Streams of Living Water

Celebrating the Great Traditions
of the Christian Faith

The author of the bestselling CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE explores the great traditions of Christian spirituality and their role in spiritual renewal today.

 Read the foreword by James Catford, Chair of Renovare Britain & Ireland

In this landmark work, Richard Foster examines the ‘streams of living water’ – the six dimensions of faith and practice – that have defined Christian tradition around the world and down the centuries. In this inspiring book he looks at:

  • The Contemplative Tradition – or the prayer-filled life
  • The Holiness Tradition – or the virtuous life
  • The Charismatic Tradition – or the Spirit-empowered life
  • The Social Justice Tradition – or the compassionate life
  • The Evangelical Tradition – or the word-centred life
  • The Incarnational Tradition – or the sacramental life
  • Foster’s celebration of the spiritual life incorporates history’s most significant Christian figures and movements
    and argues for a rich, well-rounded faith, free of constricting labels.

Richard Foster is a best-selling author, the founder of RENOVARÉ – a movement committed to spiritual renewal – and Professor of Spiritual Formation at Azusa Pacific University, California.