book reflections, personal

Reading List

Spiritual Memoirs:
  1. Augustine’s Confessions
  2. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint
  3. Frederick Buechner’s Now And Then: A Memoir of Vocation
  4. Rachel Held Evans’ Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
  5. Susan Isaacs’ Angry Conversations With God: A Snarky But Authentic Spiritual Memoir
  6. Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
  7. Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain
  8. Sara Miles’ Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion
  9. Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
  10. Shauna Niequist’s Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life
  11. Kathleen Norris’ The Cloister Walk
  12. Henri Nouwen’s The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery 
  13. Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
  14. Phyllis Tickle’s The Shaping of a Life: A Spiritual Landscape
  15. Matthew Paul Turner’s Churched: One Kid’s Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess
  16. Lauren Winner’s Girl Meets God: A Memoir
  17. Preston Yancey’s Tables In the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again
  18. Addie Zierman’s When We Were On Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Fire, Tangled Love, and Starting Over

(Current completion rate: 50%)

On Prayer:

  1. Anthony Bloom’s Beginning to Pray
  2. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible
  3. Richard Foster’s Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home
  4. Bill Hybels’ Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be with God
  5. Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God
  6. C.S. Lewis’ Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
  7. Paul Miller’s A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World
  8. John Shelby Spong’s Honest Prayer
  9. Evelyn Underhill’s Essential Writings
  10. Hans Urs Von Balthasar’s Prayer

(Current completion rate: 30%)

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