Through this abridged audio book (read by Jon Gauger) you can begin to fill that longing by developing your capacity to receive and respond to God's love. Spiritual formation is the process through which our inner self is opened to the work of the Holy Spirit, who forms us into the image of the Son. Here Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe, both experienced leaders in spiritual formation, introduce you to people from the past who have known God deeply. Each person helps you to grasp one of the seven primary paths to intimacy with God that have been developed throughout Christian history. This rich resource can guide you into the same deep intimacy with God, opening you to the Spirit's work of transformation.