Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: A Book Review
More than thirty years after his father's classic book brought them to the masses, Nathan Foster took his own unique path into the spiritual disciplines. As he sought day by day to develop habits that would enable him to live more like Jesus, he encountered problems both universal and personal. Along the way, he found creative new ways to practice the disciplines and discovered that a vital, conversational relationship with God was truly within his grasp.
Now he invites you to join him on the journey. You may just find that holy habits are truly possible for all.
You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format
About The Author:
Nathan Foster is an associate professor of social work and theology at Spring Arbor University, where he holds the Andrews Chair in Spiritual Formation. He is director of teaching ministries for Renovaré as well as a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor, public speaker, bassist for Christy & The Professors, and the author of Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet. He currently resides in Michigan with his wife and two children. To connect with Nathan, visit www.nathanfosterprojects.com.
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster is a book that I have had in my personal library for many years. I have read it a few times (twice for college and once on a personal level) and ironically it is on my list of books to read in 2015. Recently, I was sent a copy of The Making of an Ordinary Saint, written by Richard Foster's son, Nathan, and I am so glad to have had the chance to read it.
Each chapter takes on one of the twelve spiritual disciplines that author Richard Foster discusses in his original book, and Nathan also includes how he has implemented these disciplines in his own life, and how we can. He also includes a look a several famous people and how they implemented a specific discipline in their lives.
The book is very easy to read, a quick read and flows really nicely. I love that Foster includes a wonderful list of books for further reading and study. Not only about the spiritual disciplines in general but also specifically about each one. A wonderful read that all who are Christians should add to their library. Because I read this book for review purposes, I read it really fast. However, it is also on my list to re-read in 2015 and really dig into to.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Making of an Ordinary Saint at your favorite book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy