Richard J. Foster is the founder of RENOVARÉ, an international, ecumenical Christian organization working for the renewal of the Church of Jesus Christ in all her multifaceted expressions. Members are dedicated to following the powerful movement of the Spirit of God by bringing together the best spiritual treasures of several great Christian streams of faith and witness. Foster is the author of six books about personal spiritual renewal that also support this goal. Foster is an Evangelical Friend, one of the Quaker groups. From his base near Denver, Colorado, where he and Carolynn live, he travels throughout the world, speaking and teaching on the spiritual life.