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.

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.

Jean-Yves Leloup

Inner Traditions, 2006

In deeper pursuit of the Jesus and Mary Magdalene mystery, LeLoup presents a thorough investigation of the scripture in order to explore and understand their profoundly transformative spiritual relationship.


Robert Powell, translator

Tarcher, 2002

This new edition, now indexed and with an afterword by Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar, is a fascinating part of esoteric Christian literature. The author is anonymous by choice and wanted to be considered as someone who is writing from another realm.

Raimon Pannikar

Orbis Books, 2004


Pannikar, scholar and contemplative, shares his insights on "Christophany,"  a relationship with Jesus Christ for this new millenium whereby we embrace Christ's reality in the deepest union within our consciousness and experience his intimate presence, as Jesus knew God as "Abba."

Don Carroll

CreateSpace, 2011

Carroll, author (A Lawyer's Guide to Healing) and spiritual director, has created a new literary genre, wisdom fiction, with his first novel in The Consciousness Trilogy. This story is both an exciting suspense mystery and a journey of profound spiritual discovery.  It's an intriguing plot which centers around a missing woman, Melissa Dowling, and the search for her by William Dawson, her lover and a former CIA agent.

Catherine Mowry LaCugna

HarperOne, 1993

LaCugna, a Roman Catholic theologian, brilliantly explores the reality of the Trinity as a living being of God's love in our midst, transforming us as divine creatures within God's manifestation of divine love in creation. 

Cynthia Bourgeault
Praxis, 2008

This book describes the power of an unusual soul relationship between the author, an Episcopal priest, and Brother Raphael (Rafe) Robin, a Trappist monk.

Brother Lawrence

Paraclete Press, 2010

A new translation of the classic guide to spiritual attentiveness for daily living by the 17th century monk Brother Lawrence, with a new foreword by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

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Richard Rohr
Crossroad Publishing, 2009

Here is another of Richard Rohr's profound and inspiring examinations of the Christian experience, this time focusing on how we can understand our faith in the way the contemplatives do.

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