Academy #39 Required Reading

Session One: July 23-28, 2017

Wilkie Au: Attentiveness to the Word

God's Unconditional Love: Healing Our Shame, by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au (Paulist Press, 2016).
Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God, by Macrina Wiederkehr, Liturgical Press, 2011

Roger Owens: Traditions of Christian Spirituality

Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality, Second Edition, by Bradley P. Holt
We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People, 20th Anniversary Edition (2003), by Gustavo Gutierrez

Session Two: November 12-17, 2017

Rachel Barenblat:  Hebrew Spirituality

The Path of Blessing, by Rabbi Marcia Prager
Psalms of the Jewish liturgy: A Guide to Their Beauty, Power, and Meaning, by Miryam Glazer.(Out of Print- Kindle and a few used avail)

Marjorie Thompson:  Spiritual Disciplines

Soul Feast, by Marjorie Thompson (WJK Press, 2014) I recommend the 3rd Edition because it has a new chapter on Sabbath and an expanded final chapter on Rule of Life
A Spiritual Life: Perspectives from Poets, Prophets, and Preachers, Ed. Allan Hugh Cole, Jr. (WJK press, 2011)

Session 3: January 28 - February 2, 2018

Sr. Kathleen Flood: Roman Catholic Spirituality

Ways of Imperfection by Simon Tugwell. Can be purchased from publisher for $18.95 plus shipping here:
Four Women Doctors of The Church, by Mary E Malone (Orbis Books - August 17, 2017)

Don Saliers: Liturgy and Spirituality

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life, Henri Nouwen (Harper One, 2013)
Worship and Spirituality, by Don Saliers (OSL Publications, 1997)

Session 4:  April 22-27, 2018

Fr. John Mefrige: Orthodox Spirituality

The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: "Theosis" in Scripture and Tradition by Christopher Veniamin (Printed book available at
The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology by Igumen Chariton.

Additional recommended: The Way of a Pilgrim: and The Pilgrim Continues His Way, by R.M. French (translator)

Dan Wolpert & Debra Bell: Spirituality and Embodiment

Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine and Optimum Health, by Andrew Weil
The Chemistry of Calm, by Henry Emmons

Session 5:  August 12-17, 2018

Roberta Bondi: Prayer and the Art of Discernment

            Books to be announced soon

Leticia Guardiola-Saenz: New Testament Spirituality

The Spirituality of the Gospels by Stephen C. Barton, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005.
The Spirituality of Saint Paul: A Call to Imitation by Frank J. Matera, New York: Paulist Press, 2017.

Session 6:  October 28 - November 2, 2018

Amy Oden: Protestant Spirituality

Books to be announced soon.

Grace Imathiu: Spirituality and Ways of Healing

Books to be announced soon

Session 7:  February 17-o22, 2019

Luther Smith: Spiritual Leadership in Local Faith Communities

Books to be announced soon.

Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi: Christian Spirituality in theh Global Context

Books to be announced soon

Session 8:  May 5-10, 2019

Kathryn Damiano: Sustaining  Our Life in Christ

Books to be announced soon.

Ray Buckley: Bearing Witness to the Reign of God in the World

Books to be announced soon