Formation Resources

The following is a brief list of resources to further enrich your spiritual life…

(1) Big-Picture Overviews

a. L. Cunningham & K Egan, ‘Christian Spirituality’

b. Matthew Fox, ‘Original Blessing’

c. Richard Rohr, ‘A Spring Within Us:

(2) Further Reading in the Spiritual Life

a. Ruth Haley Barton, ‘Sacred Rhythms’

b. Joan Chittister, ‘Following the Path’

c. Steve Harper, ‘Life in Christ’

d. E. Stanley Jones, ‘Growing Spirituality’

e. Sue Monk Kidd, ‘First Light’

f. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘Strength to Love’

g. Thomas Merton, ‘New Seeds of Contemplation’

h. Barbara Brown Taylor, ‘Learning to Walk in the Dark’

i. Howard Thurman, ‘Jesusvand the Disinherited’

j. Evelyn Underhill, ‘The Spiritual Life’

(3) Spiritual Practices

a. Michael Casey, ‘Sacred Reading’

b. Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

c. Steve Harper, ‘Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition’

d. Philip Yancey, ‘Prayer’

(4) Daily Readings

a. Jeff Blake, ‘A Year on Grace Street’

b. Frederick Buechner, ‘Listening to Your Life’

c. Oswald Chambers, ‘My Utmost for His Highest’

d. E. Stanley Jones, ‘Abundant Living’

e. Madeleine L’Engle, ‘Glimpses of Grace’

f. Henri Nouwen, ‘You are the Beloved’

g. Eugene Peterson, ‘Living the Message’

h. Oscar Romero, ‘Through the Year With Oscar Romero’

(5) Spiritual Formation Ministries

a. Apprentice Institute

b. Center for Action and Contemplation

c. Center for Christogenesis

d. Center for Open and Relational Theology

e. Contemplative Outreach

f. The Epiphany Association

f. The Dallas Willard Institute

f. Pace e Bene

e. Renovaré

f. Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation

(6) Other Resources
a. A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People (Upper Room Books). Three others in this excellent series.
b. Devotional Classics Workbook (Renovaré)
c. Spiritual Classics Workbook (Renovaré)
d. The Life With God Bible (Renovaré)
e. The Message Devotional Bible (formative notes written by Eugene Peterson to accompany his translation)
f. The Wesley Study Bible (study & formative notes, available in the Common English Bible and New Revised Standard Version editions)