Academy #41 Required Reading

Session One: August 27 - September 1, 2018

Roger Owens: Attentiveness to the Word

1. A Tree Full of Angels, Macrina Wiederker
2. Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson

Loyd Allen:  Traditions of Christian Spirituality

1. Thirsty for God, by Bradley Holt - August 2017 edition
2. Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church, by Gabriel O'Donnell and Robin Maas

Session Two: November 12-17, 2018

Rabbi Chava Bahle:  Hebrew Spirituality

1. Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
2. Psalms of the Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Their Beauty, Power and Meaning,
Miriyam Glazer (limited print copies - available to Kindle or Nook. May select alternative suggested book below)

Alternative Suggested by Chava: The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary,
Robert Alter

Sr. Dawn Mills:  Spiritual Disciplines

1. Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
2. Tools Matter, Margaret Funk


Additional: Recommended by Chava Bahle:

Session Three: February 4-9, 2019

Melanie Ross:  Liturgy & Spirituality

1. Radical Discipleship: A Liturgical Politics of the Gospel, Jennifer McBride
2. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, James K.A. Smith

Luke Timothy Johnson:  New Testament Spirituality

1. Faith’s freedom: A Classic spirituality for Contemporary Christians, Luke T.
2. Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel, Luke T. Johnson

Session Four: May 13-18, 2019

Sr. Kathleen Flood:  Roman Catholic Spirituality

1. Ways of Imperfection, Simon Tugwell
2. Four Women Doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena,
Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux,
Mary T. Malone

Luther Smith:  Spirituality and Embodiment

1. Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life, Philip Simmons
2. The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community
Security is Threatened
, Carolyn Yoder