June is a month for listening. That will be our Godspace theme for the next month. How do we listen and what do we listen to? In preparation for this, a couple of months ago we asked our Godspace contributors what their favourite books on listening were. The follow is a list our suggestions – from many different perspectives and understandings. Enjoy and make sure you listen well!
Anderson, Keith: A Spirituality of Listening: Living What We Hear,
Baab, Lynne: The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry,
Bill, J. Brent: Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality,
Brenner, Juliet: Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer,
Buechner , Frederick: Listening to Your Life,
de Caussade, Jean-Pierre: The Sacrament of the Present Moment,
Deere, Jack: Surprised by the Voice of God,
Goll, James W.: The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence,
Guenther, Margaret: Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction,
Fr. Gabriel: Divine Intimacy
Foster: Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home,
_____________ Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer
Hart, Thomas: The Art of Christian Listening,
Hipps, Shane: Flickering Pixels,
Huggett, Joyce: The Joy of Listening to God,
Iyer, Pico: Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going NoWhere,
Kelly, Thomas, A Testament of Devotion
Kidd, Sue Monk: When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions,
Long, Anne: Listening
Loring, Patricia: Listening Spirituality
Merton: Thoughts in Solitude,
_____________ Contemplative Prayer,
_____________ Dialogues with Silence.
Miller, James E.: The Art of Listening in a Healing Way,
____________The Art of Being a Healing Presence,
Nepo, Mark: Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred
Newell, J. Phillip: Listening for the Heartbeat of God,
Nouwen, Henri: The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Wisdom, Prayer and Silence,
_____________ Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life,
Palmer, Parker: Let Your Life Speak,
_______________ A Hidden Wholeness,
Peel, Donald: The Ministry of Listening,
Phillips, Susan: Candlelight: Illuminating The Art of Spiritual Direction,
____________The Cultivated Life.
Rohr, Richard: Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer,
Valters Paintner, Christine: Lectio Divina: the Sacred Art.
Virkler, Mark: How to Hear God’s Voice,
Wilson, Rob: How Do I Help a Hurting Friend.