Book List On Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

  1. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ (Dallas Willard)
  2. Divine Conspiracy (Dallas Willard)
  3. The Apprentice Series (James Bryan Smith)
    •  The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in love with the God Jesus knows
    •  The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ
    •  The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love
  4. Spiritual Theology (Simon Chan)
  5. Sacred Rhythms: arranging out lives for spiritual transformation (Ruth Haley Barton)
  6. Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation (M. Robert Mulholland)
  7. The Deeper Journey – The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self (M. Robert Mulholland)
  8. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society (Eugene Peterson)
  9. Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity (Eugene Peterson)
  10. Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology (Eugene Peterson)
  11. The Jesus Way (Eugene Peterson)
  12. Subversive Spirituality (Eugene Peterson)
  13. Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth about Yourself (Goggin & Strobel)
  14. Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality (Bruce Demarest)
  15. Seasons of the soul: The stages of Spiritual Development (Bruce Demarest)
  16. The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith (Hagberg & Guelich)
  17. Surrender to love: Discovering the Heart of Christin Spirituality (David Benner)
  18. The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (David Benner)
  19. True Prayer: an invitation to Christian spirituality (Kenneth Leech)
  20. The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  21. True Spirituality (Francis Schaeffer)
  22. The Imitation of Christ (Thomas Kempis)
  23. Life of the Beloved (Henri Nouwen)
  24. The Pursuit of God (AW Tozer)
  25. The Return of the Prodigal Son (Henri Nouwen)
  26. The Wounded Healer (Henri Nouwen)
  27. The Inner Voice of Love (Henri Nouwen)
  28. Making All Things New (Henri Nouwen)
  29. Opening to God: A Guide to Prayer (Thomas H. Green)
  30. Signature Signs: Taming our Wayward Heart (Michael Mangis)
  31. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life (Parker Palmer)
  32. The Race (Robert Solomon)
  33. To Know as We are Known (Parker Palmer)  
  34. Love Beyond Reason (John Ortberg)
  35. Hinds’ Feet on High Places (Hannah Hurnard)


Spiritual Disciplines

  1. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us (Adele Ahlberg Calhoun)
  2. Celebration of Disciplines: The Path to Spiritual Growth (Richard Foster)
  3. The Spirit of the Disciplines – Understanding How God Changes Lives (Dallas Willard)
  4. Prayer (Philip Yancy)
  5. Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home (Richard Foster)
  6. Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life (Wilhoit & Howard)
  7. Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (Eugene Peterson)
  8. Invitation to Silence and Solitude: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence (Ruth Haley Barton)
  9. The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom and Silence (Henri Nouwen)
  10. Spiritual Classics – Selected Readings on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines (Richard Foster & Emilie Griffin)
  11. The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People (John Ortberg)


Spiritual Direction & Companionship

  1. The Practice of Spiritual Direction (Barry and Connolly)
  2. Sacred Companions (David Benner)
  3. Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction (Ruth Guenther)
  4. The Art of Spiritual Direction (Paul Jones)
  5. Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director (Bruce Demarest)
  6. Trustworthy Connections (Silver)
  7. Spiritual Direction: A Guide to Giving and Receiving Direction (Gordon T. Smith)
  8. Spiritual Companioning: A Guide to Protestant Theology and Practice (Richard Osmer)
  9. Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction (Alice Fryling)
  10. Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment (Rose Mary Dougherty)


Traditions of Spirituality

  1. Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of the Christian Faith (Richard Foster)
  2. Water from a Deep Well: Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries (Gerald L. Sittser)
  3. Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups (Foster and Smith)



  1. Wilderness Time: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat (Emilie Griffin)
  2. Resting Place: A Personal Guide to Spiritual Retreats (Jane Rubieta)
  3. On Holiday with God: Making your own retreat (Sue Pickering)
  4. Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God (Ruth Haley Barton)


Discernment & Vocation

  1. Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential (Gordon T. Smith)
  2. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (Parker Palmer)
  3. Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups (Ruth Haley Barton)
  4. Desiring God’s will: Aligning our Hearts with the Heart of God (David Benner)
  5. Listening to God in Times of Choice: The Art of Discerning God’s Will (Gordon T. Smith)
  6. Weeds among the wheat: Discernment: where prayer and action meet (Thomas Green)



  1. Strengthening the soul of your leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry (Ruth Haley Barton)
  2. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections of Christian Leadership (Henri Nouwen)
  3. Watch Your Walk: Ministering from a Heart of Integrity (Richard Baxter)


Family life

  1. Sacred Marriage (Gary Thomas)
  2. Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls (Gary Thomas)


Youth Ministry

  1. Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry (Mark Yaconelli)
  2. Presence-Centred Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual Formation (Mike King)