Life with God Bible NRSV, The (Compact, Ital Leath, Burgundy)

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If you have struggled to learn what it means to live your life with God or if you have been looking for a fresh way to read the Bible, The Life with God Bible will help you rediscover Scripture as living text, rich with insights into how to live your life more intimately with the Creator.

Spearheaded by bestselling authors Richard J. Foster (Celebration of Discipline) and Dallas Willard (The Divine Conspiracy), alongside the foremost names in Christian spirituality and biblical ...

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Overview

If you have struggled to learn what it means to live your life with God or if you have been looking for a fresh way to read the Bible, The Life with God Bible will help you rediscover Scripture as living text, rich with insights into how to live your life more intimately with the Creator.

Spearheaded by bestselling authors Richard J. Foster (Celebration of Discipline) and Dallas Willard (The Divine Conspiracy), alongside the foremost names in Christian spirituality and biblical scholarship, The Life with God Bible introduces the concept of the "with-God life," a model for seeing the whole of Scripture as the unfolding story of God's plan for our loving relationship with God. This theme weaves throughout the essays and study notes, while the concrete practices and Spiritual Disciplines, such as prayer, worship, fasting, and celebration, will help you discover a deeper relationship with God and transform you into the likeness and character of Jesus.

Combining the depth of a study Bible with the warmth of a devotional Bible, The Life with God Bible makes Scripture come alive as you learn to read the text in a fresh way, not as something to be mastered, but as a story to enter and a lifestyle to pursue.

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Editorial Reviews

Max Lucado
“With great enthusiasm, I open The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible. One could not assemble a finer team to compile it.”
Christian Century
“...Many original and stimulating insights for the spiritual lives of contemporary Christians.”
Tulsa World
“This study Bible is both serious and accessible.”
Tony Campolo
“This Bible is greatly needed.”
John Ortberg
“…[T]he most spiritually-impactful Bible of our time.”
Brennan Manning
“The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible … is unrivaled as a classic work of biblical theology suffused with a pastoral heart.”
Dan Kimball
“This Bible helps us desire intimacy with God, not just know the typical facts and knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061627644
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Pages: 2048
  • Sales rank: 409,096
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Renovaré (from the Latin meaning "to renew") is an intrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted manifestations. Founded by bestselling author and well-known speaker Richard J. Foster, Renovaré is Christian in commitment, international in scope, and ecumenical in breadth.

Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, Life with God, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of Renovaré, an organization and a movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted expressions, and the editor of The Life with God Bible.

Theologian and scholar Dallas Willard has long been an eloquent voice for the relevance of God in our daily lives. His groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy, Hearing God, Renovation of the Heart, and The Spirit of the Disciplines forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith. He was a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy and held visiting appointments at UCLA and the University of Colorado.

Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message, a bestselling translation of the Bible, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montana.

Dr. Bruce Demarest is professor of theology and spiritual formation at Denver Seminary.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

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    Nurture intimacy with God through this Bible

    Aside from the size and cover changes--which again were the only downside I saw to the original "Renovare" version of the Bible--the "Life With God Bible" is loaded with the same spiritual richness that was found in the "Renovare Bible". The Bible itself is aimed at one thing: fostering intimacy with God. This Bible doesn't seek to provide the abundance of scholarly notes that other study Bibles do, nor does it offer quaint, feel-good reflections on the texts. It instead approaches the words of the Bible through the spiritual disciplines--which include fasting, prayer, chastity, celebration, etc.--in order to nurture authentic spiritual formation in the reader.

    Richard Foster and Dallas Willard are probably the two biggest propagators in the resurgence of interest of the spiritual disciplines, primarily through their two books "Celebration of Discipline" and "The Spirit of the Disciplines", respectively. The purpose of these disciplines is not necessarily to aid in the `knowledge' of God--though some surely do--but to aid in the transformation of our life into that of Jesus. Intimacy and transformation are at the backbone of this "spiritual discipline" movement.

    In addition to viewing the main text of the Bible through the lens of the "spiritual disciplines", the "Life With God Bible" also features many articles, background information, and profiles of major Biblical characters. As a Catholic I also strongly appreciated the inclusion of the Deuterocanonical books in the Bible. These books add to broad audience that this Bible serves; after reading a few articles and the entire chapter of Mark, I found nothing that would be considered "unorthodox" or disagreeable to the teachings of the Catholic Church. So while the editors--and the main audience--of the "Life with God Bible" seem to all be Protestants, this Bible can be used just as fruitfully by Catholics as their 'daily-Bible'.

    In short, I think this is the Bible I will be using for my daily readings, at least for the near future. It is academic enough for a scholar and practical enough for a disciple. It is serious while not being overly difficult. Rare is the Bible that balances both aspects of the Faith. If you are looking for a study Bible filled with historical and cultural insights, this is not be the best choice for you. And if you are looking for a Bible that offers comforting notes or quotes alongside the text, this may not be the best Bible for you either. But if you are looking for the best of both worlds, check out the "Life With God Bible".

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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