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Recommended Reading

  • Jesus our Spiritual Director, Wendy Miller – Excellent tool for individual or groups.
  • The Practice of Prayer, Margaret Guenther – Deeper explanation of lectio divina.
  • Living in the ?uestion, M. Basil Pennington – Meditations on some of Jesus’ questions.
  • Who do you say I am?, M. Basil Pennington – Also writes on contemplative prayer.
  • Group Spiritual Direction, Rose Mary Dougherty – Process used for spiritual companioning activity.
  • A Hidden Wholeness, Parker J. Palmer – Subtitle: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, Welcoming the Soul and Weaving Community in a Wounded World.
  • The Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser.
  • Praying with Body and Soul, Jane E. Vennard.
  • Faith, the Yes of the Heart, Grace Adolphsen Brame.
  • A Season in the Desert: Making Time Holy, W. Paul Jones.
  • A Table in the Desert: Making Space Holy, W. Paul Jones.
  • The Better Part, Thomas Keating – Excellent resource for contemplative prayer.
  • A Listening Heart, Brother David Steindl-Rast.
  • My Soul in Silence Waits: Contemplations on the Psalms, Margaret Guenther.
  • A Tree Full of Angels, Macrina Wiederkehr – Seeing God in the ordinary.
  • Soul Making, Alan Jones.
  • Primary Speech, Barry and Ann Ulanov.
  • Let Your Life Speak, Parker Palmer.
  • Syncronicity, Joe Jaworski.
  • The Power of Flow, Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom.
  • Reaching Out, Henri Nouwen.
  • Fresh Bread, Joyce Rupp.
  • A Cup of Coffee at the Soul Café, Leonard Sweet.
  • Wellsprings, Anthony de Mello.
  • The Song of the Bird, Anthony de Mello.
  • Wisdom Distilled from the Daily, Joan Chittister.
  • Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg.
  • Leading with Soul, Bowman & Deal – A fictional narrative of a man and his meetings with a wise spiritual director.
  • Glimpses of Grace, Madeliene L’Engle.
  • Circle of Quiet, Madeliene L’Engle.
  • Spiritual Literacy, Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat.
  • Sharing Wisdom, Robert J. Wicks.
  • Being Home, Gunilla Norris.
  • Inviting Silence, Gunilla Norris.
  • Becoming Bread, Gunilla Norris.
  • Little Pieces of Light, Joyce Rupp.
  • Loving Jesus, Mark Allan Powell.
  • Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives, Wayne Muller.
  • Soul Feast, Margaret Thompson.
  • Roots and Wings, Margaret Silf.
  • Leadership and Self-Deception, Arbinger Institute.
  • Anatomy of Peace, Arbinger Institute.