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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Some Spiritual Books Worth Reading

Today I will list a few and then talk about them in my blogs during the next week or more. Many have told me that this is helpful for them and so I have been buying and using some of the best books out in 2011 and I am happy to post them here for you.

New Spiritual Books: (These are not in any special order, but I hope to say a word about each starting next week.) You will note that not all the books were published in 2011, but they are new books to me, even if Merton's book was sitting on my shelf until my retreat director mentioned it!

Delio,Ilia. The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe. Orbis, 2011.

Coutinho, Paul, S.J. An Ignatian Pathway: Experiencing The Mystical Dimension of The Spiritual Exercises. Loyola Press, 2011.

Fagin, Gerald M., S.J. Putting on the Heart of Christ: How the Spiritual Exercises Invite Us to a Virtuous Life. Loyola Press, 2010.

Ford, Michael. Spiritual Masters For All Seasons. Hidden Spring, 2009.

Rolheiser, Ronald. Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist. Doubleday, 2011.

Merton, Thomas: A Book of Hours. Edited by Kathleen Deignan. Sorin, 2007.

Frykholm, Amy. A Contemplative Biography: Julian of Norwich. Paraclete, 2010.

Barry, William A. Changed Heart, Changed World: The Transforming Freedom of Friendship with God. Loyola Press, 2011.

Savary, Louis M. The New Spiritual Exercises in the Spirit of Teilhard de Chardin. Paulist Press, 2010.

Chittister, Joan. The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life. Bluebridge, 2011.

Ratsinger, Joseph. Pope Benedict XVI. Jesus of Nazareth: Part Two. From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Ignatius Press, 2011.

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