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Selected Books on Contemplative and Renewal Practices (classics)
Anonymous. The Cloud of Unknowing. William Johnston (Ed.).
Artress, Lauren. Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth. www.Veriditas.net.
Baldwin, Christina. One to One: Self-understanding through Journal-writing.
Bender, Sue. Everyday Sacred.
Breathnach, Sarah Ban. The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude.
Brother Roger of Taize. God is Love Alone.
Edwards, Tilden. Sabbath Time.
Fischer, Katherine. The Inner Rainbow: The Imagination in Christian Life.
Foster, Richard. Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home.
Jones, W. Paul. The Art of Spiritual Direction.
Keating, Thomas. Open Mind, Open Heart. Rockport MA: Element, 1986.
Muller, Wayne. Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in Our Busy Lives.
Mundy, Linus. The Complete Guide to Prayer-Walking.
Mundy, Linus. Slow-down Therapy. St Meinrad IN: Abbey Press, 1990. One of many good little books published at
Oman, Maggie. Prayers for Healing.
Oman-Shannon, Maggie. The Way We Pray. Berkely: Conari Press, 2001. Introduction to 50 prayer practices from around the world.
Mother Teresa. Meditations from A Simple Path.
Nouwen, Henri. Henri Nouwen: Arranged for Daily
Nouwen, Henri. With Open Hands.
Orsborn, Carol. The Art of Resilience.
Progroff, Ira. At a Journal Workshop.
Rohr, Richard. Discovering the Enneagram.
Rupp, Joyce. The Cup of Our Life. Notre Dame: Ave Maria, 1997.
Rupp, Joyce. Dear Heart, Come Home.
Rupp, Joyce. Fresh Bread. Notre Dame IN: Ave Maria Press, 1985. The first in a series of winners by Rupp.
Rupp, Joyce. Inviting God In: Scriptural Reflections and Prayers throughout the Year. Notre Dame IN: Ave Maria Press, 2001.
Rupp, Joyce. Out of the Ordinary. Notre Dame IN: Ave Maria Press, 2000. One of the most useful and beautiful books I own.
Smith, Carol Ann. Moment by Moment: A Retreat in Everyday Life. Notre Dame IN: Ave Maria Press, 2000. Do-it-yourself Ignatian Exercises.
Suchocki, Marjorie. In God’s Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer.
Wuellner, Flora. Enter by the Gate.
Wuellner, Flora. Feed My Shepherds: Spiritual Healing and Renewal for Those in Christian Leadership.
Wuellner, Flora. Forgiveness: The Passionate Journey: Nine Steps of Forgiving through Jesus’ Beatitudes.
Wuellner, Flora. Prayer and Our Bodies.Nashville: Upper Room, 1987.
Wuellner, Flora. Prayer, Fear and Our Powers.
Wuellner, Flora. Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds.
Wuellner, Flora. Release: Healing from Wounds of Family, Church, and Community.
Friends of Silence,
Journey into Freedom, www.journeyintofreedom.org
Renewal: The New Story Newsletter. Edited by Maggie Oman-Shannon, email@example.com
Spiritual Formation Center Newsletter (
Voices and Silences: The Newsletter of the Cal-Nev United Methodist Clergy-Diaconal Women in Ministry. Donna Fado-Ivery (ed.), firstname.lastname@example.org.