Richard J. Foster (Public and Private): Richard J. Foster, a Quaker, is the author of several bestselling books, including Freedom of Simplicity and Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, which in 1993 was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and won the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers' Association. He is the founder of Renovare, an infra-church movement committed to the renewal of the church in all her multifaceted expressions. He lives with his wife, Carolynn, in Denver, Colorado.
"A stirring and timely message to Christians specifically and to
humanity generally."--Mark Hatfield, senator from Oregon
"Belongs in the hearts and hands of all who call themselves Christ's followers."--David Allan Hubbard, president and professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Foster's personal honesty, forthrightness, and literary courage are compelling."--Ted Engstrom, president emeritus, World Vision
"If everybody in this country could read--and heed--this book, what a difference it would make to the planet."--Madeleine L'Engle
"This book will become a challenging and formative part of your spiritual life."--Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity