Spiritual Life Library

 

Books on...

 

 

Calling|Culture|Dating|Doubt|Fiction|Grief|Habits|Leadership| Missions|Prayer|Relationships|Social Justice|Spiritual Disciplines|Spiritual Formation|Spiritual Journey|Theology

 

 

...Calling

 

Benner, David. The Gift of Being Yourself

Lake, Kyle. Understanding God's Will

Palmer, Parker. The Active Life

Scholes, Jeffrey. Vocation and the Politics of Work

Sherman, Amy. Kingdom Calling

Willard, Dallas. Hearing God

 

...Culture

Caputo, John. What Would Jesus Deconstruct

Clark, Terry. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture

Dark, David. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

Dark, David. The Gospel According to America

Decker, Kevin. Star Wars and Philosophy

Hipps, Shane. Flickering Pixels

Hipps, Shane. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture

Irwin, William. The Matrix and Philosophy

Koepsell, David. Breaking Bad and Philosophy

Lewis, Courtland. Doctor Who and Philosophy

McAvan, Emily. The Postmodern Sacred

McKnight, Scot. Church in the Present Tense

Prother, Stephen. Religious Literacy

Santana, Richard. Religion and Popular Culture

Tickle, Phyllis. The Great Emergence

Yuen, Wayne. The Walking Dead and Philosophy

 

...Dating

Barton, Ruth Haley. Equal to the Task: Men & Women in Partnership

Bell, Rob. Sex God

Cloud, Henry. Boundaries in Dating

Freitas, Donna. Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America's College Campuses

Weathersbee, Byron and Carla. Before Forever How do you know that you know

Winner, Lauren. Real Sex

 

...Doubt

Boyd, Gregory. Letters From a Skeptic

Ortberg, John. Faith and Doubt

Soelle, Dorothee. Theology For Skeptics

 

...Fiction

Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible

Young, William Paul. The Shack

 

..Grief

Boyd, Greg. Is God to Blame?

Claypool, John. Tracks of a Fellow Struggler

Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed

MacDonald, Gordon. Rebuilding Your Broken World

McCartney, Dan. Why Does it have to Hurt?

Nouwen, Henri. Turn my Mourning into Dancing

VanDuivendyk, Tim. The Unwanted Gift of Grief

Yancey, Philip. Where is God when it hurts

 

...Habits

Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Brandt, Gareth. Under Construction: Reframing Men's Spirituality

Ferguson, Sinclair. A Heart for God

Rohr, Richard. Breathing Under Water

 

...Leadership

Blanchard, Ken. Lead Like Jesus

Boren, M. Scott. Missional Small Groups

Goulston, Mark. Just Listen

Nouwen, Henri. In the Name of Jesus

 

...Missions

Boyd, Greg. Letters from a Skeptic

Jones, W. Paul. An Eclectic Almanac for the Faithful

Kinnaman, David. unChristian: What a New Generation Really Things about Christianity… and Why it Matters

McLaren, Brian. A New Kind of Christian

McLaren, Brian. Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense

McLaren, Brian. More Ready Than you Realize

Mehta, Hemant. I Sold my Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes

Olson, Roger. Questions to All your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith

Stedman, Chris. Faithiest

Wright, N.T. Simply Christian

 

...Prayer

Boyd, Greg. Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now

Brother Lawrence Practicing His Presences

Campolo, Tony. The God of Intimacy and Action: Reconnecting Ancient Spiritual Practices, Evangelism and Justice

Claiborne, Shane. Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

Foster, Richard. Prayer

Lake, Kyle. (Re)Understanding Prayer

MacBeth, Sybil. Praying In Color

Rohr, Richard. Everything Belongs

Rohr, Richard. The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See

Rohr, Richard. Simplicity

 

...Relationships

Forward, Susan. Emotional Blackmail

MacDonald, Gordon. Ordering your private world

Marin, Andrew. Love is an Orientation

Nouwen, Henri. Intimacy

 

...Social Justice

Beckmann, David. Exodus from Hunger

Bell, Rob. Jesus Wants to Save the Christians

Boyd, Greg. The Myth of a Christian Nation

Campolo, Tony. Red Letter Christians

Claiborne, Shane. The Irresistible Revolution

Claiborne, Shane. Follow me to Freedom

Claiborne, Shane. Jesus for President

Clawson, Julie. Everyday Justice

Gutierrez, Gustavo. A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation

Jones, W. Paul. Worlds Within a Congregation

McLaren, Brian. Everything Must Change

Sider, Ronald. Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity

Sleeth, J. Matthew. Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action

Stringfellow, William. An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited

