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Books to Stir the Heart


Recommended by our Rector (click on title for more information!):

a Kempis: The Imitation of Christ
Augustine: Confessions
Author unknown: The Cloud of Unknowing
Author unknown: The Way of a Pilgrim; and The Pilgrim Continues His Way
Balthasar: Prayer
Bell & Galli: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Prayer
Bernardin: Introduction to the Episcopal Church
Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship
Bonhoeffer: Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
Bloom: Beginning to Pray
Butler-Bass: Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening
Chesterton: The Everlasting Man
Chesterton: Orthodoxy
Duhigg: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Foster: Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
Hendrix: Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
Hunt: Getting the Love You Want Workbook: The New Couples’ Study Guide
Hybels: Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be with God
Keating: Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer
Lawrence: Practice of the Presence of God
Lewis: A Grief Observed
Lewis: Mere Christianity
Lewis: The Screwtape Letters; with Screwtape Proposes a Toast
MacLaren: A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
MacLaren: A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith
Merton: The Seven Storey Mountain
Miller: Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Molnar: The Star of Bethlehem : The Legacy of the Magi
Nissenbaum: The Battle for Christmas
Nouwen: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Palmer: A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
Peterson: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society
Rohr: Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
Rohr: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Smith: The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition
Smith: The World’s Religions
St John of the Cross: Dark Night of the Soul
Thorton: English Spirituality: An Outline of Ascetical Theology According to the English Pastoral Tradition
Toropov: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions
Tozer: The Pursuit of God
Underhill: Mysticism
Volf: Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace
Volf: The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World
Ward: The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks
Warren: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Williams & Poijula: The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Willard: The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
Willard: The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives
Wright: Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
Wright: For All God’s Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church
Wright: Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
Young: The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

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