Want To Do Some Listening Through Lent? — Check out some of these books. Updated for 2020

by Christine Sine
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For many of us, Lent is a season for listening — to God, to each other and to the world around us.

Here are some suggestions – from many different perspectives and understandings. Some are classics like Foster, Keating and Merton.

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,

Boss, Gayle: Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing,

Brenner, Juliet: Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer,

Buechner, Frederick: Listening to Your Life,

Cyzewski, Ed: Flee, Be Silent, Pray,

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,

Keating, Thomas: Invitation to Love,

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,

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,

Palmer, Parker: Let Your Life Speak,

_______________ A Hidden Wholeness,

Phillips, Susan: Candlelight: Illuminating The Art of Spiritual Direction,

Rohr, Richard: Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer,

Schade, Leah: For the Beauty of the Earth – A Lenten Devotional,

Valters Paintner, Christine: Lectio Divina: the Sacred Art,

_____________ The Soul’s Slow Ripening,

Virkler, Mark: How to Hear God’s Voice,

Wilson, Rod: How Do I Help a Hurting Friend.

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