Yankoski, Mike and Danae. A practical guide to social justice: Zealous Love

 

...Spiritual Disciplines

Bernard, Jack. How to Become a Saint: A Beginners Guide

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. The Cost of Discipleship

Brueggemann, Walter. Truth Speaks to Power

Brueggemann, Walter. Sabbath as Resistance: Saying 'No' to the Culture of Now

Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us

Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline

Foster, Richard. The Challenge of the Disciplined Life

Foster, Richard. Freedom of Simplicity

Tome, Brian. Welcome to the Revolution: A field guide for new believers

Jones, W. Paul. Facets of Faith

Jones, W. Paul. Trumpet at Full Moon

McKnight, Scott. Fasting

Merton, Thomas. Contemplative Prayer

Peterson, Eugene. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Rohr, Richard. Enneagram: A Christian Perspective

Smith, James Bryan. The good and beautiful community

Smith, James Bryan. The Kingdom and the Cross

Stringfellow, William. Free in Obedience

Stringfellow, William. A Private and Public Faith

Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World

Willard, Dallas. The Great Omission

Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy

Willard, Dallas. Hearing God

Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines

White, Susan. The Spirit of Worship

 

...Spiritual Formation

Allender, Dan. Sabbath

Barton, Ruth Haley. Sacred Rhythms: Arranging our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Bell, Rob. Drops Like Stars: A few thoughts on creativity and suffering

Bell, Rob. What We Talk About When We Talk About God

Ford, Leighton. The Attentive Life

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity

McHugh, Adam. Introverts in the church

McKnight, Scot. The Jesus Creed

McLaren, Brian. Finding our way again

Mulholland, Jr., M. Robert. The Deeper Journey

Mulholland, Jr., M. Robert. Invitation to a Journey

Sheldrake, Philip. Spirituality: A Brief History

Scandrette, Mark. Practicing the Way of Jesus

Underhill, Evelyn. Practical Mysticism

Underhill, Evelyn. Concerning the Inner Life with the House of the Soul

 

 

...Spiritual Journey

Bell, Rob. Velvet Elvis

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together

Buechner, Frederick. Secrets in the Dark

Buechner, Frederick. Telling Secrets

Evans, Rachel. A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Evans, Rachel. Searching for Sunday

Evans, Rachel. Evolving in Monkey Town

Flew, Anthony. There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed his Mind

Jones, W. Paul. The Art of Spiritual Direction

Isaacs, Susan. Angry Conversations with God

King Jr., Martin Luther. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lamott, Anne. Traveling Mercies

Manning, Brennan. Ragamuffin Gospel

McLaren, Brian. Adventures in missing the point

McLaren, Brian. A New Kind of Christian

McLaren, Brian. Generous Orthodoxy

McLaren, Brian. Finding Faith: A Search for What is Real

Miller, Donald. Searching for God knows what

Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz

Miller, Donald. A Million Miles in a thousand years

Stockman, Steve. Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2

Winner, Lauren. Girl meets God

Winner, Lauren. Still

Yaconelli, Michael. Messy Spirituality

 

...Theology

Beck, Richard. Unclean

Bell, Rob. Love Wins

Berger, Peter. The Heretical Imperative

Chan, Francis. Erasing Hell

Chesterton, G.K. Orthodoxy

Crockett, Gundry. Four views on Hell

Horton, Michael. For Calvinism

Jones, W. Paul. Theological Words

Jordan, Clarence. Essential Writings

Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God

Lewis, C.S. The Great Divorce

McKnight, Scot. King Jesus Gospel

Olson, Roger. Against Calvinism

Pinnock, Clark. A wideness in God's mercy

Rollins, Peter. The Fidelity of Betrayal

Rollins, Peter. Insurrection

Rollins, Peter. How (not) to speak of God

Sheldrake, Philip. Explorations in Spirituality

Stringfellow, William. The Politics of Spirituality

Wright, N.T. Surprised by Hope

Wright, N.T. Justification