Recommended Resources

c218951f-8c72-4c9f-b60f-d98af146502fSpiritual Formation in Ministry
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton
The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
Mansions of the Heart: Exploring the Seven Stages of Spiritual Growth by R. Thomas Ashbrook
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero
Forming the Leader’s Soul: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction by Morris Dirks
The Leader’s Journey: Answering the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation by Jim Herrington, Robert Creech, Trisha L. Taylor

Spiritual Disciplines
Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton
Invitation to a Journey by M. Robert Mulholland
Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen
The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas
Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World by Richard Foster
Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer by David G. Benner
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly by Marva Dawn
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life by Matthew Sleeth
Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence by Ruth Haley Barton

Spiritual Direction
The Practice of Spiritual Direction by William A. Barry & William J. Connolly
Sacred Companions by David G. Benner
Spiritual Mentoring by Keith R. Anderson & Randy D. Reese
The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner
Spiritual Direction: Beyond Beginnings by Janet K. Ruffing
Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction by Margaret Guenther
Seeking Spiritual Direction by Thomas Dubay

Other Great Reads
Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith by Richard Foster
The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry Sittser
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist