St. Ignatius of Loyola

Anthony Mottola, translator

Image Doubleday, 1964

This is the classic study and retreat guide written in 1533 by St, Ignatius for thirty days of prayer.

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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Karen L. King

Polebridge Press, 2003

King's groundbreaking exploration of the Gospel of Mary considers the relationship of Mary Magdalene and Jesus, its implications for the church, and the significance of the gospel for Christianity.

Lynn C. Bauman,Ward J. Bauman,

Cynthia Bourgeault

Praxis, 2008

These three gifted scholars and contemplatives offer fresh translations of the gospels of Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Philip, which have intrigued Christians since their publication in the mid- or late 20th century.

Cynthia Bourgeault
Shambhala Publications, 2010

Bourgeault introduces her readers to the most intriguing woman in the Bible, Mary Magdalene. She examines Mary's relationship with Jesus, her role in the gospels, and her significance for Christianity.