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Spiritual Reading

Recommended Books for Spiritual Reading 

“Secrets of the Interior Life” by Martinez, Sophia Institute Press (mostly practical and profound insights into living the life of theological faith - excellent)

“Divine Intimacy” – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdelene – Tan Books (meditations for every day of the year incorporating spiritual formation into the texts – extremely helpful.

“Holiness for Beginners” – van Zeller – Sophia (easy to understand principles of holiness)

“Inner Strength of Active Apostles” – Chautard (relationship of prayer and grace to apostolate) St Pius X’s bedside book.

“Abandonment to Divine Providence” – Caussade – Image books (all about trust in divine Providence)

“Ways of Mental Prayer” – Dehodey – Tan Books

“Difficulties in Mental Prayer” – Boylan –I don’t know who publishes this. The title is self-explanatory. A real gem

“The Practice of the Presence of God” – Br. Gabriel of the Resurrection – Institute of Carmelite Studies Press. (All about living your every moment aware of God’s presence. It’s a small, easy to read book and the content is quite simple to put into practice. It’s a classic.

“The Spirit of Penance – Path to God” – van Zeller – Sophia. All about sacrifice and its fruits. Quite practical and deep.

“I Believe in Love” – Jean du Couer de Jesus D’Elbée - Franciscan Herald Press.  A retreat on principles of the interior life. Based mostly on St. Therese of Lisieux. Solid.

“Prayer for Beginners”, Peter Kreeft

“Deep Prayer, Deep Conversion”, Thomas Dubay

“Prayer Primer”, Thomas Dubay

“Introduction to the Devout Life,” Francis de Sales

“Time for God,” Jacques Philippe

“Searching for and Maintaining Peace,” Jacques Philippe

“Return of the Prodigal Son,” Henri Nouwen

“Fathered by God,” John Eldredge

“The Fulfilment of All Desire,” Ralph Martin (a bit “heavier,” but it is a solid and complete

“Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat- Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius,” Fr Michael Gaitley