One-Page Bibliography of Required and Recommended Books, revised spring 2017
Certificate in Christian Formation & Spiritual Direction
Christian Formation & Direction Ministries, Nevada [CFDM-Nevada]
(*required reading; **highly recommended reading)
**Bakke, Jeannette. Holy Invitations—Exploring Spiritual Direction. Baker Books, 2000.
*Barry, William and William Connolly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction. Harper Collins, 1997.
**Barry, William. With an Everlasting Love—Developing an Intimate Relationship with God. Paulist Press, 1999.
**Barton, Ruth. Sacred Rhythms—Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation. IVPress, 2006.
**Barton, Ruth. Invitation to Solitude and Silence. IVPress, 2010.
**Benner, David G. Sacred Companions—The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction. IVPress, 2002.
*Benner, David G. The Gift of Being Yourself. IVPress, 2004.
*Bourgeault, Cynthia. Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening. Cowley Publications, 2004.
**Bourgeault, Cynthia. The Wisdom Jesus. Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2008
*Bumpus, Mary Rose and Rebeca Langer. Supervision of Spiritual Directors. Morehouse publishers, 2005.
*Conroy, Maureen. Looking into the Well—Supervision of Spiritual Directors. Loyola Press, 1995
**Conroy, Maureen. The Discerning Heart—Discovering a Personal God. Loyola Press, 1993.
**Daniels, David & Virginia Price. The Essential Enneagram. HarperSanFran, 2000.
**Dougherty, Rose Mary. Group Spiritual Direction. Paulist Press, 1995.
**Fleming, David L. Draw Me Into Your Friendship—The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Inst of Jesuit Sources, ‘96
*Foster, Richard J. Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1992.
**Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.
*Funk, Mary Margaret. Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life. New York: Continuum, 2005.
*Guenther, Margaret. Holy Listening. Cowley Publications, l992.
*Hagberg, Janet & Robert Guelich. The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith, 2nd Edition. Sheffield Publishing, 2005
**Howatch, Susan. Glittering Images. New York: Fawcett Crest, l987. [and additional novels in the
Starbridge Church of England Series, especially Absolute Truths]
**Keating, Thomas. Open Mind, Open Heart—The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel. Continuum Press, 1992.
**Kidd, Sue Monk. When the Heart Waits—Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions. 1990
**Laird, Martin. Into The Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation. Oxford Press, 2006.
**May, Gerald G. Care of Mind Care of Spirit: Psychiatric Dimensions of Spiritual Direction. Harper, l982.
**Meninger, William. The Loving Search for God—Contemplative Prayer and The Cloud of Unknowing
**Merton, Thomas. Opening the Bible. The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN. 1970.
*Mulholland, Robert M. Invitation to a Journey. InterVarsity Press, 1993.
**Mulholland, Robert M. Shaped by the Word—The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation. Upper Room, 1985.
*Nouwen, Henri. The Return of the Prodigal Son. Image Books, Doubleday, 1994.
**Nouwen, Henri & Nomura, Yushi. Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers. Orbis Books, 2001.
*Nouwen, Henri, Discernment [Ed by Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird]. HarperCollines, 2013.
**Peterson, Eugene. The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction. Eerdmans, ‘93.
*Phillips, Susan. Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction. Morehouse Publishers, 2008.
**Riso, Don & Russ Hudson. Personality Types, revised. Houghton Mifflin—New York, 1996.
**Ruffing, Janet. To Tell the Sacred Tale: Spiritual Direction and Narrative. Paulist Press, 2011.
**Rohr, Richard. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Jossey-Bass; Wiley Imprint. 2011.
**Silf, Margaret. Inner Compass—An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality. Loyola Press, l999.
*Thompson, Curt. Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices
That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships. Tyndale, 2010
*Vancil, Marilyn. Self to Lose, Self to Find—A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types. Redemption Press, 2016
**Willard, Dallas. In Search of Guidance. HarperSanFrancisco, Zondervan, 1993.
*Historical traditions, classic spiritual literature, historical figures:
[Read at least one of the following books each of the two years—Foster, Holt, King, Maas, or Sheldrake—or a similar
book, to begin to identify classic spiritual literature and historical figures towards the end of finding 1-2 “historical
mentors” with whom you can identify, then read 1-2 of the “classics” as part of your reading requirement in year 2].
**Foster, Richard J. Streams of Living Water—Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith. Harper, 1998.
**Holt, Bradley. Thirsty for God—A Brief History of Christian Spirituality. Augsburg, 1993.
**King, Ursula. Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies Throughout the Ages. Paulist Press: Hidden Spring, 2001.
**Maas, Robin, etc. Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church. Abingdon Press, 1990.
**Sheldrake, Philip. A Brief History of Spirituality. Blackwell Publishing, 2007.