Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lost in a Good Book: Spirituality and spiritual development

As Lent draws to a close, the palm branches are readied for the children's processional and the clergy feel like life's moving at double time (an occupational hazard during the high liturgical season), a few recently published books to consider for spiritual growth now and throughout the year:

Brueggemann, Walter. Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2014).

Chittister, Joan. For Everything a Season. (Orbis, 2013).

de Waal, Esther. The Way of Simplicity, The Traditions of Christian Spirituality. (Orbis, 1998).

Guenther, Margaret. At Home in the World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us. (Seabury Books, 2006).

Hinson, E. Glenn. Baptist Spirituality: A Call for Renewed Attentiveness to God. (Nurturing Faith, 2013).

Isenhower, Valerie K. and Judith A. Todd. Living into the Answers: A Workbook for Personal Spiritual Discernment. (Upper Room, 2008).

Lane, Belden. The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality. (Oxford University Press, 1998).

MacCullouch, Diarmaid. Silence: A Christian History. (Viking, 2013).

Maitland, Sara. A Book of Silence. (Counterpoint, 2010).

Marshall, Molly T. What It Means to Be Human: Made in the Image of God. (Smyth & Helwys, 1995).

Taylor, Barbara Brown. Learning to Walk in the Dark. (HarperOne, 2014).

Thompson, Marjorie. Soul Feast: An Invitation to Christian Spiritual Life. (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2005).

Williams, Rowan. Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another. (New Seeds, 2007).

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