Revised and Updated Edition

Richard Rohr

Crossroad Publishing, 2003

With his deep understanding of the contemplative prayer life, Rohr offers his wisdom on what he calls the nakedness of being prayerfully present.

Cynthia Bourgeault

New Seeds, 2006

Contemplative priest Bourgeault leads her readers into the ancient practice of chanting psalmody and the beauty of the results for spiritual awakening and healing.

Thomas Keating

Continuum, 2006

The bestselling classic guide on contemplative prayer celebrates its 20th year of publication. Thomas Keating's teaching has influenced millions who have discovered the spiritual awakening to be found in reclaiming the heritage of contemplative prayer in Christianity.

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Richard Rohr

St. Anthony Messenger, 2008

Rohr's wise and thoughtful words follow the reader day by day through Advent, deeper into the mystery of Advent and call us to be awake and aware for the coming of Christ.  Reflection questions for each meditation provoke further deepening.  For a spiritual practice of daily reflection this Advent, it's the one of the best.

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Neil Douglas-Klotz

HarperCollins, 1990

Douglas-Klotz returns to the Aramaic language of Jesus as he delves into the authentic meaning of the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, and other sayings.

Cynthia Bourgeault

Cowley Publications, 2004

Contemplative and Episcopal priest, Bourgeault describes the tradition of centering prayer as it has been practiced and taught by Thomas Keating and Basil Pennington.

Jim Marion

Hampton Roads Publishing, 2002

A contemporary mystic, Marion delves into the meaning of the gospels from the perspective of Jesus' message of non-duality and development of levels of consciousness.  This book is a favorite in the contemplative movement.

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Sister Wendy Beckett

Orbis Books, 2009

In her latest book, international bestselling author and art historian, Beckett explores the first icons of Mary still in existence and written in the beginning centuries of Christianity.

 

Kate Braestrup

Free Press, 2010

In this her fourth book, Braestrup really does bring prayer into the everyday life with her family and as a Maine Warden chaplain.  Her tone is self-effacing as she is humbled by the encounters she has with all kinds of circumstances and their miraculous mundanities.

Basil Pennington

Thomas Keating

Thomas E. Clarke

Skylight Paths, 2007

 

This is a 25th Anniversary edition of the fundamental book on Centering Prayer as developed by Pennington and Keating and now practiced by Christians around the world.  New is an introduction by Cynthia Bourgeault, one of their star pupils and a leader in the contemplative [prayer movement.

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