09 May 2014

Recommended Reading

People often ask me for recommendations for reading on the spiritual journey. Here’s a list of my favorite works and authors by topics that I update from time to time.


On Contemplation

Bourgeault, Cynthia Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

Bourgeault, Cynthia The Heart of Centering Prayer

Hauser, Richard Moving in the Spirit: Becoming a Contemplative in Action

Heuertz, Phileena and Tickle, Phyllis Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life

Johnston, William and Smith, Huston The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of Privy Counseling (Image Book Original)

Jones, Tony Divine Intervention: Encountering God Through the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina

Keating, Thomas The Heart of the World: An Introduction to Contemplative Christianity

Keating,Thomas Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel

Keating, Thomas; Thiemann, Ronald and Pagels, Elaine The Human Condition: Contemplation and Transformation (Wit Lectures-Harvard Divinity School)

Laird, M.S. Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation

Laird, M.S. A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation

Merton, Thomas What Is Contemplation?

Michael and Norrisey, Prayer and Temperament

Neafsey, John A Sacred Voice Is Calling: Personal Vocation And Social Conscience

Peers, Allison and St. John of the Cross Dark Night of the Soul

Pennington, M. Basil Lecito Divina

Rohr, Richard Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer 

Rohr, Richard The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See

Underhill, Evelyn Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill

Underhill, Evelyn The Spiritual Life

On Discernment

Green, Thomas H. Listening to the Music of the Spirit

Hauser, Richard Moving In The Spirit

Neafsey, John A Sacred Voice is Calling

On Feminine Awakening and Mutuality

Barton, Ruth Haley Equal to the Task: Men and Women in Partnership

Lakey Hess, Carol Caretakers of Our Common House: Women’s Development in Communities of Faith

Monk Kidd, Sue The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (Plus)

On True Self/False Self

Rupp, Joyce Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self

Miller, Alice The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

Pennington, M. Basil True Self False Self

Benner, David G. The Gift of Being Yourself