Celebration of Discipline Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard Foster (religion)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In The Door to Liberations, how are ingrained habits conquered?

2. What sorts of addictions does Foster refer to in the chapter about simplicity?

3. What company published this book?

4. What are the four steps to study, according to Foster?

5. According to Christian belief, what three things does a person need to consider before meeting with God in meditation?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is it impossible for adults to succeed in their prayer lives, according to Foster? Why?

2. What are the three inner attitudes of simplicity, as stated in Christian doctrine?

3. What is the discipline of study focused on, according to Foster?

4. What role does Bill Cathers play in the Introduction?

5. Foster writes that the main difference between Christian and Eastern forms of meditation is what?

6. How is fasting addressed in the Bible?

7. Based on Christian belief, how are studying and meditation different?

8. What is Foster's relationship with Ken and Doris Boyce?

9. What does it mean to the author to "live simply"?

10. Based on what Foster writes, how is meditation different from reading the scriptures?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jubilee is described as a celebration during biblical times where debts are canceled and slaves are released. It is a celebration of all that God has given. What does this have to do with discipline, according to Foster?

Essay Topic 2

Foster states in his chapter about the discipline of simplicity that the Kingdom of God is what readers should be seeking. What metaphor does he use to describe the Kingdom of God? Do you think this is a helpful tool? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What is the tone of "Celebration of Discipline"? Why would Foster choose to write the book in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and information presented in the chapters?

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