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Devotionals I Love

January 27, 2018

A new New Life member recently asked me for devotional recommendations, and I started a list. It was a fun list to make, and I'm sharing it here for anyone else who might be interested! Thanks, Claire! 

 

Devotionals I Love:

 

Sabbath by Wayne Muller - audio and book versions

I re-listen and re-read this often. A great series of reflections on making room for sabbath in modern life. 

https://www.amazon.com/Sabbath-Finding-Renewal-Delight-Lives/dp/0553380117/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516383398&sr=1-1&keywords=sabbath+by+wayne+muller

 

https://www.amazon.com/Sabbath-Restoring-Sacred-Rhythm-Delight/dp/B00005499H/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516383438&sr=1-1&keywords=sabbath+by+wayne+muller+audio

 

Praying with Teresa of Ávila by Rosemary Broughton, Companions for the Journey series

I like this so much I also plan to try others in this series. 

https://www.amazon.com/Praying-Teresa-Avila-Companions-Journey/dp/0884892492

 

The Healer’s Tree: A Bible-basd resource on ecology, peace & justice by Annie Heppenstall

From the Iona community - lovely. 

https://www.ionabooks.com/the-healer-s-tree.html

 

The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton

Excellent excerpts of the writings of the Desert Fathers

https://smile.amazon.com/Wisdom-Desert-New-Directions/dp/0811201023/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516383552&sr=1-1&keywords=the+wisdom+of+the+desert 

 

Meister Eckhardt, From Whom God Hid Nothing 

Eckhardt can be dense reading, and this introductory collection is really readable and helpful. 

https://smile.amazon.com/Meister-Eckhart-Whom-God-Nothing/dp/1590302796/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516383613&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Meister+elkhart+from+whom+God+hid+nothing

 

The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living by Stephanie Iachetta

This is read often at Centering Prayer gatherings and always hits home. 

http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/product/daily-reader-contemplative-living-paperback

 

Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen

Uses Jesus’ question and the eucharistic cup as a metaphor for the parts of the spiritual life. (There is also an audio version of this, but I have not read it.)

https://smile.amazon.com/Can-You-Drink-Henri-Nouwen/dp/1594710996/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1516384140&sr=8-21&keywords=henri+nouwen

 

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The classic of Bonhoeffer’s writings: how to live as a disciple of Jesus. A little scholarly - brilliant, more clearly written in some sections than others. 

https://smile.amazon.com/Cost-Discipleship-Dietrich-Bonhoeffer/dp/0684815001/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516384382&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cost+of+discipleship+by+dietrich+bonhoeffer