As we begin our new series What Does Your Soul Long to Do, I am posting a second resource list. This one is on discernment. I have really enjoyed revisiting some of these books in the last few weeks and appreciate all who recommended books to add to the list. They are recommended by a diverse group of people and are from very diverse perspectives which I always think enriches and strengthens our faith. Some are about discernment for individuals, others about discernment in groups. If there are other suggestions of “must have” books on discernment there is still time to contribute. Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
Anderson, Hannah ; All That Is Good – The Lost Art of Discernment
Anderson, Keith; A Spirituality of Listening: Living What We Hear
Au , Wilkie and Noreen Cannon; The Discerning Heart: Exploring the Christian Path
Barton, Ruth Haley; Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups
Breathnach, Sarah Ban ; Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life
de Caussade, Jean-Pierre ; The Sacrament of the Present Moment
Dougherty, Rose Mary ; Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening ,
Farnham, Suzanne G. , Hull, Stephanie A. , McLean, R. Taylor ; Grounded in God, Revised Edition: Listening Hearts Discernment for Group Deliberations
_______________________ Listening Hearts: 20th Anniversary Edition – Discerning Call In Community
Fendall, Wood, and Bishop; Practicing Discernment Together: Finding God’s Way Forward in Decision Making
Freeman, Emily P. ; The Next Right Thing: A Simple Soulful Practice For Making Life Decisions
Funk, Mary Margaret, OSB; Discernment Matters: Listening with the Ear of the Heart;
Glick , Sally Weaver; In Tune with God: The Art of Congregational Discernment
Levoy, Gregg Michael ; Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
Liebert, Elizabeth ; The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making ,
Kelly, Thomas ; A Testament of Devotion
Morris, Danny E.; Discerning God’s Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church
Morgan, Robert ; The Red Sea Rules
Mueller, Joan. Faithful Listening: Discernment in Everyday Life.
____________________: Discernment – Reading the Signs of Daily Life
Palmer, Parker ; Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
__________________A Hidden Wholeness
Robb, Susan; Called: Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice
Smith, Gordon ; The Voice of Jesus: Prayer and the Witness of the Spirit
_________________ Listening to God in Times of Choice: The Art of Discerning God’s Will.
Tozer, A.W.; God Still Speaks, Are We Listening?
Townsend-Evans, Colleen ; Start Loving: The Miracle of Forgiveness
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