Resources for contemplative practice

February 19, 2014

Read the main article on a congregation's contemplative practices.

Centering Prayer
A Taste of Silence: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Centering Prayer, by Carl Arico
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, by Cynthia Bourgeault
Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form, by M. Basil Pennington
Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer, by Thomas Keating
Into the Silent Land, by Martin Laird
Journey to the Heart: Centering Prayer for Children, by Frank X. Jelenek
Open Mind, Open Heart, by Thomas Keating
The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God, by David Frenette

Lectio Divina
Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer, by David G. Benner
Lectio Divina: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures, by M. Basil Pennington
Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life, by James C. Wilhoit and Evan B. Howard

The Jesus Prayer
Prayer in the Cave of the Heart: The Universal Call to Contemplation, by Cyprian Consiglio
Prayer of the Heart, by George Maloney
The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer That Tunes the Heart to God, by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Contemplative Christianity
A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation, by Martin Laird
New Seeds of Contemplation, by Thomas Merton
The God Who Is Here: A Contemplative Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with God and the Church, by Peter Traben Haas
The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation, by Thomas Merton
The Heart of the World: An Introduction to Contemplative Christianity, by Thomas Keating
You Hold Us While We Grow, by Tim Cook

Spiritual Practices
The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church, by Diana Butler Bass
Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life, by Mary Margaret Funk