Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Recommended Books for Spirituality and Spiritual Formation

CEJ: Series 3, Vol 5, No.1, 2008

Christian Education Journal Textbook Survey:
Spirituality and Spiritual Formation

Dr James C. Wilhoit, Area Editor of CEJ recommends the following books as textbooks for study at college and seminary level.
  1. Allen, Diogenes. 1997. Spiritual theology: The theoogy of yesterday for spiritual help today. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications.
  2. Bakke, Jannette A. 2000. Holy invitations: Exploring spiritual direction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
  3. Boa, Kenneth. 2001. Conformed to his image: Biblical and practical approaches to spiritual formation. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  4. Chan, Simon. 1998. Spiritual theology: A systemic study of the christian life. Downers Groove, IL: InterVarosty Press.
  5. Demarest, Bruce. 1999. Satisfy your soul: Restoring the heart of christian spirituality. Colorado springs, CO.: NavPress.
  6. Foster, Richard. 1989. Celebration of discipline: The path to spiritual growth. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
  7. Issler, Klaus. 2001. Wasting time with god: A christian spirituality of friendship with God. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  8. Lovelace, Richard F. 1979. Dynamics of spiritual life: An evangelical theology of renewal. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  9. Mulholland, M. Robert. 1993. Invitation to a journey: A road map for spiritual formation. Downers Grove, IL.: InterVarsity Press.
  10. Willard, Dallas. 1988. The spirit of the disciplines: Understanding how god changes lives. New York: HarperCollins Publisher.

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Anonymous alwyn said...

wah, i've only read 4,6 and a bit of 10.

i'd also recommend this one by Barry Cullen called 'Authentic Spirituality' or something. plus a few books from Philip Yancey.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi Alwyn,

I have not heard of Barry Cullen and cannot find the book on and Do you have more information of the book? I have read Authentic Faith by Gary Thomas.

These books are recommended as textbooks for college and seminary teaching. Philip Yancey writes good books but for a popular audience. I love Yancey's books and writing.

7:53 PM  

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