The Life with God Bible NRSV (Compact, Trade PB)

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The Life with God Bible combines the depth of a study Bible with the warmth of a devotional Bible, offering a new way to discover the full riches of the Scriptures. According to Richard Foster, bestselling author and the project′s editor, the Bible is all about human life "with God." As we read Scripture, we should consider how God is with us in each story and allow ourselves to be spiritually transformed.

Many people are looking for a new way to read the Bible, not as a text to...

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Overview

The Life with God Bible combines the depth of a study Bible with the warmth of a devotional Bible, offering a new way to discover the full riches of the Scriptures. According to Richard Foster, bestselling author and the project′s editor, the Bible is all about human life "with God." As we read Scripture, we should consider how God is with us in each story and allow ourselves to be spiritually transformed.

Many people are looking for a new way to read the Bible, not as a text to be mastered. but as a story to enter into and a lifestyle to pursue. This unique Bible, previously published as The Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible and spearheaded by bestselling authors Richard Foster (Celebration of Discipline) and Dallas Willard (The Divine Conspiracy), introduces the concept of life with God - or 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 the Creator. This central theme weaves throughout the essays, introductions, notes, and exercises, powerfully revealing how God is present to his people today and throughout history.

Yet our relationship with God should not be passive. Concrete practices - Spiritual Disciplines - have been used throughout church history to guide disciples of Jesus. This Bible integrates the Spiritual Disciplines into the Christian life by showing how they are central to the Bible′s teachings and stories. Abraham and Ruth, Moses and Deborah, Jesus and the disciples all provide amazing examples of the life-changing power of prayer, worship, fasting, celebration, and many other Spiritual Disciplines. Scripture thus becomes a primary means for the discovery, instruction, and practice of these disciplines as well as a tool for spiritual formation.

Combining the highest possible biblical scholarship with the deepest possible heart devotion, this new Bible project seeks to nourish inner transformation by unlocking and revealing the profound resources within Scripture for changing our hearts and characters and bringing them in line with what God wants for our lives. The Life with God Bible will redefine what the Bible means for Christian discipleship.

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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.
Tulsa World
"This study Bible is both serious and accessible."
Christian Century
"...Many original and stimulating insights for the spiritual lives of contemporary Christians."
Brennan Manning
"The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible … is unrivaled as a classic work of biblical theology suffused with a pastoral heart."
John Ortberg
"…[T]he most spiritually-impactful Bible of our time."
Tony Campolo
"This Bible is greatly needed."
Max Lucado
"With great enthusiasm, I open The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible. One could not assemble a finer team to compile it."
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: 9780061834967
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Pages: 2048
  • Sales rank: 663,721
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.70 (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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