Elaine Pagels

Knopf Doubleday, 1979

In her classic, award-winning book, Pagels, renown early church and late antiquities scholar, explains the significance of these long-suppressed Christian scriptures for our heritage and calls into question the canonization of biblical Scripture and establishment of church orthodoxy made by early church leadership.

Richard Rohr

Saint Anthony Messenger, 2001


Rohr gives his honest assessment of our new millennium and finds much that is lacking in our spiritual lives in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. He shares with his readers the path of St. Francis, forgiveness, love, acknowledgment of our shadow, and moving out into the world in hope and action.


J. Philip Newell

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002

This prayer book features Scripture from the First Testament for each morning and night of the week, with opening, thanksgiving and intercession and closing prayers written by Newell, Celtic spirituality author and scholar.

J. Philip Newell

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000


This is a book of prayers with a collection of carefully selected scripture from the Psalms and the Gospel of John for each day of the week.

John O'Donohue

HarperCollins, 1999

O'Donohue, Celtic author and scholar, delves into our human longings to belong in the world:in nature, in our community, our family, and with ourselves at every stage of life.

John O'Donohue

HarperCollins, 1997

O'Donohue takes us deeply into the Celtic imagination from a spiritual perspective as the journey of life unfolds in these pages through his beautiful prose.

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.

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."

Cynthia Bourgeault

Jossey-Bass, 2003


Bourgeault introduces her readers to the Wisdom tradition whose discplines of awareness, mindfulness, conscious presence, and contemplative prayer and meditation bring us in touch with the realm of God around us.

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