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The simplicity and spiritual meaning of this book bless your soul and spirit. I learned of this spiritual and practical book in seminary back in the mid 90's and I wish I have read it more often. You can read it may be once a year to refresh and get bless of the truth in this book. We need more of this genre book in our time, but we also need more books to point out the Biblical way of doing church not worldly way. Thanks 

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This book is A MUST READ for all who are really serious about getting there life disciplined to become a disciple of Christ ! Again a MUST READ !!!

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Great book, I used it for a Christian Discipleship course and every page brought insight on how to be a real Christian in the modern world. This book should not be read as a novel but as a study, going through Chapter by chapter and also doing the questions for thought bring great insight. A wonderful piece of literature. 

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Richard Foster's book is a gold mine for Christians who want to get real about their relationship with Jesus. Foster takes biblical teachings seriously - Meditation - his first theme is not about emptying our minds it is "the ability to hear God's voice and obey his word". The other themes of prayer, fasting, and study, simplicity, solitude, submission, and service, and confession, worship, guidance, and celebration are all biblically based.
Don't listen to the words of a reviewer who has looked at the titles of the chapters and decided that Richard Foster is teaching heresey - dive into this surprisingly readable book and be challenged in a way that you might never have been before!
Go on - try a bit of Discipline! After all Disciple-in is what we are meant to be about.
 

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Unfortunately, Richard Foster is using mysticism and cloaking it in Christianity. The basis for contemplative prayer is Buddhism/Hinduism. There is nothing in the Bible teaching us to use this type of prayer. We are told to use our minds, not empty our minds. This is a dangerous practice to use, it isn't Christian. 

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