Recommended Reading

Thomas Ashbrook, Mansions of the Heart

Ruth Haley Barton, Invitation to Solitude and Silence; Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation; and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

David Benner, Sacred Companions and Surrender to Love

Jean De Caussade, The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Rose Mary Dougherty, Group Spiritual Direction

Jeanne Guyon, Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

Thelma Hall, Too Deep For Words

David Hazard, Rekindling the Inner Life Series. The volumes in this series contain short biographies of spiritual writers through the ages and then excerpts from their works.  These may be available only as used books, but they are a treasure.

Margaret Guenther, Holy Listening

Walter Hilton (translated by David Jeffrey), Toward a Perfect Love

James Houston (editor), Classics of Faith and Devotion. A less abridged version of David Hazard’s series.

Jan Johnson, Listening to God

Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart

M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., The Deeper Journey

Henri Nouwen, LifeSigns and Way of the Heart

Basil Pennington, Lectio Divina

Eugene Peterson, Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Gerald L. Sittser, Water from a Deep Well

St. Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castles of St. Teresa of Avila

Heather Webb, Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction