Christian Spirituality Bibliography

compiled by William C. Mills


 Scripture Resources:

Bianchi, Enzo.  Praying the Word: An Introduction to Lectio Divina. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1998


Brown, Raymond E. Christ in the Gospels of the Liturgical Year (Expanded Edition With Essays). Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2008.


Johnson, Luke Timothy.  Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel. San Fransisco: Harper Collins, 1999.


Mills, William C. From Pascha to Pentecost: Reflections on the Gospel of John (Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute Publications, 2005)


-----------------------Baptize All Nations: Reflections on the Gospel of Matthew for the Pentecost Season. Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Institute Publications, 2006 


---------------------A Light to the Gentiles: Reflections on the Gospel of Luke. Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute Publications, 2007


----------------------Let Us Attend: Reflections on the Gospel of Mark for Great Lent Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute Publications, 2007


---------------------Our Father: A Prayer for Christian Living. Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute Publications, 2008


Wills, Gary. What Jesus Meant. NY: Viking, 2006.

---------------What Paul Meant. NY: Viking, 2007.

---------------What the Gospels Meant. NY, Viking, 2008.


Dessert Mothers and Fathers:

Chitty, Derwas. The Desert A City. Crestwood: St. Vladimirʼs Seminary Press, 1995.


Chrysavgis, John. In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and

Mothers. Bloomington, Indiana, 2003.


Cowan, James. Desert Father: A Journey in the Desert with Saint Anthony


Keller, David. Oasis of Wisdom: The Worlds of the Desert Fathers and Mothers.

Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2005.

Laura, Swan. The Forgotten Desert Mothers: Sayings, Lives, and Stories of Early Christian Women. New York: Paulist Press, 2001.


Mills, William C. The Prayer of St. Ephrem: A Biblical Commentary. Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute, 2009.


Nouwen, Henry. The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry.

San Francisco: HaperSanFrancisco, 1981.


Ward, Benedicta The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection.

Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1975.


Practical Aspects: Prayer, Lectio, Icons, Action


Bianchi, Enzo. Words of the Inner Life. Toronto: Novalis, 2002


Chittister, Joan D. Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today.  SanFrancisco: Harper & Row, 1990; New York: Harper Collins, 1991


DeBuona, Guerric and Joan Chittister Praying with the Bendictines. NJ, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2007.


Louf, Andre. Tuning In To Grace: The Quest for God. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1992.



Forest, Jim Confession: Doorway to Forgiveness Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002

 --------------The Ladder of the Beatitudes Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999

--------------- Praying with Icons Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1997.

Foster, Richard. Prayer: Finding the Heartís True Home. Harper SanFrancisco, 1992.

Keating, Thomas. Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel. Continuum, 1986.   


Martin, James. Becoming Who You Are. Mahwah, NJ: Hidden Spring Books, 2006.


Miles, Sara Take This Bread NY: Ballantine, 2007


--------------- Jesus Freak NY: Wiley, 2010


Monks of New Skete In the Spirit of Happiness NY: Little Brown, 1999.


Norris, Kathleen.  Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. NY: Riverhead, 1998.

Nouwen, Henri. Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Doubleday, 1986.


Rollheiser, Ronald. The Holy Longing NY: Doubleday, 1999


------------------------- Forgotten Among the Lilies: Learning to Love Beyond our Fears NY: Doubleday, 2005


Stevenson, Kenneth.  Rooted in Detachment: Living the Transfiguration Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008


Williams, Rowan.  Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another. Boston: MA: New Seeds, 2005.


Wright, Wendy. "Passing Angels: The Arts of Spiritual Discernment" Weaving

Nov./Dec. 1995, p. 6-15.


Spiritual Direction: 


Barry, William Practice of Spiritual Direction NY: Harper One, 2009


Guenther, Margaret Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction Boston, MA: Cowley, 1992


Nouwen, Henri Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith NY: Harper One, 2006


Ruffing, Janet Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginning Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2000

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