Books & Words

Posts to Inspire (from this blog):


In-progress list of some of my favorite books and words. These aren’t just “books I’ve read” but rather books I come back to over and over again:

Spiritual Inspiration

  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Richard Rohr
  • Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
  • A Testament of Devotion, Thomas Kelly
  • Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne
  • 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, Jen Hatmaker
  • No Man is an Island, Thomas Merton
  • The God of Intimacy and Action: Reconnecting Ancient Spiritual Practices, Evangelism and Justice, Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling
  • God is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations, Desmond Tutu
  • Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, Richard Foster
  • Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
  • Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
  • The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible, Scot McKnight
  • Letters From A Skeptic, Greg Boyd and Edward Boyd
  • The Alchemist, Paolo Coelho
  • A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer


Wholeness and Healthy Living

  • Cooked, Michael Pollan
  • The Art of Simple Food, Alice Waters



  •  Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn


On My Need-to-Read List

  • Simplicity, Richard Rohr
  • Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, John O’Donahue
  • Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donahue
  • Bread and Wine, Shauna Niequist
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Myla Kabat-Zinn, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Seven Sacred Pauses, Macrina Wiederkehr
  • New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton
  • Love and Living, Thomas Merton


Podcast Episodes & Workshops Worth a Listen


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