Now Featured in the Patheos Book Club
Sanctuary of the Soul: A Journey Into Meditative Prayer
By Richard Foster
"Richard Foster diagnoses this generation's major threat to the mature life in Christ as distraction. In response he does again what he does so well: tunnels to the roots of our deep-rooted ancestors and makes us firsthand participants in the church's practice of a life of meditative prayer."
—Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message
"Full of depth and substance, Foster's writing on meditative prayer is a winsome invitation to intimacy with God that engages us at every level of our being."
—Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center, and author of Sacred Rhythms
"This is Richard Foster at his best—describing the inner life with clarity and wisdom gained from his own experience. The content of this book, as experienced through his teaching, changed my life thirty years ago, opening me to a real, vibrant relationship with God through silence and listening. Over time this teaching has matured, and is destined to become a classic. If you want to experience an intimate relationship with God, simply read this book and put it into practice. Heaven awaits!"
—James Bryan Smith, author, The Good and Beautiful God
"Foster's writing is lyrical, his advice sensible, his encouragement profound as he urges Christians to tap into the 'listening side' of the 'interactive communication that transpires between God and ourselves.' Those who follow Jesus can only benefit from Foster's newest book."
—Ann E. Byle, Christian Retailing, September 2011
"[Foster's] quiet writing style models the listening stillness he wishes to impart. Amid many books on meditative prayer, Foster's stands out for its clarity, simplicity, and focus."
—Publisher's Weekly, August 8, 2011
To read an excerpt from the book—and watch a video interview on meditative prayer with Richard Foster—return to the Patheos Book Club.