Suggested Further Reading

Here are some additional books that may be helpful to you as you seek to grow in your faith.






Conversations With God by Lloyd John Ogilvie

A clear and simple explanation of the many dimensions of prayer that provides a 30-day guide to help to make conversation with God a part of your daily life. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0736920455″]

Life With God – Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation by Richard Foster

Shows the intimate connection between scripture and spirituality, revealing the secrets to living the ‘with-God life.’ Foster shows here how all of scripture is unified around the theme of forming a vibrant and dynamic life with God. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0061671746″]

A Tree Full of Angels by Marcia Wiedeaker

Offers a refreshing, honest view of how we can learn to see, connect and communicate with God in our everyday lives. [Not currently available on]

Lectio Divinia – the Sacred Art – Christine Valters Paintner

Discusses the ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply for God’s voice in sacred texts. Introduces the foundations for a practice of sacred reading. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”1594733007″]

Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today by Joan Chitister

An examination of how the Rule of St. Benedict is still a relevant model for contemporary spiritual growth and connecting with God, with others, and with the inner self. Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living.  [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0060613998″]

Faith, the Yes of the Heart by Grace Adolphsen Brame

Grounded in Martin Luther’s profound understanding of faith as daring trust, Brame argues that faith is not just a matter of understanding God, but of experiencing the real presence of the holy. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0806638052″]

Toward Holy Ground by Margaret Guenther

Practical aspects of faith in the second half of life. Topics include discovering who you are, exploring your relationship with God and beginning to let go. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”B009D1FEB2″]

Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli

Written for the silent majority of us convinced that we just don’t do Christianity right. Yaconelli suggests that real Christianity is messy, erratic, lopsided, and gloriously liberating. A strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. [May be found in used listings.][AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”B010ZD8TI6″]

Spiritual Classics: Selected Reading on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines – by Richard Foster and Emilie Griffin

Fifty two selections from 2000 years of Christian writers on the twelve spiritual disciplines. Includes information on the writer, discussion questions for individuals and groups and exercises to present the material. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0060628723″]

Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey

Advanced discussion of the ancient art of sacred Reading, a part of the Rule of St. Benedict. Teaches the contemplative approach to sacred writings, namely the bible and spiritual classics. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0892438916″]

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

Designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Contains a history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition and step-by-step guidance in the method, defined as “the way of pure faith, the opening and surrendering to God”. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0826418899″]

Invitation to Love by Thomas Keating

Invitation to Love is the second book in a trilogy that includes Open Mind, Open Heart and The Mystery of Christ. Provides a framework for the practice of Centering Prayer and the contemplative journey. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”144118757X”]

Friendship as Sacrament by Carmen L. Calagirone

How to participate in the inner life of God through human relationships. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0818905328″]

Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kruntz/Kathleen Ketcham

I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition. This insightful work draws on the wisdom stories of the ages to provide a wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance. Though the focus is seen through Alcoholics Anonymous, it is about cultivating our capacity for uncertainty, for mystery and for having the right questions rather than the right answers. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0553371320″]

Sacred Journeys: A Women’s Book of Daily Prayer by Jan L. Richardson

Invites readers to travel in the company of a remarkable array of women as the liturgical year unfolds. Draws on the life and writings of women from around the world and through the ages. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0835807096″]

Under Her Wings by Kathy Bence

In her spiritual quest, evangelical Christian Kathy Bence discovered the wealth of spiritual insight offered by five women saints: Teresa of Avila, Madame Jeanne Guyon, Therese of Lisieux, Julian of Norwich, and Catherine of Siena. Bence found answers to contemporary spiritual questions in the writings of these wise women from earlier times. [AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0835809439″]