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Richard Foster's Life with God

"Foster's lasting influence, I believe, will be measured in decades and centuries, not months or years."--Brian D. McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian

"Foster has taught me more about prayer and living faithfully than just about any other living author."--Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God

Life with God -- Richard Foster Reveals the Secrets to Living the -- "With-God Life"

Contact: Emily K. Grandstaff, 415-477-4409, emily.grandstaff@harpercollins.com 

MEDIA ADVISORY, May 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of his groundbreaking bestseller Celebration of Discipline, LIFE WITH GOD: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation (May 2008; Hardcover; HarperOne) by Richard Foster offers, at long last, the beloved spiritual guide's teachings on the Bible. Expounding on his introduction to the successful Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible and his concept of the "with-God" life, Foster shows here how all of scripture is unified around the theme of forming a vibrant and dynamic life with God.

Warning against studying the bible for information or knowledge alone, or for specific passages that speak to pressing needs of the moment, Foster argues that in order to truly appreciate the Bible, we must read "humbly and in a constant attitude of repentance." Foster sees the Bible as "the loving heart of God made visible and plain" to us. The with-God life "is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is solid, serene, simple, and radiant. It takes no time, though it permeates all of our time." Readers will discover a whole new way to read Scripture, making it much more a doorway to a lifestyle to master rather than merely knowledge to understand.

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year in 1993 and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of Renovaré, an intrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the Church in all her multifaceted expressions, and the editor of the Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible. He lives in Denver.