Richard Foster
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Richard Foster

Richard is the founder of The Chrysostom Society as well as the Academy of Christian Editors and Renovaré, an effort working for the renewal of the Church in all her multi-faceted expressions. He has written some dozen books, which have been translated into numerous languages, and over sixty magazine articles. In his role as founder of Renovaré, he was responsible for various publications many of which he edited or for which he wrote the lead article. Now retired, Richard and Carolynn live near Denver, Colorado.


Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1978, rev. ed. 1988, 1998)

Freedom of Simplicity (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1981, rev. ed. 2005)

Study Guide for Celebration of Discipline (San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1982)

The Challenge of the Disciplined Life: Christian Reflections on Money, Sex & Power (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985)

Study Guide to The Challenge of the Disciplined Life: Christian Reflections on Money, Sex & Power (San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1985)

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992)

Leader’s Guide for Freedom of Simplicity (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993)

Coming Home: An Invitation to Prayer (Bloomington, MN: Garborg’s Heart ‘N Home, 1993)

Prayers from the Heart (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994)

Seeking the Kingdom (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995)

Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998)

Sanctuary or the Soul: Journey Into Meditative Prayer (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2011)

with Kathryn Helmers, Celebrating the Disciplines (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992

with Gayle D. Beebe, Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2009

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