Recent Books On Christian Spirituality, Formation & Direction: A Bibliography – 2005
A bibliography on recent books on Christian Spirituality, Formation & Direction, by Dr. Bruce Demarest.
Bruce A. Demarest, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Theology and Spiritual Formation
Adam, David. Music of the Heart: New Psalms in the Celtic Tradition. SPCK, 2004.
Adam, Peter. Hearing God’s Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality. IVP, 2003.
Ahlgren, Gillian T. W. Entering Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle: A Reader’s Companion. Paulist, 2005.
Allen, Joseph J. Inner Way: Toward a Rebirth of Eastern Christian Spiritual Direction. Eerdmans, 1994.
Anderson, Fil. Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers. Colorado Springs, Waterbrook Press, 2004.
Bachleda, Lynne, ed. Canticles of the Earth: Celebrating the Presence of God in Nature. Loyola University Press, 2004.
Baker, Howard. Soul Keeping: Ancient Paths of Spiritual Direction. NavPress, 1998.
Bakke, Jeannette. Holy Invitations: Exploring Spiritual Direction. Baker, 2000.
Bangley, Bernard, ed. Authentic Devotion: Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis De Sales. Shaw Books/Waterbrook Press, 2002.
Bansemer, Richard F. Getting Ready for the New Life: Facing Illness or Death with the Word and Prayers. Augsburg Fortress, 2004.
Barry, William A. Spiritual Direction and the Encounter with God. Paulist, 2005.
Barton, Ruth. Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence. IVP, 2004.
Benner, David. Care of Souls: Revisioning Christian Nurture and Counsel. Baker, 1998.
________. Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Spirituality. IVP, 2003.
________. Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery. IVP, 2004.
Bidwell, Duane R. Short-Term Spiritual Guidance. Augsburg Fortress, 2004.
Bolsinger, Tod E. It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives. Brazos/Baker, 2004.
Bourgeault, Cynthia. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening. Cowley Publications, 2004.
Boyd, Gregory A. Seeing is Believing: Experience Jesus Through Imaginative Prayer. Baker, 2004.
Brazo, Carol Jo. Divine Secrets of Mentoring: Spiritual Growth Through Friendship. IVP, 2004.
Bridges, Jerry. The Pursuit of Holiness. NavPress, 2005.
Brisco, Pete. Secrets from the Treadmill: Discover God’s Rest in the Busyness of Life. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Brown, Wayne. Water From Stone: When ‘Right Christian Living’ has Left you Spiritually Dry. NavPress, 2004.
Bulgakov, Sergei N. The Comforter. Eerdmans, 2004.
Butler, Sarah. Caring Ministry: A Contemplative Approach to Pastoral Care. Continuum, 2003.
Chryssavgis, John. Light Through Darkness: The Orthodox Tradition. Orbis, 2004.
Clapp, Rodney. Tortured Wonders: Spirituality for People Not Angels. Baker, 2004.
Conde-Frazier, Elizabeth. Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation. Baker, 2004.
Cutsinger, James S. Not of This World: A Treasury of Christian Mysticism. Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2003.
D’Arcy, Paula. Seeking With All My Heart: Encountering God’s Presence Today. Crossroad, 2003.
Demarest, Bruce. Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality. NavPress, 1999.
________. Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director. NavPress, 2003.
De Waal, Esther. Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness. Liturgical Press, 2003.
Dorsett, Lyle W. Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis. Brazos/Baker, 2004.
Douherty, Jery C. Celtic Model of Ministry: The Reawakening of Community Spirituality. Liturgical, 2003.
Driscill, Joseph D. Protestant Spiritual Exercises. Morehouse Publishing, 1999.
Dryer, Elizabeth A., ed. Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Eldridge, John. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secrets of a Man’s Soul. Nelson Books, 2001.
________. Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive. Thomas Nelson, 2003.
Fabing, Robert. Spiritual Life: Recognizing the Holy. Paulist, 2004.
Finley, James. Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God. HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.
Ford, Michael. Wounded Prophet: A Portrait of Henri J. M. Nouwen. Doubleday, 1999.
Foster, Richard J., Dallas Willard, et al. The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.
Fryling, Alice. The Art of Spiritual Listening. Waterbrook, 2003.
Gollnick, James. Religion and Spirituality in the Life Cycle. Peter Lang, 2005.
Emilie Griffin, ed. Cloud of Unknowing. HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.
