The Discipline of Fasting

By Jim Wallis 03-31-2011

Since our fast began this past Monday, I've been re-reading one of the classic books on spirituality by my friend Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. This time, I started with his chapter on fasting, and would recommend it to all 5,000 of the Sojourners' supporters who have chosen to fast, pray, and act with us around the budget this Lent. This chapter provides a better understanding of the history of fasting in the church, its biblical basis, its purpose, and some very helpful tips for fasting.

Here are some quotes from the book:

"Fasting must forever center on God.

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