Academy #40 Required Reading
Reading assignments from faculty of Academy #40 held at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, CA. Books are added when received from faculty presenters. Please check back frequently for new book additions.
Session One: July 29 – August 3, 2018
Wilkie Au: Attentiveness to the Word
1. God’s Unconditional Love: Healing Our Shame, by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au (Paulist Press, 2016)
2. Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God, by Macrina Wiederkehr (Liturgical Press, 2011)
Roger Owens: Traditions of Christian Spirituality
1. We Drink from Our Own Wells, by Gustavo Gutierrez
2. Thirsty for God, by Bradley Holt
Session Two: October 28 – November 2, 2018
Marjorie Thompson: Spiritual Disciplines
Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life, by Marjorie J Thompson, (preferably the Newly Revised Edition, WJK Press 2014)
Invitation to the Journey, by Robert Mulholland
Rabbi David Horowitz: Hebrew Spirituality
God Was In This Place and I, i Did Not Know by Lawrence Kushner
The Message of the Psalms by Walter Bruggeman
Session Three: February 17-22, 2019
Sr. Kathleen Flood: Roman Catholic Spirituality
Simon Tugwell, Ways of Imperfection (Templegate Publishers, 1994) Link to publisher to order for $18.95 plus shipping: https://www.templegate.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=154&osCsid=fc21541433241b12596de1ef3896a98b
Mary T. Malone, Four Women Doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015)
Ruth Duck: Liturgy and Spirituality
Ruth Duck, Worship for the Whole People of God (Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky, 2013).
Eunjoo Mary Kim, Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2017)
Session Four: May 5-10, 2019
Fr. John Mefrige: Orthodox Spirituality
- Christopher Veniamin , The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (Printed book available at www.mountthabor.com)
- Igumen Chariton, The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology
Marilyn McEntyre: Spirituality and Embodiment
- Thomas Ryan ed, Reclaiming the Body in Christian Spirituality, (Paulist Press, 2004)
- Stephen Nachmanovitch , Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by (Putnam, 1991)
Sugggested by Marily McEntyre: Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out (UC Medical Humanities Press, 2013)
Suggested by Fr. John Mefrige: The Way of a Pilgrim: and The Pilgrim Continues His Way, R.M. French (translator)
Session Five: July 28 – August 2, 2019
Robert Benson: Prayer and the Art of Discernment
Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton
The Rule of St. Benedict
Leticia Guardiola-Saenz: New Testament Spirituality
Barton, Stephen C., The Spirituality of the Gospels. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005.
Matera, Frank J., The Spirituality of Saint Paul: A Call to Imitation. New York: Paulist Press, 2017.
Session Six: November 10-15, 2019
Amy Oden: Protestant Spirituality
Barbara Holmes, Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church. Fortress Press, 2017 (revised edition).
Gregory Clapper, As If the Heart Mattered: A Wesleyan Spirituality
Hy Le: Spirituality and Ways of Healing
David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the heart of prayer: An approach to life in fullness. (Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press, 1984).
Ronald Rolheiser. Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity. 2014.
Session Seven: February 16-21, 2020
Elaine Heath: Spiritual Leadership in Local Faith Communities
Elaine Heath, The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach (Revised and Updated 2nd Edition, 2017)
Peter Block, Community
Hee Soo Jung: Christian Spirituality in Global Context
Diana L. Eck, Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banares, Beacon Press, 1993
Philip Jenkins, The New Faces of Christianity, Oxford University Press, 2006
Session Eight: August 30 – September 4, 2020
Ray Buckley: Bearing Witness to the Reign of God in the World
Horse Sense for People, by Monty Roberts
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Father Gregory Boyle.
Additional Reading: Choteau Creek: S Sioux Reminiscence, by Joseph Iron Eyes Dudley
Luther Smith: Sustaining Our Life in Christ
Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth, by Walter Brueggemann (Fortress)
Intimacy and Missions, by Luther E Smith, Jr. (Wipf & Stock)
Additional Reading: Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman (Beacon Press)
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