Gunderson, Glenn K. Biblical Antidotes to Life’s Toxins. Hendrickson, 2003.
Gushee, David P. Getting Marriage Right: Realistic Counsel for Saving and Strengthening Relationships. Baker, 2004.
Hanson, Bradley. Grace That Frees: The Lutheran Tradition, in Traditions of Christian Spirituality. Orbis, 2004.
Harris, Jan. Quiet in His Presence: Experiencing God’s Love Through Silent Prayer. Baker, 2003.
Heelas, Paul, et al., eds. Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality. Blackwell, 2005.
Hoffman, Bengt R., Theology of the Heart: The Role of Mysticism in the Theology of Martin Luther. Kirk House Publishers, 1998.
Holt, Bradley. Thirsty for God. 2nd edn. Fortress, 2005.
Houston, James. The Mentored Life. NavPress, 2002.
Howard, Evan. Praying the Scriptures. IVP, 1999.
Hull, Bill. Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker. Baker, 2004.
________. Choose the Life. Baker, 2004.
Johns, David L. Mysticism and Ethics in Friedrich von Hügel. Edwin Mellen, 2004.
Johnson, Ben Campbell. Living Before God: Deepening Our Sense of the Divine Presence. Eerdmans, 2000.
Jones, Alan & John O’Neil. Seasons of Grace: The Life-Giving Presence of Gratitude. John Wiley, 2003.
Jones, Kirk. Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down. Judson Press, 2003.
Jones, W. Paul. Facets of Faith: Living the Dimensions of Christian Spirituality. Cowley, 2003.
a Kempis, Thomas. Consolation for My Soul: Meditations for the Earthly Pilgrimage Toward the Heavenly Jerusalem. Crossroad, 2004.
________. The Imitation of Christ, trans. William Griffin. HarperSanFrancisco, 2001.
Kalellis, Peter M. Five Steps to Spiritual Growth: A Journey. Paulist, 2005.
Lacado, Max. Come Thirsty. W. Publishing, 2004.
Lawrenz, Mel. The Dynamics of Spiritual Formation. Baker, 2000.
Littauer, Marita. Your Spiritual Personality: Using the Strengths of Your Personality to Deepen Your Relationship with God. Jossy-Bass, 2005.
Macquarrie, John. Two Worlds Are Ours: An Introduction to Christian Mysticism. Fortress Press, 2004.
McGrath, Alister. The Journey: A Pilgrim in the Lands of the Spirit. Galilee/Doubleday, 1999.
McMinn, Mark. Why Sin Matters. Tyndale House, 2004.
________. Finding Our Way Home: Turning Back to What Matters Most. Jossey-Bass, 2005.
Manning, Brennan. The Rabbi’s Heartbeat. NavPress, 2003.
May, Gerald G. The Dark Night of the Soul. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.
Merton, Thomas. Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation, ed. William H. Shannon. HarperSanFrancisco, 2003.
Michael, Chester P. An Introduction to Spiritual Direction: A Psychological Approach for Directors and Directees. Paulist Press, 2004.
Miller, Calvin. Loving God Up Close: Rekindling Your Relationship with the Holy Spirit. Warner, 2004.
Miller, Wendy. Jesus, Our Spiritual Director: A Pilgrimage Through the Gospels. Upper Room Books, 2004.
Montaldo, Jonathan, ed. Year with Thomas Merton: Daily Meditations from his Journals. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.
Moon, Gary W. and David G. Benner, eds. Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices. IVP, 2004.
Moore, Beth. Believing God. Broadman & Holman, 2004.
Moore, Thomas. Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals. Gotham Books, 2004.
Morris, Robert Corbin. Wrestling With Grace: A Spirituality for the Rough Edges of Daily Life. Abingdon/Upper Room, 2003.
Muldoon, Tim. Ignatian Workout: Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith. Loyola, 2004.
Mulholland, Robert M. The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self. IVP, 2005.
Mundy, Linus. A Retreat With Benedict & Bernard: Seeking God Alone—Together. St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1998.
Murphey, Edward. Handbook for Spiritual Warfare. Thomas Nelson, 2003.
Muto, Susan. Epiphany Manual on the Art and Discipline of Formation-in-Common. Epiphany Association, 2004.
Neary, Donal. Reconciliation Services. Dublin: Columbia Press, 2004.
Nelson, Harold R. Senior Spirituality: Awakening Your Spiritual Potential. Chalice Press, 2004.
