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Benedict of Nursia
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Benedict of Nursia (480-543) Introduction to the Author Christianity became the official state religion early in the 4th century and with this new status began an ... read more

Bernard of Clairvaux
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) Introduction to the Author Bernard of Clairvaux was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the Church. He was an eloq ... read more

Brother Lawrence
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Brother Lawrence (1611-1691) Introduction to the Author Born to a poor family in Lorraine, France, Nicholas Herman (later known as 'Brother Lawrence') grew up t ... read more

C.S. Lewis
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith C.S. Lewis (1900-1963) 1. How much of myself must I give? This is the question we all ask when we first come to Christ. This is the 'ordinary self' talking. The 'n ... read more

Catherine of Genoa
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510) Introduction to the Author Catherine was born into a prominent religious family; her father was the viceroy of Naples and two of hi ... read more

Dallas Willard
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Dallas Willard (1935-) Introduction to the Author Dallas Willard was born in Buffalo, Missouri in 1935. He has taught philosophy at the University of Wisconsin a ... read more

Deitrich Bonhoeffer
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Deitrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) Introduction to the Author Bonhoeffer was born into a family of seven children in Breslau, Germany. He grew up in Berlin, wher ... read more

Douglas V. Steere
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Douglas V. Steere (1901- ) Introduction to the Author Douglas Steere was educated at Michigan St, Harvard and Oxford in the early 1900's. A Rhodes scholar, br ... read more

E. Stanley Jones
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) Introduction to the Author E. Stanley Jones devoted his life to the subject of Conversion. He was one of the best known missionaries ... read more

Evelyn Underhill
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) Introduction to the Author Few women in the twentieth century have dome more to further our understanding of the devotional life th ... read more

Francois Fenelon
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Francois Fenelon (1651-1715) Introduction to the Author Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fenelon was a prominent members of the court of Louis XIV, serving ... read more

Frank Laubach
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Frank Laubach (1884-1970) Introduction to the Author In 1915 Frank Laubach went with his wife to the Philippine Islands as a missionary. After founding churches o ... read more

Gregory of Nyssa
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Gregory of Nyssa (331-396) Introduction to the Author Gregory of Nyssa was one of the great 'father' of the Church. He lived in the fourth century, a time when th ... read more

Henri Nouwen
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-) Introduction to the Author Henri Nouwen was born in Nijkerk, Holland and came to the U.S. in 1964. A Roman Catholic priest and psycholo ... read more

Ignatius of Loyola
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) Introduction to the Author Ignatius was born in the family castle of Loyola in the Basque country of Spain. His family belonged to ... read more

Isaac Pennington
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Isaac Pennington (1617-1680) Introduction to the Author Isaac Pennington was the son of the mayor of London. In 1658 he joined the Society of Friends (Quakers). ... read more

Jean-Pierre de caussade
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751) Introduction to the Author Little is know about the life of the Jesuit Jean-Poerre de Caussade beyond the bare facts of his c ... read more

Jeremy Taylor
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) Introduction to the Author Born and educated in Cambridge, England, Jeremy Taylor soon became famous for his scholarly abilities. He wa ... read more

John Bunyan
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith John Bunyan (1628-1688) Introduction to the Author John Bunyan was born in the parish of Elston England. His father, like himself, was a poor tinker but he anage ... read more

John Calvin
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith John Calvin (1509-1564) Introduction to the Author Born in Noyon, France and educated at the University of Paris, John Calvin grew up in an atmosphere of wealth a ... read more

John of the Cross
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith John of the Cross (1542-1591) Introduction to the Author Born in Castile, Spain, John became a Carmelite monk in 1564. Ordained in 1567 he met with Theresa of Av ... read more

John Wesley
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith John Wesley (1703-1791) Introduction to the Author John Wesley was one of 19 children born to Samuel and Susanna Wesley. His father was an Anglican clergyman and ... read more

John Woolman
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith John Woolman (1720-1772) Introduction to the Author John Woolman was born in New Jersey to a Quaker family in a time when many suffered the hardship of poverty. ... read more

Jonathan Edwards
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Introduction to the Author Jonathan Edwards was a Congregational pastor and a key figure in the 18th century's 'Great Awakening'. He ... read more

Lancelot Andrews
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Lancelot Andrews (1555-1626) Introduction to the Author Although Andrews was a member of the Puritans, he will always be remembered as one of the outstanding fig ... read more

Martin Luther
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Martin Luther (1453-1546) Introduction to the Author Martin Luther is best known as the father of the Protestant Reformation. Born into a poor family in Eisleben, ... read more

St. Augustine
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith St. Augustine (354-430) Introduction to the Author St. Augustine, the bishop of Hippo, was the great doctor of the Latin church. Born in N. Africa in 354 he wa ... read more

Teresa of Avila
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) Introduction to the Author Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila, Spain in 1515. At the age of 20 she entered the Carmelite Con ... read more

Thomas A Kempis
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471) Introduction to the Author In 1399 at the age of 19, Thomas a Kempis became a monk at the Augustinian monastery where he would spend ... read more

Thomas Merton
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith Thomas Merton (1915-1968) Introduction to the Author Born is Prades, France, Thomas Merton had a trying and painful childhood. His mother dies when he was 6 and h ... read more

William Law
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith William Law (1686-1761) Introduction to the Author William Law was a devout Anglican priest. His practical work was as a spiritual director (mentor/discipler) of ... read more

William Temple
      Excerpts from 'Devotional Classics' edited by Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith William Temple (1881-1944) Introduction to the Author William Temple was born in The Palace, in Exeter, the son of Frederick Temple, who later became the archbis ... read more

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