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The Kerith

We keep these books stocked in our retreat library because they are among our favorite go-to resources for spiritual formation, devotional reading, and following Jesus in everyday life.

We encourage anyone desiring to grow deeper in their faith to grow in knowledge and wisdom.  These books can be an important component in that process, along with regular in-person involvement in a local church community -- worship services, small groups, serving, outreach.  The New Testament is clear that community -- even with its difficulties -- is integral to the Christian faith.

Spiritual Formation

Ruth Haley Barton:  Invitation to Retreat:  The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God

Ruth Haley Barton:  Sacred Rhythms:  Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Tim Keller:  The Prodigal God:  Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

Dallas Willard:  Hearing God:  Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

Dallas Willard:  The Spirit of the Disciplines:  Understanding How God Changes Lives

Richard Foster:  Celebration of Discipline:  The Path to Spiritual Growth

Richard Foster:  Sanctuary of the Soul:  Journey into Meditative Prayer
Robert Mulholland:  Invitation to a Journey:  A Roadmap for Spiritual Formation

Robert Mulholland:  Shaped by the Word:  The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Transformation

James Bryan Smith:  The Good and Beautiful God

James Bryan Smith:  The Good and Beautiful Life:  Putting on the Character of Christ

Henry Blackaby:  Experiencing God:  Knowing and Doing the Will of God

Pete Scazzero:  Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

A. W. Tozer:  The Pursuit of God


Henri Nouwen:  The Way of the Heart:  Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence

Henri Nouwen:  The Return of the Prodigal Son:  A Story of Homecoming

Brennan Manning:  Abba's Child:  The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Tim Keller:  The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness:  The Path to True Christian Joy

Rich Villodas:  The Deeply Formed Life:  Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus

David Benner:  Sacred Companions:  The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction

Adele Calhoun:  Spiritual Disciplines Handbook:  Practices that Transform Us

Mark Thibodeaux:  Reimagining the Ignatian Examen:  Fresh Ways to Pray from Your Day

Larry Warner:  Journey with Jesus:  Discovering the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

David Olshine:  The Mystery of Silence:  Making Sense of Life When God Seems Absent

Tamara Murphy:  The Spacious Path:  Practicing the Restful Way of Jesus in a Fragmented World

Thomas Merton:  No Man is an Island

Francis de Sales:  Introduction to the Devout Life

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