Nelson, Timothy. Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church. New York University Press, 2005.
Norton, Robert. Soul Types: Decode Your Spiritual DNA to Create a Life of Authenticity, Joy & Peace. Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Nouwen, Henri. Heart of Henri Nouwen: His Words of Blessing, ed. Rebecca Laird. Crossroad, 2003.
Nuth, Joan M. God’s Lovers in an Age of Anxiety: The Medieval English Mystics. Orbis, 2001.
Ortberg, John. The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People. Zondervan, 2002.
Palmer, Parker. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Penrose, Mary E. Refeshing Water From Ancient Wells: The Wisdom of Women Mystics. Paulist, 2004.
Peterson, Eugene. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology. Eerdmans, 2005.
Penrose, Mary E., ed. Refreshing Water From Ancient Wells: The Wisdom of Women Mystics. Paulist, 2004.
Posterski, Donald C. Enemies With Smiling Faces: Defeating the Subtle Threats That Endanger Christians. IVP, 2004.
Purves, Andrew. Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition. Westminster John Knox, 2001.
Endean, Philip, ed. Karl Rahner: Spiritual Writings. Orbis, 2004.
Reiser, William E. Seeking God in All Things: Theology and Spiritual Direction. Liturgical Press, 2004.
Revere, John. Drawing Near: A Life of Intimacy With God. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Ritger, Kate E., ed. Prayer in All Things: A St. Benedict’s — St. John’s Prayer Book. Liturgical Press, 2004.
Rolheiser, Ronald. Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering A Felt Presence of God. Crossroad, 2004.
Sabatier, Paul. The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis, ed by Jon M. Sweeney. Araclete Press, 2003.
Sanborn, Hugh. Prophetic Call: Celebrating Community, Earth, Justice, and Peace. Chalice Press, 2004.
Sheldrake, Philip, ed. The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. WestminsterJohnKnox Press, 2005.
Silf, Margaret. Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality. Loyola Press, 1999.
Silver, Anne Winchell. Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction. Cowley Publications, 2003.
Sommerfeldt, John R. Bernard of Clarivaux on the Spirituality of Relationship. The Newman Press, 2004.
Spencer, F. Scott & Franklin Scott. What Did Jesus Do? Gospel Profiles of Jesus’ Pesonal Conduct. Trinity Press Int’l, 2003.
Stevens, R. Paul & Michael Green. Living the Story: Biblical Spirituality for Everyday Christians. William B. Eerdmans, 2003.
Stutzman, Rose Mary, ed. Soul Care: How to Plan and Guide Inspirational Retreats. Herald, 2003.
Sullivan, Joseph T. Carrying the Cross With Christ: Stations of the Cross For Every Day. Paulist, 2005.
Sweet, Leonard I. Jesus Drives Me Crazy: Lose Your Mind, Find Your Soul. Zondervan, 2003.
Talbot, John Michael. Come to the Quiet: Principles of Christian Meditation. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putman, 2004.
________. Way of the Mystics: Ancient Wisdom for Experiencing God Today. Jossey-Bass, 2005.
Taylor, Brian. Becoming Christ: Transformation Through Contemplation. Cowley Publications, 2002.
Teresa of Avila. Selections from the Interior Castle, ed. Emilie Griffin. HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.
Thomas, Gary L. Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God. Zondervan, 2000.
________. Not the End but the Road. NavPress, 2004.
Thrall, Bill, Bruce McNicol, John Lynch. TrueFaced: Trust God and Others with Who You Really Are. NavPress, 2003.
Van Kaam, Adrian & Susan Muto. Dynamics of Spiritual Direction. Epiphany Association, 2003.
Vaus, Will. Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis. IVP, 2004.
Walters, Kerry S. Merciful Meekness: Becoming a Spiritually Integrated Person. Paulist, 2004.
Ward, Benedicta, ed. Joy of Heaven: Springs of Christian Spirituality. SPCK, 2003.
White, James Emery. Embracing the Mysterious God. IVP, 2003.
Willard, Dallas and Don Simpson. Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ’s Pattern for Spiritual Formation. NavPress, 2005.
Williamson, Mariannce. Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life. HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.
Winters, Rita. Green Desert: A Silent Retreat. Crossroad, 2004.
Wolpert, Daniel. Creating a Life With God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Upper Room Books, 2003.
*Listing of a book in this bibliography does not constitute endorsement of the contents thereof.