Movements in Church History

Endnotes

Subject Index

Scripture Index

Acknowledgements

Specification

  • Author

    Richard Foster

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    John Murray Press

  • Published

    February 2019

  • Weight

    312g

  • Page Count

    448

  • Dimensions

    129 x 198 x 27 mm

  • ISBN

    9781473662124

  • ISBN-10

    1473662125

  • Eden Code

    4680843

More Information

  • Author/Creator: Richard Foster

  • ISBN: 9781473662124

  • Publisher: John Murray Press

  • Release Date: February 2019

  • Weight: 312g

  • Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 27 mm

  • Eden Code: 4680843


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