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Resources for Nurturing Your Spiritual Life

Spiritual Leadership:

  • Shane Claiborne. Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. Zondervan, 2006.
  • Tim Keel. Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor and Chaos. Baker, 2007.
  • Henri J.M. Nouwen. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. Crossroad, 2001.
  • Parker J. Palmer. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. Jossey-Bass, 1999.
  • Daniel Wolpert. Leading a Life with God: The Practice of Spiritual Leadership. Upper Room Books, 2006.
  • Personal Spiritual Practices:

  • Dorothy Bass, ed. Practicing our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People. Jossey-Bass, 1997.
  • Patricia D. Brown. Paths to Prayer: Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God. Jossey-Bass, 2003.
  • Anne Broyles. Journaling: A Spiritual Journey. Upper Room, 1999.
  • Richard Foster. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. Harper, 1983.
  • J. Marshall Jenkins. A Wakeful Faith: Spiritual Practice in the Real World. Upper Room, 2000.
  • Kirk Byron Jones. Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down. Judson Press, 2003.
  • Thomas Keating. Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel. Continuum, 2006. (Centering Prayer)
  • Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn. Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life. Paulist Press, 1995. (Prayer of Examen)
  • Brian McLaren. Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words. HarperOne, 2011.
  • Richard L. Morgan. Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography. Upper Room, 2002.
  • Wayne Muller. Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest. New York: Bantam Books, 1999.
  • Jane Redmont. When in Doubt Sing: Prayer in Daily Life. Harper Collins, 1999.
  • Nancy Reeves. Spirituality for Extroverts (And Tips for Those Who Love Them). Abingdon, 2008.
  • Martin L. Smith. The Word is Very Near You: A Guide to Praying with Scripture. Cowley Productions, 1989.
  • Barbara Brown Taylor. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. HarperOne, 2009.
  • Flora Slosson Wuellner. Prayer and Our Bodies. Upper Room, 1987.
  • Spiritual Memoirs:

  • Frederick Buechner. The Sacred Journey: A Memoir of Early Days. HarperOne, 1991.
  • Frederick Buechner. Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of the Lost and Found. HarperOne, 2000.
  • Nora Gallagher. Things Seen and Unseen: A Year of Life in Faith. Vintage, 1999.
  • Nora Gallagher. Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace. Vintage, 2004.
  • Anne Lamott. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. Anchor, 2000.
  • Anne Lamott. Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. Riverhead Trade, 2006.
  • Anne Lamott. Grace Eventually: Thoughts on Faith. Riverhead, 2007.
  • Sara Miles. Take this Bread: A Radical Conversion. Ballantine, 2008.
  • Sara Miles. Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead. Jossey-Bass, 2010
  • Donald Miller. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. Thomas Nelson, 2003.
  • Donald Miller. Searching for God Knows What. Thomas Nelson, 2010.
  • Donald Miller. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story. Thomas Nelson, 2011.
  • Kathleen Norris. Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Mariner Books, 2001.
  • Eugene Peterson. The Pastor: A Memoir. Harper Collins, 2011.
  • Missional Church:

  • Brian McLaren. A Generous Orthodoxy. Zondervan, 2006.
  • Brian McLaren. A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that Are Transforming the Faith. HarperOne, 2011.
  • Reggie McNeal. Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church. Jossey-Bass, 2011.
  • Jim Walker. Dirty Word: The Vulgar, Offensive Language of the Kingdom of God. Discipleship Resources, 2006.
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