Books, Music & Movies, Links


Underlined books  are a “must read” for anyone.

  • Melody Beatty
    • Co-Dependent No More
  • Judith Bemis/Amr Barrada
    • Embracing the Fear: Learning How to Manage Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Claudia Black
    • It Will Never Happen to Me
  • Joan Borysenko, PhD
    • Minding the Mind, Mending the Body
  • John Bradshaw
    • Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing your Inner Child
  • Brene’ Brown
    • The Gifts of Imperfection
    • Daring Greatly
  • Frederick Buechner
    • Telling Secrets-A Memoir
    • A Room Called Remember
  • Dom Helder Camara
    • A Thousand Reasons for Living
  • Ian Cron
    • Chasing Francis
  • Marliee P Dunker
    • Days of Glory, Seasons of Night
  • Victor Frankl
    • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Doyle Gentry
    • Anger Free: Ten Steps to Managing Your Anger
  • Laurie Hall
    • An Affair of the Mind
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel
    • I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
  • Robert Hicks
    • Masculine Journey
      (Out of print but worth the search)
  • Barbara Johnson
    • Where Does a Mother Go to Resign?
  • Alan Jones
    • Exploring Spiritual Direction: An Essay on Christian Friendship
  • Ernest Kurtz/Katherine Ketcham
    • The Spirituality of Imperfection: Story Telling & The Search for Meaning
  • Nate Larkin
    • Samson Society and the Pirate Monks
  • Mike Lew
    • Victim No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
  • Brennan Manning
    • Abba’s Child
    • The Ragamuffin Gospel
    • Reflections for a Ragamuffin (Daily)
    • Ruthless Trust
  • Gerald May
    • Addiction and Grace
  • Brian McLaren
    • A Generous Orthodoxy
    • A New Kind of Christian
    • The Last Word…and the Word after That
  • Marsha Means
    • Living with your Husband’s Secret Wars
  • Wayne Muller
    • How Then, Shall We Live?  Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives
    • Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood
    • Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest
  • Joseph Nassal
    • Faith Walkers: Passages of Suffering and Hope
  • Mark Nepo
    • Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred
    • The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
    • The Exquisite Risk: Daring To Live An Authentic Life
  • Kent Nerburn
    • Letters to My Son:  A Father’s Wisdom on Manhood, Life & Love
  • Henri Nouwen
    • Can You Drink the Cup?
    • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
    • The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey through Anguish to Freedom
    • The Return of the Prodigal Son
    • The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey
    • The Wounded Healer
  • Eleanor Payson, MSW
    • The Wizard of Oz and other Narcissists
  • Michael Quoist
    • Prayers
  • Richard Rohr
    • Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality
    • Adam’s Return
    • Everything Belongs
    • Falling Upward
    • Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
    • What the Mystics Know: Seven Paths to Your Deeper Self
    • Breathing Underwater
    • Divine Dance
  • Lewis Smedes
    • How Can It Be All-Right When Everything Is All-Wrong?
  • Janis Abrahms Spring
    • After the Affair: Healing the Pain & Rebuilding Trust When a Partner has Been Unfaithful
  • Barbara Brown Taylor
    • An Altar in the World
    • Leaving Church
  • Macrina Wiederkehr
    • Season’s of Your Heart-Prayers and Reflections
    • A Tree Full of Angels-Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
    • Seven Sacred Pauses
  • Christian Wiman
    • My Bright Abyss
  • Janet Woititz
    • Children of Alcoholics
  • Philip Yancey
    • What’s So Amazing About Grace?
    • The Jesus I Never Knew
    • Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church

Reel Therapy via the movies


  • Beth Nielson Chapman – Sand and Water
  • Beth Nielson Chapman – Deeper Still


Daily Meditation Books

  • Listening to Your Life
    by Frederick Buechner
  • Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
    by Henri Nouwen
  • Reflections for Ragamuffins
    by Brennan Manning
  • My Utmost for His Highest
    by Oswald Chambers
  • Living the Message
    by Eugene Peterson (translator of The Message)
  • A Year with C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works
    by C. S. Lewis
  • Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts & Reflections
    By Madeleine L’ Engle
  • The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present in the Life You Have
    by Mark Nepo
  • On the Threshold of Transformation: Daily Meditations for Men
    by Richard Rohr
  • Jesus Calling
    by Sarah Young
  • The Spring within Us
    Richard Rohr